Boise, Idaho 

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IDAHO TOTAL CASES REPORTED

5,752

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

2,613,993

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

220,859

+7.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.3%

Median Income

$49,209

Median Home Price

$303,100

Best Places to Live in Boise, Idaho

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.

Pros
-Mild climate
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Entertainment
-Economic cycles
-Growth and sprawl

 $260,000 
1213 W Targee St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 747 SqFt
 $345,000 
1537 W Saint Patrick St
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1673 SqFt
 $555,000 
3768 S Riva Ridge Way
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 3153 SqFt

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

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Idaho
County: Ada County
Metro Area: Boise City Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Boise
Zip Codes: 83709 83704 83706 83713 83705 83702 83716 83703 83712
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Boise is 2.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boise jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Boise's cost of living is 3.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Boise's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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

VOTING
Ada county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Boise's population is 220,859 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.0%. Learn More...

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

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Boise is $303,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.6%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Boise

It's a good time to buy in Boise. Home Appreciation is up 16.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Boise Real Estate

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Reviews for Boise   123 Reviews
Great place to live; especially for families - 6/28/2020
I've lived in Boise for twenty years. It has grown quite a bit but still maintains a "smaller town" feeling rather than the "small town" it once had. Weather is mile,... Read More

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Colorado to Boise transplant - 6/5/2020
Colorado transplant. Boise in 2020 compares to Denver in 1994. Fantastic place to live, especially up in the mountains. Low cost of living. Plenty of things to do. Lots... Read More

A great place, twenty years ago....not today - 4/18/2020
I lived in this city for over 20 years. This place is regressive with too many conservatives and not enough social programs. The cost of living is expensive... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN BOISE, IDAHO
83709 83704 83706 83713 83705 83702 83716 83703 83712

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$260,000
1213 W Targee St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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Bed 3 | Bath 3

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Bed 4 | Bath 4

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