Boise, Idaho 

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

Local Listings in Boise, ID
10177 W Canterbury Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1410 SqFt
10177 W Canterbury Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1410 SqFt
10511 W Ripley Ct
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 2048 SqFt
1118 E Boise Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 1144 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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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


The unemployment rate in Boise is 2.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boise jobs have increased by 3.55%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Boise's cost of living is 6.70% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Boise's Cost of Living

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

Boise's population is 220,859 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.96%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Boise is $277,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.24%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Boise

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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It's a good time to buy in Boise. Home Appreciation is up 16.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Boise Real Estate or Find top agents in Boise

The median home price in Boise is $277,100. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Boise   115 Reviews
Great Place to Retire, Live, and Play - 4/25/2019
This city has been my home off and on for about 15 years now and even though i had to leave a couple times this city has brought me back to happiness. The people are as... Read More

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One of the Top 5 cities to Live - 3/4/2019
Boise is a wonderful place to raise a family. Crime is super low, and it is an all american football/college town. It has grown in leaps and bounds and has many... Read More

Boise, NOT one of the most livable places at all. - 2/21/2019
We have lived in the Boise area for many years. It's an OK place to live, but all this hooey about "most livable place in America, etc" is WAY overblown. Especially... Read More
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10177 W Canterbury Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

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Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

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