There is a special tranquility about Emmett and Gem County that reminds you of your hometown. Neighbors know neighbors in the rural county, and it’s a place where you feel immediately welcome and instantly at ease.
Velvet foothills frame the lush farmland as the shadowy visage of Squaw Butte proudly watches in the distance. A lazy canal meanders through this valley of plenty and promises rich harvests for the farmers and shoppers alike.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes are finding a treasure in Gem County. From our local progressive family-owned shops producing local and Idaho made products to larger businesses with clients across the nation and world, Emmett and all of the Gem County communities are thriving.
Community festivals are a highlight for our citizens and bring approximately 100,000 visitors to the valley throughout the year. Outdoor recreational activities are as close as Black Canyon Dam. Business is booming for unique and local products and antique hunters as well.
Gem County is a wonderful place to live and work. It’s hometown friendly lifestyle leaves you refreshed and invigorated. It’s citizens and community organizations engage in and support progressive business and we are proud and honored to welcome you and your family to your new home.
Whether you’re looking for a certificate program or a Ph.D., Gem County is affluent with a well-educated workforce. Within a 45 minute drive of Emmett, you will find 12 different higher educational institutions.
See the list below for respective school information.
- Payette River Regional Technical Academy
- Brown Mackie College
- Boise State University
- Stevens Henager College
- College of Western Idaho
- Idaho State University
- Boise Bible College
- College of Idaho
- Northwest Nazarene University
- ITT Technical Institute
- Treasure Valley Community College
- University of Phoenix
Our residents also enjoy easy access to job force via the Department of Labor.
Resources & Utilities
“The state of Gem County is excellent due to great community support, great employees and sound planning.” – Lan Smith, Gem County Commissioners
Utility Companies Serving Gem County
There are several internet and phone providers in the area, all providing service to different areas with different pricing packages.
Available Real Estate
A Great Community for Family & Businesses
(but don’t take our word for it)