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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
    A-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Hillcrest is a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho with a population of 4,362. Hillcrest is in Ada County. Living in Hillcrest offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hillcrest there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hillcrest and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hillcrest are above average.
About Hillcrest...
Population
4,362
Neighborhood in
Boise

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,622
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$887
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Hillcrest 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
$55,023
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Hillcrest Reviews

3 reviews
I like to live positively and motivate others to do the same. I don't follow politics, and I stay out of negative energy patterns. For me, anywhere I live is the best place to live because I make the most of what I have. I can't complain! I rank my area a five out of five circles because I see good things for the future of Boise and surrounding area.
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There is very little crime in Boise. Most of the crimes that do happen are small and the police get the situation under control very quickly.
I would choose to live here again. This area is very nice and great place to grow up for a kid.