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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Borah is a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho with a population of 7,048. Borah is in Ada County. Living in Borah offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Borah there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Borah and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Borah are above average.
About Borah...
Population
7,048
Neighborhood in
Boise

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,584
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$855
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Borah Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,809
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Borah Reviews

13 reviews
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The area I live in is the perfect area for families. Boise has many outdoor activities and parks to attend, great suburban neighborhoods and cities with a lot to do. Crime rate is not high here, we have great local colleges such as BSU and CWI.
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Voting in local elections can make a difference, but the entire state is so red that voting doesn't seem to make any difference. There is regularly state-wide legislation that is quite right-leaning and the state legislature refuses to hear legislation on equal rights and protections for gay, lesbian and transgender individuals.
Boise has the friendliest people and communities.