Welcome to Mountain Home

The City of Mountain Home, Mountain Home is the largest city and county seat of Elmore County the population was 14,206 at the 2010 census. Mountain Home was originally a post office at Rattlesnake Station, a stagecoach stop on the Overland Stage Line, about seven miles east of the city, on present-day US-20 towards Fairfield. With the additioel rancho 2n of the Oregon Short Line railroad in 1883, the post office was moved downhill and west to the city’s present site. Mountain Home is a is a vibrant rural community located about 40 miles southeast of Boise. Mountain Home is an excellent place to live and raise a family with a genuine sense of community. Residents benefit from a cost of living roughly fifteen percent less than the national average, quality health facilities including St. Lukes Elmore, and excellent schools, with several higher learning opportunities close by. Our Clean air, low crime rate and abundance of recreational opportunities make everyday a pleasure to be enjoyed.

Down town Main


Are you planning an event within the City of Mountain Home that will have a large attendance or may require some sort of services, such as a park reservation, street closures, garbage removal, porta-potties, barricades, water or power?  If so, you will need to allow enough time before your event to fill out an Events Procedure Form and attend an Events Procedure meeting that is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers.  Click HERE for the form or you can find it in Forms & Links.