Gooding, population 3,384, is located in South Central Idaho, a few miles from I-84, combining the friendly atmosphere of a small western community with easy access to the convenience of larger cities, i.e. Boise 98 miles to the west and Twin Falls, 33 miles east.
Established in 1907 and incorporated in 1908, the city of Gooding is located on 160 acres originally owned by Frank R. Gooding, a former Governor and Senator in Idaho.
Cattle and sheep ranching, irrigated and dry farming contribute much to the economy of Gooding, the trading center of one of the richest irrigated agricultural districts in the United States.
Gooding’s mild climate compares favorably with the rest of the state. A four-season environment, the weather features a definitive spring, summer, fall and winter. The average high temperature of 76 degrees, the average low temperature of 28 degrees and an average precipitation of 8.93 inches.
Golfing, skiing, boating, hunting, camping, bowling, horseshoes and summer city recreation programs are all part of the local year-round scene. Softball diamonds, indoor swimming pool, 3 city parks and tennis courts are all close to the downtown area.