The City of Wilder sits on a bench between the Boise and Snake Rivers about 100 feet higher than the valley below. It once was a desert but with the coming of water in 1910 it became some of the best farmland in the northwest.
Potatoes, onions, fruit, grain, hay, our signature crop – hops, and cattle are in abundance. We are a city of about 1,500 people, a rather stable population. We are growing with about 60 new homes in the past three years. We have a k-12 school system.
We are getting the New COSSA Campus with an Alterative High School, and five Technical Schools, along with classes provided by CWI. This will open this fall.
We just opened in January a brand new state of the art Elementary School. The Canyon County Paramedic has opened a satellite station, which gives western Canyon County better emergency services.
We have a meat processing plant which does much of the meat for fast food chains. Wilder has several churches of different protestant denominations, a very good Mexican restaurant (Alejandra’s), an American-Mexican drive-in, other stores and shops in the area. Outside of town along the Snake River is a recreation trailer park. Just south of us is an excellent 18-hole golf course, River Bend. We are also next to the new Snake River Canyon Scenic By-Way.
Over all it is a good place to live or visit.