Welcome to Kuna, Idaho
The city of Kuna, located 18 miles southwest of Boise, with a population of about 12,600 residents, has its roots in agriculture although the town’s population and business center have been growing for several years. It’s small town charm and proximity to Boise make it a great choice for those seeking to live in a small town but with access to big city amenities and job opportunities. The city’s mission statement – “… to improve the quality of life in Kuna, promote economic well-being, provide excellence in service to our residents, encourage a culturally diverse community, and to preserve our past as we focus on our future” — speaks to the goals of the city government.
Kuna has an active Chamber of Commerce that works to “engage our members in programs to develop successful business practices, increase business opportunities, and enhance the quality of life in the community.”
A downtown Kuna Public Library offers children’s activities and youth programs. The library also offers an interlibrary loan program.
The Kuna Senior Center is a part where seniors can meet friends and enjoy a meal today. The Center provides many activities to seniors from Kuna and other areas.
The Kuna School District serves the city and surrounding area and has approximately 4000 students (2007). The goal of the district is to respond to the growth that has affected the school district and at the same time to maintain their “small town” feel. The district has built new schools in the recent past and currently has five elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The mascot for the district, the Kuna Kaveman, was derived from the Kuna Cave, formed through volcanic activity, and located south of Kuna on the road to the National Birds of Prey Habitat Area..
Kuna is nicknamed the “Gateway to the National Birds of Prey Habitat Area”. This special area is located about 12 miles south of Kuna in the Snake River Canyon. All types of birds of prey – peregrines, owls, eagles and several types of falcons can be seen flying and nesting in this region. The area provides hikers, bird enthusiasts and all individuals who enjoy the outdoors ample opportunities to see nature at its best.
Indian Creek flows through the city of Kuna and a walking path extends from the city park west through town. The city park is located in the center of town and provides baseball fields, playground equipment and an area for picnics. It is also the site for Kuna Days, an annual event held in early August, to promote patriotism and community spirit.
Falconcrest Golf Club, located about 4 miles east of Kuna, is one of the area’s newest golf courses and offers 18 holes of golf for every skill level golfer. Each hole offers an outstanding view of the Boise Front mountain range or the valley. The course was designed to flow with the natural terrain and includes grass, sand, and water. A nine-hole executive course, Robin Hood Golf Course is also located at the club.
Although Kuna doesn’t offer all of the amenities of its larger neighboring cities, it does offer shopping, restaurants and other services to its residents. And it’s close proximity to Meridian and Boise make it a great choice for those seeking a quieter, more rural livestyle.