Vista Neighborhood


The Vista Neighborhood

In 2014, the City of Boise partnered with residents and community leaders on an initiative – Energize Our Neighborhoods – aimed at celebrating neighborhoods and improving livability. With three main goals and eight focus areas at the helm, the partners got to work in the Vista neighborhood. In three short years, we are proud to share that not only is Energize Our Neighborhoods a nationally recognized program, but that together we have surpassed expectations in what we set out to accomplish.

Why the Vista Neighborhood?

The City of Boise identified the Vista Neighborhood as an area rich in opportunity after reviewing citywide livability indicators, neighborhood demographics and several significant local assets.

  • Vista Avenue
    The Vista Avenue Corridor is an important economic catalyst for the Vista Neighborhood and the entire city.
  • Whitney Community Center
    The Whitney Community Center is operated by Boise Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Boise School District. The community center is a great neighborhood resource. It offers amenities that include a free after-school program, studio space for art and dance classes, a supervised teen activity center and a community garden.
  • Affordable Housing
    The City of Boise owns 80 units of affordable housing on Vista Avenue. 
  • Federal Funding
    The entire Vista Neighborhood qualifies for certain federal funds administered by the City of Boise.


Community Resources

Many organizations offer meals, services, classes, and other resources for the Vista community. 

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