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%

Boise Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

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

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%
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Boise Reviews

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Boise is such a hidden gem! I've grown up in the state of Idaho my entire life but have recently really experienced Boise in the last year. One thing people don't completely know is the variety that Boise has to offer. You are twenty minutes to a good hike, thirty minutes from the ski hill, 15 minutes from water to go boating. There are so many chances to get out and enjoy what the city has to offer. Our community has such a diverse group of people, one of the largest being the Basque community here. After traveling, I've also come to realize that Boise has some of the most kind-hearted humans around. People are so helpful and willing to talk to strangers, it's such a rarity. That is why I love where I live.
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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!
When I moved to Boise I was overwhelmed with the kindness I received from others. I got involved in a great church community. My co-workers were great. The Boise community collectively enjoys biking, hiking, swimming, and practicing sustainability. I would highly recommend this area to young adventurous people enjoy healthy living. If you enjoy all four seasons, with a month of snow, this place is all the more suited for you!