Buzz About Boise: August 2018
August 23, 2018 | Jonna Weber

There's so much going on in Boise, it can be hard to keep track of it all! But don't worry, we've got you covered! This is our monthly recap intended for those of you that are new to the area, those of you who are life-long Boiseans, or even those friends and family members that you're trying to talk into moving here! Enjoy!



36 Hours in Boise (and Beyond)
Source: The New York Times

Here’s a fun visitors’ perspective on exploring Boise. The author writes, “It is a place that offers frontier charm, easy access to expansive wilderness, a reverence for modern art and creative restaurants (not to mention goats known for their landscaping skills). It is also a place where visitors will find Basque culture — the most concentrated in the country — throughout the city, especially in the Basque Block neighborhood."   Continue Reading...



Idaho Ranks Second for National Job Growth
Source: Fox News Radio

Idaho’s year-over-year job growth is second in the nation - second only behind Utah. Our state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in July, sitting at 2.9% which marks the 11 consecutive month that it has remained at or below 3%. "Year over year, the state continued to see strong job growth as employers increased payrolls. Total non-farm jobs grew by 3.4% – for a total of 24,300 jobs – the second fastest growth rate in the nation in July. The construction and manufacturing sectors grew more than 5%, gaining a total of 5,800 jobs."   Continue Reading...



Here's Why Boise is Attracting New Residents and Visitors
Source: Travel Pulse

Curious as to why people are flocking to Boise? The author of this article highlights the following appealing attributes that Boise offers: 1) Proximity to the mountains and outdoor activities. 2) The gorgeous and easily accessible river that runs through the heart of the city.  3) Evolving diversity and culture. 4) Impressive business opportunities and growth. 5) Increased focus on environment preservation. Read the full article here for all the details.



Burgeoning Boise, the best-kept secret in the Pacific Northwest
Source: USA Today

We just love seeing Boise continue to receive national attention as being one of the Pacific Northwest's "best kept secrets". Be sure to check out this USA Today article (and its fabulous photo gallery) to explore Boise's booming restaurant, brewery and winery industries. "With affordable real estate, accessible recreation and a burgeoning food scene, Boise is claiming some of the spotlight from regional neighbors Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Just get there before the crowds."     Continue Reading...



Boise Among the Top 6 U.S. Cities for Highest Real Estate Growth
Source: Forbes

According to this Forbes article, Boise ranks among the five fastest housing markets in the United States. With a median listing price of just under $300,000 and homes spending just weeks on the market, our market is indeed a hopping one. Couple those facts with the national attention we keep receiving (such as having National Geographic deeming Boise as being the No. 1 Adventure City in the U.S) and it makes sense why our real estate market is seeing such impressive growth. For additional information, read the full article here.



What to Pack for a Trip to Boise, Idaho
Source: The New York Times

Are you planning a trip to Boise - or have friends or family who are coming to visit? Check out this lively article to maximize the visit. As the author writes, “A visit to Boise, Idaho, means you’ll eat well and come away with beautiful memories (and most likely some beautiful photographs) and a unique appreciation for the city that this old stop on the Oregon Trail has become — and how it got there.”



Interested in Discussing Boise’s Growth? [Upcoming Meetings]
Source: The Idaho Statesman

Earlier this summer, the city of Boise hosted several workshops to generate discussion around the Treasure Valley's rapid growth. Four main themes emerged: housing affordability, transportation, cultural and environmental preservation and governance. Click here to learn more about these four categories - OR - to join the (continued) conversation later this month, add one (or both) of the following dates to your calendar:
  • Saturday, Aug. 25 - 10 am - 12 pm @ Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 28 - 6pm - 8pm @ Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave.



Corgi Fest Came to Boise
Source: KIVI News Channel 6

Boise dog lovers recently got a special treat of their own with a celebration dedicated to a beloved stubby-legged and giant-eared dog breed. Check out the fun video embedded in this colorful article to get your corgi-fix.
 


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