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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Why Boise, Idaho Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
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.
Enjoy the Outdoors in Boise
Boise's Unique Terrain Makes the Area Popular for Many Different Activities

Population

211,655
Up by 4.23%
The Five Best Neighborhoods in Boise, ID
Each community offers something different
Why Boise, Idaho Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Boise is a natural wonder, yet full of man-made amenities, too

Nearby Cities

Boise is a Top Beer City

Boise ranked on Livability's Top Beer Cities list, highlighting top microbrew choices Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, Payette Brewing Co. and Sockeye Grill & Brewery,

Best Breweries in Boise, ID
Boise breweries boast brilliant brews
Boise Police Department in Boise, ID
Boise Police Department’s Innovative Way to Tackle Retail Crime
Boise's Police Department uses the SARA model to deter retail crime.

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.

Median Home Price

$175,800
Higher than the state average
Boise, ID Homes and Neighborhoods
Boise is a city brimming with stories. The city is alive with the richness of history and the energy of progress.
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Six Hospitals and 750 Doctors Keep Boise Well Covered
Boise residents have a lot of choices when it comes to their health

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.
Award-Winning Schools, Higher Education in Boise
In Boise, a solid education starts long before college
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
Boise Draws High-Tech Employers to Fast-Paced Economy
The city boasts an impressive lineup of software and information technology companies
A Tuber Floats Down the Boise River
Enjoy the Outdoors in Boise
Boise's Unique Terrain Makes the Area Popular for Many Different Activities

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

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 Best Cities for Centrists 2014
Top 10 Best Cities for Kids 2014
Top 10 Beer Cities 2012

More About Boise, ID

The Five Best Neighborhoods in Boise, ID
Each community offers something different
Why Boise, Idaho Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Boise is a natural wonder, yet full of man-made amenities, too
Best Breweries in Boise, ID
Boise breweries boast brilliant brews
Boise Police Department’s Innovative Way to Tackle Retail Crime
Boise's Police Department uses the SARA model to deter retail crime.
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.
Boise, ID Homes and Neighborhoods
Boise is a city brimming with stories. The city is alive with the richness of history and the energy of progress.
Six Hospitals and 750 Doctors Keep Boise Well Covered
Boise residents have a lot of choices when it comes to their health
Award-Winning Schools, Higher Education in Boise
In Boise, a solid education starts long before college
Things To Do in Boise, ID
Boise offers scenic views and lots of outdoor recreation thanks to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains.
Boise Draws High-Tech Employers to Fast-Paced Economy
The city boasts an impressive lineup of software and information technology companies
Enjoy the Outdoors in Boise
Boise's Unique Terrain Makes the Area Popular for Many Different Activities