Boise, Idaho 

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+7.0% since 2020

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8.5 / 5.1

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Mid-sized capital city - Southwestern Idaho, on a river plain at the base of the Boise Mountains. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Boise, while December and January are the least comfortable months.
State: Idaho
County: Ada County
Metro Area: Boise City Metro Area
City: Boise
Zip Codes: 83709 83704 83706 83713 83705 83702 83716 83703 83712
Cost of Living: 16.5% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level

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Boise, Id Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Boise is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boise jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Boise's cost of living is 16.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Boise's Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Boise, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Ada county remained Republican, 50.0% to 46.1%. More Voting Stats

Boise's population is 229,776 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 18.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Boise is Real Estate: $496,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.6%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Boise

It's a good time to buy in Boise. Home Appreciation is up 41.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Boise is $496,900.
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Reviews for Boise   132 Reviews
Low wages and Months of hot weather. - 9/6/2022
My wife and I moved here in 2018 with pans to eventually buy a house and start a family. We bought a house at the end of 2019, if we hadn't there's no way we could... Read More

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Boise is a Democratic stronghold in deep red ID. - 7/11/2022
Boise is often characterized as a right-leaning city, as Sperling mistakenly did in their synopsis of Boise. But, the truth is the city its not just blue; it is deep,... Read More

Wonderful city with incredible outdoor lifestyle - 10/1/2021
We’ve been in Boise for about two years. To be upfront about my biases, we love it here, so keep that in mind. That said, this review is my attempt to provide a balanced... Read More

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