Mountain Home is a high desert community that is a crossroads of the West. Originally a home station on the stage route, it was located 10 miles northeast of its present location and called Rattlesnake Station. It was moved to its present site when the railroad was completed in 1883.
Mountain Home is about 45 minutes east of Boise, across a high chaparral desert where you’ll frequently see antelope. With 11,427 residents, Mountain Home is a friendly, safe community – a place where many still don’t lock their doors. The downtown has shops, a museum, boutiques, restaurants and parks. A short walk away, tidy homes sit in groomed yards beneath shade trees.
The town is a close neighbor to the Mountain Home Air Force Base, home of the Air Force’s 366th Tactical Fighter Wing. The Air Force brings people from all over the world to Mountain Home, making it an international community. The base offers a number of community activities, including an annual air show attended by thousands.