Are you thinking about relocating to Boise? Well, join the ranks – you are not alone! Boise, and the Treasure Valley as the area is known, is growing faster than the national average. In fact, the Washington Post claims in an article dated Dec. 26, 2017, “Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the union. …And Boise is booming. Most newcomers have settled in the capital and the cities and suburbs surrounding it, compounding the state’s urbanization advantage. They appear to be drawn by the city’s combination of size and low cost of living. Idaho has the fourth-cheapest cost of living in the country, according to a 2017 index from the Council for Community and Economic Research.”
People have discovered our grand city and want to enjoy the quality of life that so many of us appreciate here. Good jobs, affordable housing and a safe, clean and vibrant downtown make Boise a great place to live.
Downtown Boise with Idaho's Capitol Building and snow-covered foothills
Boise has something for everyone – four seasons; including hot, dry summers and snowy, cold winters! The seasons afford outdoor activities year-round, including golf, river rafting, paddle boarding, boating, biking, and hiking to downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and now roller-coastering at our local ski hill. Indoor enthusiasts can enjoy all that larger cities offer including concerts, professional theatre, ballet and philharmonic. Sports enthusiasts enjoy pro sports with local minor league hockey and baseball teams, and Boise State University showcases its nationally-ranked football team each year and BSU basketball is quite popular also.
The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce describes Boise as, “…a great place to live, work and visit! Whether it’s the vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the mild climate, Boise and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Nestled in the Treasure Valley against the majestic foothills, Boise is part of a thriving metropolitan area of over 550,000 people. Boise is the largest metropolitan area in Idaho, and also the most remote metropolitan area in the United States, fostering a “unique sense of community.”
If you are thinking about moving here or just wondering about all the hubbub, give us a call. We’d love to talk with you about our city and our housing market. Though housing prices are rising, they are still very affordable and there’s something here for everyone. We specialize in East Boise, but our agents are well-versed with the entire valley, work with out-of-state buyers all of the time, and with a few questions can help you find your ideal neighborhood.
Templeton Real Estate Group – 208-473-2203. Call us today!
By Bonnie Way Snider, Licensed Realtor© and Blogger