The city of Caldwell sits just North of Nampa. It is a more affordable part of the valley and still offers the amenities of a larger city. Founded and platted in 1883 it is an older established area of the area.
The College of Idaho is a private residential liberal arts college located in Caldwell Idaho. Founded 125 years ago in 1891, it is the state's oldest private liberal arts college, with an enrollment of 1,140 students.
You will find parks, pools, an 18 hole golf course at Purple Sage Course, and many more things that can drive you to Caldwell besides the affordable real estate.