Living Here

Cascade is situated well within the boundaries of the great mountainous, alpine-forested region that stretches from the upper boundaries of the Great Basin nearly to the Arctic Circle. With an average of slightly more than two persons per square mile, it is easy to see that there are vast, wide-open spaces to enjoy the activities the Lake Cascade Recreation Area has to offer.

This small town on the banks of Lake Cascade is perfect for those who love the outdoors and spectacular scenery. With four distinct seasons, each having its own special qualities and associated activities, Cascade provides the opportunity for an active, engaging lifestyle to residents and visitors alike. At any time of the year it is possible to enjoy the amenities offered in the city of Cascade for a part of the day and then find oneself in the splendid isolation of pristine forests and towering mountains that have been relatively untouched by human habitation.

All in all, Cascade makes for a great place to live, work and stay!


Cascade Education

Cascade takes the education of their youth very seriously, and as a result students in the local school districts consistently exceed national testing averages. Five public school districts serve the region with one preschool, one elementary school, one middle school, one high school, one alternative high school and one school serving kindergarten through 12th grade. All schools are dedicated to providing their patrons with an enjoyable and enriching educational experience, and the high schools also offer strong athletic programs and extracurricular activities.


Getting Here

Getting here is easy! The beautiful Lake Cascade Recreation Area awaits you. The Payette River Scenic Byway extends along Idaho 55 from the junction of Idaho 44 west of Boise, north all the way to the city of Cascade and the Lake Cascade Recreation Area.


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Real Estate

Location, Location, Location…

If you are looking to invest, buy a second home, or just hoping to relocate, no time could be better! Many homes that were once high priced have lowered considerably, bringing some beautiful and well-built houses in great locations down to very affordable prices. 

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Working in the area

Employment options and career development in the Cascade area are available in many professions. Ranching and logging have always been major industries in the area and to this day continue to be valuable sources of employment.

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SH-55 – Payette River Scenic Byway

The county’s primary highway is the north-south State Highway 55, the Payette River Scenic Byway, a designated national scenic byway. It heads north from Eagle in Ada County to Horseshoe Bend in Boise County, and climbs the whitewater of the Payette River to Cascade and McCall.