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About Boise, ID

The Boise community's unique combination of urban conveniences and small-town charm is quickly earning Boise Idaho real estate a top position on the national stage of desirable places to live. Boise is the capital city of Idaho and is home to a population of approximately 220,000 people. The name Boise comes from the French word "les bois" which means "the woods" and has earned Boise the nickname of "The City of Trees".

The high desert landscape is composed of abundant trees, the beauty of the Boise river, the splendor of the wrinkled Boise foothills and distant views of the Owyhee Mountains. The climate is semi-arid and gives way to four even and distinct seasons, each of which present their own beautiful views and awesome recreational opportunities. The quality of life in the city is defined by its low crime rate, excellent public education system, relatively low cost of living, expanding opportunities for the arts, abounding recreational activities, economic support for small businesses, and the noticeable friendliness of the community.

Whether you are looking for an urban condo, a luxury home on the river, a single family home in a master planned neighborhood, a low cost investment property, a historic bungalow, or an acreage property with room to spread, Boise ID real estate has something to offer you! For a quick peak at some of the things Boise has to offer, check out the video below presented by the Boise Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

 

Highlights of Boise, ID

  • The Boise River Greenbelt, 22 miles of tree-lined pathways along the river and through the heart of Boise
  • The Idaho State Capitol Building
  • Over 100 city parks, community centers, and sports complexes
  • Idaho's hub for arts and culture - the Boise Art Museum, Boise Little Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Morrison Performing Arts Center, and the Basque Cultural Center just to name a few
  • Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation and Ski Resort
  • Boise State University Broncos and the infamous blue turf
  • Zoo Boise and the World Center for Birds of Prey

Boise's National Recognitions

  • All 4 Boise area highschools were ranked within the top 9% of US public highschools by the Washington Post
  • No. 4 Top 10 Downtowns for 2012 - Livability.com, 2012
  • No. 2 Best State to Retire - MoneyRates.com, 2012
  • No. 2 Best City for Raising a Family - Forbes, 2012
  • Top 20 Fastest Recovering Cities in the US - Brookings Research, 2012
  • No. 1 Lowest-Cost for Business in the Pacific US - KPMG, 2012
  • No. 1 Most Friendly State for Small Businesses - CNN Money, 2012
  • No. 3 Best Place to Retire - CNN Money, 2011
  • No. 4 Best City to Live, Work, and Play - Kiplinger, 2008
  • Top Spot for Women to Start a New Career - More Magazine, 2007
  • No. 1 Best City for Mid-Level Professionals - Kiplinger.com, 2007
  • No. 10 of 375 Best Places to Live - Cities Ranked & Rated, 2007
  • No. 3 Best Place for Business and Careers - Forbes Magazine, 2007
  • No. 6 for Environmental Quality - Earth Day Network, 2007
  • Tree City USA and Growth Award - National Arbor Day Foundation, 2007
  • Most Secure Place to Live in the US Among Large Metropolitan Areas - Farmer's Insurance Group, 2006
  • No. 1 Best Place to Live and Play - National Geographic, 2006
  • No. 8 Best Place to Live - Money Magazine, 2006
  • No. 4 Best Walking City in the US - Prevention Magazine, 2006

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