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-Mild climate
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting


-Economic cycles
-Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About Boise City Metro Area

Boise is the capital, largest city, and cultural center of Idaho. The clean and attractive downtown is framed by mountains to the northeast and irrigated agricultural plains to the west. The economy is a diverse blend of agriculture, agricultural processing, light manufacturing, and high-tech industries, including Micron Technology (semiconductors), Hewlett-Packard, and J.R. Simplot (agriculture and french-fry fame). The presence of state government rounds out the economic picture. More recently, the mountains, pleasant climate and low costs relative to other West Coast locations has brought a strong surge of migrants, many from California, and the typical construction real estate and service businesses that emerge from such migration. Considerable recent job growth has resulted from this migration.

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Quick Facts About Boise

    The unemployment rate in Boise is 3.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boise jobs have Increased by 3.02 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Boise's cost of living is 2.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Boise's population is 218,281 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 73.60 percent.
    Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Boise is $202,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.32%.
    Boise public schools spend $8,283 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Boise.

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I'll write my review from MY perspective and life situation, and anyone reading it can take what they may from it. I hope it is beneficial to people. Being a 53 year... (Read More)



Like stepping back in time.

I grew up in the West, so I thought I knew everything I needed to know about Idaho. Wrongo! We've been here almost 2 years. The pros: Small town feel. people are... (Read More)



Like it Here

Nice place with mostly nice people. However, there is some bigotry here -some think that everyone here should be white. But, these folks are mostly viewed as dumb and... (Read More)



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