Welcome to Boise and hope you find a nice place to live. Obviously, I am like other agents and would like to help you, but hey you have heard a lot of that already.
Riding bikes on the Greenbelt that follows the Boise River is fun, and when it is warmer a lot of people like to do the lazy float of the Boise River. A drive north up HWY 21 through Idaho City (eat at Trudy's Kitchen YUM) and then to Lowman and on to Stanley to see the Saw Tooth Mountains is very scenic, from there curve down to Sun Valley, maybe you will see Arnold, or Demi, Tom Hanks, perhaps Ashton. The shopping is fun and there are many restaurants. From there shoot down to HWY 84 and back to Boise. Start early it will be a full day.
Boise has many good school districts that rate very well nationaly, and there is a great variety of neighborhoods and areas to choose from.
Have a great day
Dawn (208) 861-0734
Garden Valley Real Estate as 43 Degrees North Real Estate
You should at least tour through BODO and the downtown area. That's more fun for shopping than the mall. There are some great shops and it's fun to walk around.
If you're out in the Eagle area in the morning you should check out Rembrandt's coffee shop. It was converted from and old church and it's a great way to spend a lazy morning or have lunch.
I personally would choose Boise State over CWI. It's in the heart of the downtown area and although it's a full blown state college it still has the feel of a community college. It's also in close proximity to the North End which is a very popular place to live. You're going to have to make her a Broncos convert to live in this town anyway, might as well do it right.
You're going to have buyer's agents jumping all over you with the price range you're shopping in. Just do your due diligence and pick one that fits right for you. If I can answer any other questions let me know.