The Boise Bench is bounded by Federal Way to the east, Cole Road to the west and Garden City to the north. The Bench is approximately 60 feet higher than downtown Boise to the northeast. Orchard Street is a major north-south thoroughfare in the neighborhood. The Bench is so named because this sudden rise, giving the appearance of a step, or bench. The Bench (or Benches, there are three actual benches in the Boise Valley) was created as an ancient shoreline to the old river channel. The Bench is home to the Boise Union Pacific Depot and older residential neighborhoods similar to those in the North End.