Reasons to Move to Boise, Idaho

Dated: August 4 2021

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Boise is a fast-growing city with plenty of culture, natural beauty, and job opportunities. With a population of around 223,000, Boise is easily accessible to all the things that make it a great place to live.



Idaho is known for being very safe, and in 2017, MSN named Boise one of the safest cities in the world. Its safety index of 82.29 makes it easy to walk home from school.


Natural Surroundings

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Idaho's capital is surrounded by nature. The city features a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, swimming, and rafting.


Arts & Culture

There's more culture in Idaho's capital than most people realize. In addition to the Gene Harris Jazz Festival, which takes place every spring, the city also hosts various other festivals for both theater and music. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the 208 Comedy Fest are also held annually in town. Plus, you can visit the Basque Block! It is the only place in the western hemisphere where you can find the culture and history of Europe's mysterious Basque people.


Breweries on the Boise Ale Trail

The Boise Ale Trail has a free app that helps residents keep up with the area’s growing beer scene. Many breweries are located in the area, and it encourages users to try new ones.


All Seasons

Aside from the usual summer heat, this city also enjoys a variety of seasons. Winters are mild, with highs around 32 degrees. The sunny days are also plentiful. Summer's average temp is near 71 degrees.


Educational Opportunities 

For many years, Idaho was regarded as a horrible place for education. But, in 2016, several prominent schools in the state were mentioned on a list of the most challenging schools in the country.


Growing Job Market

With a low unemployment rate of 2.9%, Idaho’s capitol has plenty of job opportunities. According to Wall Street Journal, Boise is one of the fastest-growing job markets in the U.S.


If you’re seeking a new place to live in a safe and gorgeous location out west, definitely take a closer look at Boise, Idaho!

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Scott Trefaller

Scott grew up in Orange County, CA. and he and his family moved to Boise in 1972. He graduated from Meridian High School, then obtained a BA in Marketing from Boise State University. He has over 20 ye....

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