June 08, 2019 at 11:11am | Jonna Weber
There's so much buzz circulating about Boise and across the Treasure Valley - it can be hard to keep track of it all. But don't worry, we've got you covered! This is our monthly recap designed to highlight "all the buzz about Boise". Perfect for life-long Boiseans, newcomers, potential re-locators, and out-of-state investors alike - there is something for everyone. Enjoy!

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Go to Boise for its Arts Scene? Yep! The Booming City is Undergoing a Cultural Renaissance
Source: Seattle Times
This lively article highlights Boise's booming arts scene. “There’s a cultural scene starting to be aware of itself, and a growing community around it,” said Eric Gilbert, co-founder of Treefort. “The scene used to be very self-referential because it was isolated. Now we’re benchmarking ourselves against the outside world, but still doing things differently enough that people are saying: ‘Oh, I want to know what’s going on in Boise.’ ” Check out the full article to learn more about how Boise has evolved culturally and aesthetically.  

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The 28 Friendliest Neighborhoods in US Cities
Source:  National Geographic
The best places to travel are often rooted in hospitality. With that in mind, National Geographic set out to compile a list of the friendliest neighborhoods across the United States - and guess whose city has a neighborhood deemed worthy of this list? You guessed it. Way to go Hyde Park! Located in the tree-rich North End of Boise and leading to Camel's Back Park, this great community is certainly worthy of the recognition. To view the entire list of welcoming neighborhoods, check out the full article here.

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10 Unexpectedly Awesome Coffee Cities
Source:  Livability 
Move over potatoes, Idaho is now receiving recognition for being a mecca for coffee fanatics.  With more than 150 coffee shops scattered across Boise, Wallethub just recognized Boise as being "one of the most affordable coffee scenes in the country". With many local shops featuring specialty brews or even roasting their own beans, Boise's coffee scene is worth the buzz (pun intended).  

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Boise Area has Among the Fastest-Rising Home Prices in the U.S. - but Wages aren’t Keeping up.
Source:  Idaho Statesman
As we all know, real estate across the Treasure Valley is hot! With housing prices rising across the Treasure Valley, many moderate income buyers are struggling to find affordable housing.  And unfortunately average wages across most job sectors simply increasing at the same pace. To learn more about what our city government is currently doing to counter (and could potentially do in the future) read the full article here.  

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Best Restaurants in Boise
Source:  Eater
Curious where to find the best handmade tamales, bison meatloaf, jamon sandwiches, smoked trout or huckleberry short ribs - look no further! Here's a great roundup of "25 Essential Restaurants in Boise'. Get ready to drool (and then go and enjoy)!

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Treasure Valley Commercial Real Estate Lineup
Source: Idaho Press Tribune
Provided by the team at the Idaho Press Tribune, here's a great roundup of current commercial real estate transactions that have recently occurred across the Treasure Valley.  

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Economic Summit Addresses State's Rapid Growth, Experts Ask Idahoans to Help 'Correct the Attitude'
Source:  Idaho Press Tribune
With expansive and rapid population growth comes change and (hopefully) progress. Check out this great overview of a recent economic summit (put together by the Boise Valley Economic Partnership)  in which  many interesting and thought-provoking  insights, opinions, and suggestions were shared.

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