I have lived in Nampa now for 3 years. I was born-n-raised in St.Louis, MO and lived for several years in Reno, NV before moving here. So, I know crime, lol.
When people talk about gangs and violence here I have to just laugh. That is so ridiculous. I would walk ANYWHERE in Nampa, ANYTIME, day or night. Sure, something could happen just as easy as it could happen anywhere else. And there are a few places you would probably not want to go to in the middle of the night. But seriously.....during the day you can literally go anywhere.
My point is there are a bunch of really safe neighborhoods all around. Send me a private email if you have any questions or need any assistance. Don't worry at all. You will be fine.
btw, I may be getting me a jeep this coming week so we might want to keep in touch anyway.
Call me if you need anything. Welcome to the neighborhood. Idaho is one of the safest places you can be.