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-Mild climate
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting

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-Entertainment
-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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    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Boise's cost of living is 2.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Boise's population is 218,281 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 73.60 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Boise is $202,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.32%.
    SCHOOLS
    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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  10/12/2017
I feel safe here in Boise

I am a woman and moved here 2-1/2 yrs ago from Las Vegas. The comments talk about the crime in Boise, it's nothing compared to Las Vegas. There is crime in ALL cities... (Read More)

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  8/27/2017
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The problem with Boise is it has too much of that "small" town vibe going; people will exclude you, snitch, & create drama. Too many Mormons & since it's a right to work... (Read More)

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  7/15/2017
These reviews always have some subjectivity?

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)

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