A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$180,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$805
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    219
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    69
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    305
    525
  • Theft
    1,848
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,323
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Boise Reviews

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The City of Boise is an amazing gem located in the center of the Treasure Valley! It truly is God's country! Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes, this city perfect for growing families, college students, entrepreneurs, or those wishing to retire. Boise offers some of the best real estate in the state of Idaho, with growing communities stemming out every year. The city is safe, clean, and well maintained. The educational and career opportunities are plentiful, and the cost of living is so much better than larger metro cities! I love Boise!
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Lived in Boise/ Treasure Valley area for most of my life. I spent a few years in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and childhood summers in St. George (southern Utah) but Boise is where I love to be! If you love the slopes, Bogus is less than 1 hour away. If you prefer to ski with shorts, Lucky Peak Reservoir is just as close. Run, walk, bike... that is what the green belt is for! Feeling lazy on a hot summer's day... float the Boise River. Camping, hunting, fishing? Yep, those too! I have 4 kids, teenagers to be exact. The schools are great, open enrollment in Boise! The cost of living is low. Boise has been listed several times among the best places to live based on cost of living, crime rate, education, places to work. It's even been called one of the best places in the the US for Tech businesses. All of that plus... We have Boise State football too! Go Broncos!
I've grown up in Boise and I honestly don't think I would have been raised anywhere else. I spent a lot of time riding my bike in my neighborhood with friends, playing along the Oregon Trail and Boise River, and swimming in Lucky Peak. My elementary school was and still is one of the highest rated in Boise. Being one of those states with "all seasons" means a wide variety of activities throughout the year. Whether you enjoy the outdoors (which Boise offers a lot of) or indoors, you will find something for every day of year. We even have the largest Basque community in the US. Great food, intriguing history, and friendly people!