Boise, Idaho 

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Population

229,776

+7.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$49,209

Median Home Price

$496,900

Median Age

36

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.5 / 5.1

summer / winter

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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.
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: 3.6% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level
Boise, ID Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
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

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

POPULATION
Boise's population is 229,776 people. Since 2020, 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: $496,900. 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 41.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Boise is $496,900.
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Reviews for Boise   130 Reviews
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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Crowded House - 7/29/2021
Looking for a rental?  On 7/28/21 Boise Dev reported Boise rent prices have gone up faster than anywhere in the US. They've jumped 39% since March 2020. According to... Read More

Racist & boring - 7/15/2021
Boring ass place full of... Read More
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83709 83704 83706 83713 83705 83702 83716 83703 83712

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