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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.


Mid-sized capital city - Southwestern Idaho, on a river plain at the base of the Boise Mountains See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Idaho
County: Ada County
Metro Area: Boise City Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Boise
Zip Codes: 83709, 83704, ... 9 total
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level

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. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Boise's cost of living is 2.60% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Boise's Cost of Living
    Boise's population is 218,281 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 73.60 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Boise is $202,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.32%. Check out the homes in the area.
    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. Learn more...

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Just like heaven...

Having relocated from Fresno, CA to Boise in Nov. 2014, all I can say is, "Thank God!" It's like a breath of fresh air after having lived in crime-ridden, overtaxed... (Read More)



Nice town.

Relocated to Boise in 2016. Here are my impressions. Climate is moderate. Summer is very warm to hot. Cools down at night. We like the dry heat! Winter can be... (Read More)



13 Years Experienced

The Good: Everything you need to live is here, including raising a family, safety, and cleanliness. Moderate 4 season, Mild consistency in weather. Opportunities for... (Read More)



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