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About Boise Idaho
Here are a few of the reasons why we feel Boise Idaho is a great place to live:

The people are friendly
Boise offers big city amenities without the big city attitude. In Boise you don't get the big city stare down, you get the small town smile. The "feel" of Boise just seems right.

The streets are safe
You know that crime is a minor issue in Boise when someone breaking into cars is still front page news. According to FBI crime tracking reports, Idaho's crime rate is the lowest in the western U.S. with the rate of serious crime 21.3% less than the national average.

Good schools and education
When it comes to education, Idaho ranks in the top third of US states. Over 84.7% of Idaho adults are high school graduates. In Boise, Boise State University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in over 190 fields of interest including an Executive MBA program and four doctorate degree programs. BSU's College of Engineering was ranked in U.S. News and World Report's list of best engineering programs and BSU's College of Business and Economics is rated in the top third in the nation with international AACSB accreditation.

Housing is affordable
Whether you prefer a classic turn of the century home in Boise's historic "North End" or a brand new home with all the upgrades, Boise has something for everyone at prices that won't break the bank. As with any market, Boise real estate prices vary depending on location, size and quality, but overall your home-buying dollar will go much further in Boise compared to other large cities in the United States. The median home price in Boise is $163,000.

Plentiful shopping and dining
Boise area shopping includes Macy's, Dillards, Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, the Gap, Banana Republic, Pier 1 Imports, Pottery Barn, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Gymboree, Victoria's Secret, Wet Seal, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Costco, Wal Mart and many more. Boise area national and regional dining chains include Texas Road House, Red Robin, The Cheesecake Factory, Fuddruckers, The Olde Spaghetti Factory, Chili's, Famous Dave's BBQ, Olive Garden, T.G.I.Friday's, Krispey Kreme and many more.

Quality healthcare
Boise is home to quality, leading edge health care. St. Luke's hospital is recognized as a regional leader in heart, cancer and women's and children's health care and has full service hospitals in downtown Boise and Meridian. St. Alphonsus, located in the heart of Boise, is recognized as one of the top heart and orthopedic hospitals in the nation and has been recognized as the number one spine hospital by the Center for Medicare Studies.

Moderate Climate
Boise offers a moderate climate with four true seasons. Unlike northern Idaho which receives several feet of snow each year, the Boise valley receives an average of just twenty-one inches per year. A typcial snowfall in Boise provides enough snow to build a snowman and have a fun snowball fight, but not so much snow that you have to endure it for weeks on end. Spring and Fall provide picture perfect blankets of color and the modest summer temperatures provide an excellent climate for hiking, boating, camping, floating the Boise River and other outdoor activities.

Vibrant economy
Boise's economy is diverse with industry ranging from argiculture to high-tech. Boise's corporate community includes several Fortune 500 members such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Micron Technology and Washington Group International. Boise has a thriving entreprenurial culture and is home to many start-up companies. In 2008 Boise, Idaho took second place in Forbes Magazine's "Best Places for Business and Careers" rankings.

Lot's of fun things to do
When it comes to having fun, Boise does not dissapoint. Boise's classy downtown area offers fine dining, opera, ballet, dance clubs, bars, live music and plentiful other night life. If you enjoy sports then BSU football, Idaho Steelheads hockey, Boise Hawks baseball and Idaho Stampede basketball will get your heart pounding. If you enjoy the outdoors then you will enjoy Bogus Basin Ski Resort, Brundage Ski Resorts and abundant foothills hiking, whitewater rafting, and camping.

Fast facts
Boise elevation: 2,840 feet
Annual rainfall: 12.1 inches
Annual snowfall: 21.3 inches
July high temperature: 90.2 degrees
January low temperate: 21.6 degrees
Median home price: $163,000
Boise population: 190,117
Meridian population: 41,127
Eagle population: 19,254
Sales tax rate: 6%
Average age: 33.1 years
Average commute time: 18 minutes
Cost of living: Second lowest in the eleven western states
Crime: 21% less than the national average
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