Nampa, Idaho 

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+14.4% since 2020

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8.6 / 5.3

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Best Places to Live in Nampa, Idaho

Nampa, Idaho is an incredible city located in southwestern Idaho. It's known for its breathtaking mountain views, diverse culture, and vibrant nightlife. Visitors can take advantage of outdoor activities like exploring Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area or hiking at Owyhee Canyonlands to explore the local area. Nature enthusiasts can visit places like Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge or Deadwood Reservoir to gain insight into local wildlife. After exploring, sample delicious food from restaurants like The Burrito Shack or CK’s Real Food. With so much to offer, Nampa is a great place to visit for an unforgettable experience! Mid-sized capital city - Southwestern Idaho, on a river plain at the base of the Boise Mountains.
State: Idaho
County: Canyon County
Metro Area: Boise City Metro Area
City: Nampa
Zip Codes: 83686 83651 83687
Cost of Living: 4.0% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level

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Nampa, 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 Nampa is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Nampa jobs have increased by 3.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Nampa's cost of living is 4.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Nampa's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Canyon county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 68.3% to 28.6%. More Voting Stats

Nampa's population is 103,215 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 14.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 23.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Nampa is Real Estate: $378,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.2%.

Nampa public schools spend $5,785 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.8 students per teacher in Nampa. More Education

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Housing Market in Nampa

It's a good time to buy in Nampa. Home Appreciation is up 42.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Nampa is $378,300.
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Reviews for Nampa   5 Reviews
Response to quality of Idaho schools and Arizona s - 1/9/2015
We have lived in Arizona (near Phoenix) for 20 years. We are in the process of moving to the Nampa/Caldwell area. Trust me you DO NOT want to come to Arizona for an... Read More

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Overall Costs here are better than many places - 5/29/2013
Sales tax is one area that it hard to get used to, taxes here are probably average but I was not used to paying sales tax. After I checked it out against other states... Read More

What Economy? - 2/27/2010
Im sure the economy is bad everywhere, but in Nampa, i believe i read the unemployment rate is near... Read More

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