The BUZZ About Boise!

Chances are, you have heard about the great city of Boise at least once… but most likely a handful of times.  For us living in Boise, we aren’t surprised.  We have known about this hidden gem for a long time.  Now the masses are finally taking notice and we are so excited to have you.

We’d like to invite you to read our blog on BiggerPockets.com where we delve into the BUZZ about Boise!
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Boise has received a number of accolades ranging from #1 Most Caring City in America (WalletHub, December 2015) to #6 Best Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, March 2016).  So what is this BUZZ really about?  Here are some answers to our frequently asked questions about Boise, Idaho!

What is the Population of Boise?
Boise’s population in 2016 was 583,525.
2010-2016 Population Growth:  10.86%
2016-2021 Population Growth Estimate:  7.71%

Breakdown of Boise’s Population:
Median age:  35.8
50.18% Female
49.97% Male

Who are the Top Employers in Boise?
St. Lukes – Health Care:  8,000 – 8,199
Micron Technology, Inc. – Manufacturing:  5,900 – 5,999
Boise State University – Education:  4,400 – 4,499
Saint Alphonsus Health System – Health Care:  3,400 – 3,499
Walmart – Retail Trade:  2,400 – 2,499
Albertsons – Retail Trade:  2,200 – 2,299
Hewlett-Packard Company – Manufacturing:  1,900 – 1,999
J.R. Simplot Company – Manufacturing:  1,900 – 1,999
Idaho Power – Utilities:  1,500 – 1,599
Wells Fargo Bank – Finance & Insurance:  1,400 – 1,499
(Source:  Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce)

Cost of Living?
Boise’s cost of living is approximately 96% of the national average which is based on average housing costs, utilities, groceries, healthcare, transportation, and other services.

Average Household Income Estimate:  $67,030
Median Household Income Estimate:  $50,832

2016 Median Housing Value
Boise:  $190,300
Eagle:  $327,700
Meridian:  $204,900
Star:  $210,100
Kuna:  $148,600

Boise Accolades
#1 Lowest Cost Metro in Pacific U.S. (KPMG Competitive Alternatives, April 2016)
#6 Best Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, March 2016)
Top 20 Americans Fastest Growing Cities (Forbes, March 2016)
Top 10 Best Places to Live 2016 (Men’s Journal, March 2016)
#6 Best Downtown (Livability, March 2016)
Top 10 Best Capital City (WalletHub, February 2016)
Top 10 Hottest Housing Markets of 2016 (Zillow, January 2016)
#6 Top States for Job Growth (Forbes, January 2016)
#1 Most Caring City in America (WalletHub, December 2015)
#2 State for Volunteerism (Corporation for National & Community Service, December 2015)
#2 Most Artistic Mid-Sized City in America (gogobot, November 2015)
Top 10 Best Towns for College Football (Time Magazine, September 2015)
#2 Best City for Millennial Entrepreneurs (FastCompany, September 2015)
#2 Top Up-And-Coming Cities for Recent College Grads (Forbes, June 2015)
#3 State with Fastest Job Growth in 2015 (Kiplinger via MSN Money, July 2015)
Top 20 Greenest Cities in America (WalletHub, October 2015)