Bonneville County Idaho is home to the cities of Idaho Falls and Ammon. Bonneville County is the 4th largest county in Idaho and the largest on the east side of the state. The 2010 Census recorded the population of the county at 104,234. The city of Idaho Falls is the largest city in the county and is the county seat. The county was established in 1911 and was named after Benjamin Bonneville who was a French born army officer, fur trapper and explorer of the American West.
Shopping and Dining -Idaho Falls is the central hub for East Idaho and Western Wyoming and has attracted most large national retail and restaurant chains. The city of Idaho Falls borders the next largest city in Bonneville County named Ammon. Idaho Falls has been actively trying to keep the historic downtown area active. As a lot of the new business growth had been pushing east into the Ammon area Idaho Falls has made the push to bring the business district back to the center of town and has been successful with new developments such as Taylors Crossing and Snake River Landing both developments are located on the beautiful Snake River and within close proximity to I-15.
Parks and Recreation- Idaho Falls maintains 31 parks within the greater Idaho Falls area. One area of popular recreation outside the city but within Bonneville County is the Ririe Reservoir recreation area. This area is popular among boaters and fisherman year around. The Idaho Falls parks are well maintained and spread throughout the city for everyone's enjoyment. A couple of the more popular parks in Idaho Falls are the Tautphaus Park and the Snake River Greenbelt. Idaho Falls is also home to the Tautphaus Park Zoo. For those who love the outdoors and especially world class fishing Idaho Falls is within close proximity to the world famous South Fork of the Snake River.
Living- Idaho Falls has seen substantial growth over the past 10 years. With low crime rates, quality living and affordable home prices Idaho Falls seems to be a good fit for a lot of people. Some of the other attractions that make Idaho Falls a great place to live are the Museum of Idaho, the 4th of July Freedom Celebration on the Idaho Falls Greenbelt, the Idaho Falls Arts Council and many other attractions.
Education and Schools- Idaho Falls has 2 school districts, district 91 and district 93 which include 4 major High Schools, Idaho Falls, Hillcrest, Bonneville and Skyline. Idaho Falls is also home to the Eastern Idaho Technical College and has extension campus called University Place for Idaho State University and University of Idaho.