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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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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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!
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!