Boise, Idaho 

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Population

220,859

+7.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.4%

Median Income

$49,209

Median Home Price

$303,100

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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.

Boise, ID Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Mild climate
Outdoor recreation
Attractive setting
Cons
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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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
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 2.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). 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
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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 Real Estate: $303,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.6%.

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.
The median home price in Boise is $303,100.

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Reviews for Boise   123 Reviews
Not What it Used To Be - 10/16/2020
Used to be clean. Used to be caring. Used to be low crime. Used to be native majority. Used to be quiet. Used to be low pollution. Used to be inexpensive and... Read More

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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

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


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

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