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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Southeast Boise is a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho with a population of 42,094. Southeast Boise is in Ada County and is one of the best places to live in Idaho. Living in Southeast Boise offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southeast Boise there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Southeast Boise and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Southeast Boise are highly rated.
About Southeast Boise...
Population
42,094
Neighborhood in
Boise

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,671
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Southeast Boise 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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,521
National
$55,322
Families with Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Southeast Boise Reviews

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As somebody who doesn’t like living in suburbs, especially large suburbs, I actually kind of like Southeast Boise. The proximity to the Oregon Trail is especially nice, as it provides a lot nice walking paths and attracts a lot of birds. Simplot is also nice at times, when it’s not crowded for baseball or soccer games. Being close to Albertsons and also not far from Fred Meyer is very convenient, and both are easy to navigate to. It feels safe, although the people are not the friendliest and is noticeably conservative, so maybe it is not the best for LGBTQ people like me. It is also very much a middle-class neighborhood which is admittedly alienating. Luckily for the most part people leave each other alone to go about their business.
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Southeast Boise is the perfect community for all ages. There are several public parks and playgrounds for kids that are easy to walk to from almost every neighborhood. There is easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping. Boise State University is minutes away if someone is interested in events or college sports. The foothills, filled with miles of hiking trails, can be seen from almost every east-facing window. And there is no hustle and bustle of dealing with commuters; this is the ideal part of town.
I love the commute to downtown Boise, on average takes me 7 minutes to get there. I love the local shops and diners, I am close to many restaurants and theaters. There is a lot of family friendly events to do year long. Being so close to Bogus Basin you have the comfort of hiking or biking trails, and during winter the slopes. 30 minutes outside of Boise you have Idaho City who has the most luxurious affordable hot springs you could ask for. On a chilly autumn night, that is one of my favorite things to do. To start the complaints one is being so close to the airport, but I guess with time you learn to tune out those planes and jets flying around. Schools in Boise could be better in their school department as well. Overall, I love Boise. I moved from California 4 years ago and its the best decision I have made. I have been able to establish a home for my children and hopefully show them it is never too late to go after what you want.