Outdoor Magazine calls them “adventure meccas”–2016’s top sixteen cities for people who love the outdoors.

Boise is in good company in a list highlighting cities where rivers, trails, and greenbelts attract jobs, and create incredible communities.

I had the chance to talk to Frederick Reimers about what makes our outdoor scene stand apart:

Mat Erpelding, 41, represents Boise’s Downtown and North End in the Idaho state legislature, which means his district contains the majority of the city’s famous 190-mile Ridge to Rivers system. “The trails are the reason I live in Boise,” says Erpelding, owner of Idaho Mountain Guides, which leads rock-climbing trips in the area. Above, he walks us through his ideal Boise day: a bike-based quadrathlon via the Greenbelt, a 25-mile path along the Boise River.

You can click here to read the full article, but it’s hardly a surprise to see Boise recognized again as a great place to live.

We live in a city earning new distinctions each year. The Boise Valley Economic Partnership, which keeps tabs on these sorts of things, notes that this year alone, Boise joined the top ten in lists as varied as Best Cities for Jobs, Fastest Growing Cities, Hottest Housing Markets, and Cities for Millennial Startup Companies.

I’m proud to have shed light on what makes Boise such a great place to live.