In 1912, William Baldridge opened a hardware and buggy shop in Parma.
In the last decade, an estimated 5 million dollars worth of business infrastructure improvements have been built within the Impact Area of Greater Parma.
That original company’s heritage continues to this day in the name of Parma Company and Agri-lines. The legacy of Parma’s early businessmen is alive and well in the twenty-first century.
From state-of-the-art onion storage to new and remodeled agriculture equipment production facilities, a new pharmacy and dental offices, Parma is where growth is occurring. If you are looking for the small town feel, with acreage lots available, with low student to teacher ratios, lower cost of real estate but within good striking distance of all of the best southwest Idaho has to offer, Parma is a good choice.
Its distinctive placement at the junction of two rivers, the Union Pacific main line, US Highway 95, and 15 minutes from Interstate 84 render it ideal for growers, shippers, manufacturers, commuters, and travelers.
Nearby rivers and public lands provide excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Parma residents can enjoy fishing, hunting, boating, camping, hiking and ATV and snowmobile riding within a short distance from the city. There are at least five sportsmen’s access locations to the Boise and Snake Rivers within five miles of the city.