What you need to know about Boise, ID

As the capital and most populous city in Idaho, Boise helps set the cultural tone of the state, offering residents and visitors a rich collection of amenities from parks and restaurants to museums and music venues. Boise State University drives the economy in Boise, along with top employers like Micron Technology, St. Luke’s Health System and Simplot. While most of the city lies on a broad, flat plain, a stretch of mountains to the northeast offers great hiking and camping opportunities.

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Top 10 Best Cities for Centrists 2014
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Why Boise, Idaho Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live 2015
Boise is a natural wonder, yet full of man-made amenities, too
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Boise breweries boast brilliant brews
Things To Do in Boise, ID
Boise offers scenic views and lots of outdoor recreation thanks to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains.

Median Home Price

$175,800
Higher than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 59.57%
59.57% Complete
Homes Rented 40.43%
40.43% Complete

Real Estate

In Boise, Idaho


Ready to move to Boise? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Boise.
Boise, ID: Livability Top 100 Best Places to Live
Boise, Idaho, gives residents access to Rocky Mountain recreation, top-notch health care and strong schools.

Schools

In Boise, Idaho


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Boise rates.

Median Household Income

$49,209
Lower than the national average

Business

In Boise, Idaho


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Boise.
Things To Do in Boise, ID
Boise offers scenic views and lots of outdoor recreation thanks to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains.

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

Health

In Boise, Idaho


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Boise.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 39%
39% Complete
Graduated High School 94%
94% Complete

Boise, ID's Rankings

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Top 10 Best Cities for Centrists 2014
Top 10 Best Cities for Kids 2014
Top 10 Beer Cities 2012

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Why Boise, Idaho Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live 2015
Boise is a natural wonder, yet full of man-made amenities, too
Best Breweries in Boise, ID
Boise breweries boast brilliant brews
Things To Do in Boise, ID
Boise offers scenic views and lots of outdoor recreation thanks to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains.