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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  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+
Sunset is a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho with a population of 7,489. Sunset is in Ada County and is one of the best places to live in Idaho. Living in Sunset offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sunset there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sunset and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sunset are highly rated.
About Sunset...
Population
7,489
Neighborhood in
Boise

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,074
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Sunset Rankings

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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

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,154
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Sunset Reviews

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There are always fun things to do if you are looking to find them. We have college football and other sporting events; music festivals, and other community events to attract visitors but Boise is not really a tourist destination.
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Public transportation is very limited. Local politics are extremely conservative. Many improvement opportunities are never implemented because they never get off of the ground (passed by city council)
There are plenty of outdoor activities and the general atmosphere is positive. I would choose to live here again.