Best Places to Live in Melba, 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: Canyon County
Metro Area: Boise City Metro Area
City: Melba
Zip Codes: 83641
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Melba is 4.40% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Melba jobs have increased by 2.86%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Melba's cost of living is 1.30% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Melba's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Melba's population is 531 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 110.71%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Melba is $180,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.74%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Melba public schools spend $6,563 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Melba. Learn More...

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ZIP CODES IN MELBA, IDAHO
83641