Community Resources

Looking to relocate to Sun Valley? We don’t blame you. Most of us did the same after a visit here. The following pages contain links to community organizations that can help you with your move and let you know about what services we have.

Soon we’ll be saying “Hi, neighbor!

 The Idaho Stewardship Guide

Check out the Idaho Stewardship Guide for details on what Idaho is all about.

Business Guide and Business Relocation

Looking to relocate to the Sun Valley, Idaho area? The Wood River Chamber has a great resource called Discover the Wood River Valley to answer all of your questions.

Wood River Chamber Relocation Guide

Please visit the City of Ketchum’s website for zoning, liscensing and code information.

Government & Taxes

Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue, and Carey are the 5 incorporated cities in Blaine County. All are governed by an elected mayor and a city council. In addition, the unincorporated county is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners.
Both Ketchum and Sun Valley are authorized by the state to levy a local option tax. In Ketchum, the tax rate is 3% on lodging and liquor by the glass, and 2% on other retail sales. In Sun Valley, the tax rate on lodging and retail sales is 4%. Various exemptions apply to these taxes (e.g., groceries & medical in both jurisdictions, in Sun Valley building materials and lift tickets were exempted in January 1999).


Below you’ll find links to local media publications that offer employment classified listings online. If you are looking from out of area be sure to check the local classifieds for information on properties including sales and rentals:

Idaho Mountain Express
Sun Valley Economic Development

Real Estate and Housing

For businesses that can provide help with real estate and housing, please see our business directory.

Recycling and Waste Removal

Blaine County recycles newspaper & printer paper, plastics 1-5, and aluminum/tin curbside. We have several drop off locations for glass and cardboard, and our main Recycle Center accepts items such as batteries, household hazardous waste, and electronics. We also participate in Hilex Poly’s plastic bag recycle program.
Click here for a complete list of drop off locations and acceptable items.

Blaine County Recycling Center at the Ohio Gulch Transfer Station
110 Ohio Gulch Road in Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: 208-788-0880
Hours of Operation: Mon—Sat, 8:00—5:00

Additional Information about Moving to Sun Valley

  • Schools & Education
    • The Blaine County School District serves the cities of Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Bellevue, Carey, and the surrounding areas. Blaine County is home to about 22,000 people. The School District includes six elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, an alternative high school, and a K-12 school.
      Also, a branch of the College of Southern Idaho is located in Hailey. Private schools include The Community School and Sage School.
  • Medical Community
    • St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center 208-7267-8800
    • St. Luke’s Center for Community Health 208-727-8733
    • Hospice of the Wood River Valley 208-726-8464
  • Non Profit Organizations
    • The Wood River Valley’s small population sure is big on heart and community spirit. Ranging from music festivals to kids programs, wandering mutts to therapeutic equines, there are dozens upon dozens of non-profit organizations to volunteer for, donate to, or benefit from.
  • Assisted Living Resources
    • The Sun Valley area has been a popular destination for senior. Known for its beautiful scenery untouched natural landscape, and ample outdoor recreating opportunities makes this location a coveted destination for those looking to stay active. For a list of assisted living resources, click here.