This small town has recently grown to 6500 people. With the completion of a new interchange from Highway 16 (that is going to eventually connect with Interstate 84) this town is on the verge of becoming the next boom town of the Treasure Valley. Big companies like Target and Albertson have recently purchased land in Star to bring bigger-scale commercial to the area. Like Eagle, the city of Star is between the Boise River and the foothills. Its name comes from 1800s travelers on their way to Middleton or Boise who used the “star” on the school house to find east and west. The name stuck.