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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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North End is a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho with a population of 13,018. North End is in Ada County and is one of the best places to live in Idaho. Living in North End offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In North End there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in North End and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in North End are highly rated.
About North End...
Population
13,018
Neighborhood in
Boise

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$316,073
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$650
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,127
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

North End Reviews

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To start out, I have to let you know I am going to be extremely biased about the North End of Boise. I have lived, worked, gone to school, and volunteered around the North End for over 16 years and there couldn't be a better place to grow up and/or be an active member of your community. Everyone seems to have this care about our community right when they cross the threshold of their front door. The essence is intoxicating! I have volunteered at Corpus Christi Homeless Shelter, Veterans Home of America, Dunia MArket place; worked at 13th Pub and Grill, SunRay Cafe; attended Lowell Elementary, North Junior High, and Boise High school--which all of these wonderful places can be found within the North End of Boise and I am grateful for each and every institute or business here that has shaped the person I am today.
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Boise really is a secret gem (no pun intended)! It has everything you might want from a big city, but with small city quaintness. While the North End is by far the nicest neighborhood, the Bench and other areas are nice alternatives. The citizens are very friendly and everywhere feels safe. There are many local businesses, including the ever-popular and growing craft beer industry. Despite being a small city, there is a lot of culture. Live music almost every night of the week, and varying events (cultural and environmental) scattered throughout the year makes the social scene vibrant.
The houses are all very nice. Some are old and therefore aren't tip-top, but they are still very very nice. There are definitely no vacant or abandoned properties. Utilities are affordable, but because the area is very desirable, rent and real estate prices are high compared to other areas.