Star is a city in northwestern Ada County, Idaho, with parts stretching into neighboring Canyon County. It was named in the 19th century by travelers on their way to Middleton and Boise who used the star on the school house to find east and west. The name stuck and it became Star, Idaho. Today it is a growing town west of Boise and its schools are shared with Middleton School District and West Ada School District.
With a growing population, Star is focusing on bringing a balance to development in and around the city. The Western Alliance provides economic development services for the City of Star, giving assistance with grants and land use applications. We also provide assistance with small business development.