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Why Boise, Idaho?

Sunday, November 3, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Why Boise, Idaho?

Have you been thinking about relocating to a different city? If so, we want to give our reasons as to why you might want to consider Boise, Idaho to be your choice. 

1. Boise is very safe.
In 2017, MSN voted Boise as the 8th safest city in the entire world and one of the safest in the country. We have a safety index of 82.29 and as a resident, you can feel safe with your children walking home from school or not worrying about crime around your neighborhood.

2. We’re surrounded by nature. We have the Boise River snaking through our city, the Rocky Mountains to our right and the Great Basin deserts below. There is so much opportunity for year-round outdoor adventures for those that love anything from hiking, skiing, cycling, rafting or, just simply looking out at beautiful vistas every day.

3. We enjoy 4 seasons.
Summer temperatures average around 71 degrees, winter average around 32, minimal rain and more than 200 sunny days a year. The city sees minimal to normal amounts of snow in the winter but if you want to see more all you need to so is head up to the ski resorts. We are the City of Trees so imagine the beauty that comes during the autumn months as well!

4. Great education systems.
Boise high schools have been on the rise and in 2016 they were mentioned in the Washington Posts’s list of most challenging schools. When it comes to higher education there is also no shortage of great opportunities. We are the home to Boise State University, a great state school and notable in the college football world.

5. Job market on the rise.
In fact, the job market here is thriving. Unemployment rate sits at a 2.9% and all-in-all has one of the nation’s fastest-growing job markets. We have a growing technology presence because of employers like Micron Technology and HP Inc and health care and hospitality jobs are bigger than ever, many employed at St. Luke’s Health System and St. Alphonsus Health Systems. 

6. Notable culture scene.
We bet you didn’t know that Boise is the regions hub for both theater and jazz music! Each spring, Boise hosts the Gene Harris Jazz Festival, there are a handful of theaters around town for live performances and the 208 Comedy Fest brings in nationally known comedians each year. Not only is culture deep in the performing arts, but also in the food and drinks scene as well. Breweries are very popular in Boise and now there are so many that an app called the Boise Ale Trail helps residents and visitors try new breweries.

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