Boise, Idaho 

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Population

218,281

74% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$49,209

Avg. Home Price

$202,200

Best Places to Live in Boise, Idaho

Mid-sized capital city - Southwestern Idaho, on a river plain at the base of the Boise Mountains
Pros
-Mild climate
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Entertainment
-Economic cycles
-Growth and sprawl

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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.


QUICK FACTS

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Boise is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boise jobs have increased by 3.02%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Boise's cost of living is 2.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Boise's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Boise's population is 218,281 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 73.60%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Boise is $202,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.32%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Boise

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Reviews for Boise    105 Reviews
Wages are pathetic! - 5/30/2018
Boise is a beautiful city. It has some amazing people. It's a great place for outside recreation. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to live there. I hope ANYONE... (Read More)

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VERY HOT - 5/26/2018
I moved from a higher elevation and am having quite a difficult time adjusting to this heat. I work outside so it's definitely an issue. It truly doesn't rain for 5... (Read More)

Just like heaven... - 3/22/2018
Having relocated from Fresno, CA to Boise in Nov. 2014, all I can say is, "Thank God!" It's like a breath of fresh air after having lived in crime-ridden, overtaxed... (Read More)
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ZIP CODES IN BOISE, IDAHO
83709 83704 83706 83713 83705 83702 83703 83716 83712