Nampa is the 2nd largest city in the State of Idaho and is part of the Boise-Nampa Metro area (Idaho’s largest metropolitan area). Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84, and 6 miles west of Meridian. Nampa is a principal city of the Boise-Nampa Metropolitan Area, and is centrally and ideally located to reach all western U.S. markets. Nampa has become not only the retail and restaurant hub of the western Boise Valley, but is home to many successful food processing and manufacturing companies. The City of Nampa’s food processing and manufacturing continues to flourish, while industries such as; advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, high tech, shared services, and bio sciences take on a peaking interest.
In Nampa, you will do more than live and work, you will thrive in an environment rich in endless natural beauty, local history and culture, and economic well-being. Nampa has a long history of providing business friendly atmosphere, low operating costs, skilled employees and a great quality of life. Located just minutes from Boise, Nampa brings metropolitan amenities together with a relaxed pace of life and true sense of community spirit. That is why so many successful world-class companies from many industries have chosen Nampa as their place to operate – this includes companies like; Amalgamated Sugar, Plexus Corporation, Micron Technology, Great American Appetizers, Woodgrain Millwork, Fleetwood Homes,Union Pacific Systems, Sorrento-Lactalis, Materne North America, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Nestle-USA, J.R. Simplot, many more. There’s always something new and exciting to discover in Nampa. Museums, markets and golf courses, plus fine dining and shopping, next to an outdoor recreational wonderland. Look around, you’ll like what you find.
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Nampa Homes For Sale
- $289,000 : 4146 E Switzer Way, Nampa4 beds, 3 baths
- $384,900 : 809 Augusta Dr, Nampa4 beds, 3 baths
- $300,000 : 7323 Southside Blvd, Nampa7 beds, 3 baths
- $289,900 : 2415 W Herron Loop, Nampa4 beds, 3 baths
- $281,608 : 6671 E Kirkwood St., Nampa4 beds, 2 baths
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The Nampa school district includes 15 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 4 high schools, one of which is an alternative high school that serves students who struggle in traditional high schools. Nampa is also home to Northwest Nazarene University and College of Western Idaho. Northwest Nazarene University has two colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. NNU offers over 60 baccalaureate degree programs, 11 master’s degree programs, and a Ph.D. degree program. In addition to its 90-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University offers extensive online degree programs and has branch campuses in Boise, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and has been consistently rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top masters-level universities in the west as well as by the Princeton Review’s “Book of The Best Western Colleges.” CWI offers over 60 academic transfer and professional-technical programs leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, and certificates. CWI also offers basic skills education to help upgrade skills, prepare for the GED, and learn English, as well as dual credit for high school students and fast-track career training for working professionals or people seeking to enter the workforce.
Nampa is home to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa. This acute care hospital is a 152-bed facility that serves the medical needs of the greater Nampa area. In addition, Saint Alphonsus operates two emergency departments in the Nampa area. In addition, Saint Lukes Nampa Medical Plaza is a state-of-the-art medical facility, located within city limits. It operates a 24-hour emergency room. Saint Lukes is in the process of building an 87-bed hospital in Nampa, which will include a family suites for new mothers and their newborns, additional heart services and an intensive care unit. Nampa is also home to hundreds of small medical offices and practices that serve the greater community. From advanced traditional medicine to holistic treatment, there are a wide array of health practitioners in Nampa to meet the needs of families and individuals.
Shopping and Recreation
Nampa has twenty-four parks, the largest of which is Lakeview Park. The Nampa Recreation Center, a 140,000-square-foot facility containing a six-pool aquatics center, three gymnasiums, racquetball courts, a walking/running track, a weight room and exercise equipment, a climbing wall, and a number of other activity areas, opened in 1994. Centennial Golf Course and Ridgecrest Golf Club are owned and operated by the City of Nampa.
The Ford Idaho Center is a complex of entertainment venues. Venues include a 10,500-seat amphitheater which was built in 1998 and features a 60-by-40-foot stage; a 12,279-seat arena; the Idaho Horse Park, and the Sports Center, used for track and field events. The Idaho Center arena is best known for hosting the Snake River Stampede Rodeo during the third week of July every year. The Snake River Stampede is considered one of the nation’s top rodeos. Karcher Mall, Treasure Valley Marketplace, and Nampa Gateway Center all serve as Nampa’s leading shopping centers. Visitors will find many major retailers along with smaller boutique shops.
Historically, Nampa has been known as a strong agricultural base. Canyon County produces more than 90 percent of the world’s sweet corn seed, and is also a leader in the production of livestock, dairy, and alfalfa. Located in the heart of Idaho’s wine country, Nampa also produces its share of grapes. Vineyards in Nampa and surrounding areas grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Roussanne, Pinot Gris, Merlot, and Syrah varietals. The climate, geography, and location along the Snake River make for ideal growing conditions.
Nampa also has a strong manufacturing base, with furniture, boxes, wood products, and computer chips as some of the goods produced. Nampa has benefited from the technology boom: computer equipment manufacturer MCMS is headquartered in Nampa. It is among the city’s top employers. Education continues to be a major source of employment in Nampa, with Nampa School District 131 and higher education institutes Northwest Nazarene University and Boise State University’s Canyon County Center providing jobs for more than 1,200 people.
Canyon County Single-Family Home Activity
- There were 483 pending sales in November 2016, which is up 7.1% from November 2015.
- There were 367 closed sales in November 2016, which was 32.5% higher than in November 2015.
- The median sales price in November 2016 was $159,100, up 8.2% from November 2015.
- There were 2.6 months supply of inventory in November 2016, which is down 16.1% from November 2015
Canyon County’s inventory was down compared to last year, as well, but not to historic levels. In November 2016, there were 903 homes for sale in Canyon County, down 5.3% from November 2015 and 8.0% less than October 2016. Existing home inventory was down 22.7% from last year, but new construction in Canyon County was actually up 23.9%. Months Supply of Inventory for Canyon County was at 2.6 months in November 2016, when looking at the market as a whole. It was at 1.6 months for existing homes and at 7.6 for new construction.
The low inventory of homes for sale in Ada County has driven home prices for months now. In November 2016, there were only 1,730 homes for sale in Ada County, just 66 more than the historic low point of 1,664 in January 2013. Compared to a year ago, inventory in November was down 9.8%, but between October 2016 and November 2016, it dropped 21.3%, with 220 fewer homes for sale. The lack of existing home inventory pulled new construction inventory down 0.2% from last year. There were only 868 existing homes for sale in November 2016, a 17.7% drop from last year at this time, and 22.2% lower than in October 2016.
One of the metrics used to determine demand vs. supply is Months Supply of Inventory. A balanced market—not favoring buyers or sellers—is typically between 4-6 months of supply. In November 2016, the Months Supply of Inventory for Ada County was only 2 months and less than 1 month for existing homes priced below $250,000.