I live about 41 miles from the “Big City” of Boise, and 17 miles from the Oregon border and town of Ontario, but town is growing my direction all the time. It’s still pretty rural here and I like it that way. It’s high desert, pretty dry and flat, and doesn’t get a lot of snow. Mountains are all around though--Sun Valley, the Sawtooths--filled with pines, whitewater rivers and fish.
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The short video here gives a nice video slideshow overview of the state by region. I live in Southwestern Idaho, but my playground includes all the surrounding regions.