The Boise Housing Boom: Boise, ID Homes for Sale
Are you thinking about moving to Boise, Idaho, or the neighboring Eagle, ID? Well, surprisingly, you are not the only one! Nestled in the area known as the Treasure Valley, Boise is experiencing a housing boom that surpasses the national average. Half a million people (or, 550,000) currently call Boise (and its surrounding areas in the Treasure Valley) home. Boise draws people from far and wide who want a metropolitan experience in a remote area.In 2017, the Washington Post took notice, and said that “Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the union..and Boise is booming. Most newcomers have settled in the capital and the cities and suburbs surrounding it, compounding the state’s urbanization advantage. They appear to be drawn by the city’s combination of size and low cost of living. Idaho has the fourth-cheapest cost of living in the country, according to a 2017 index from the Council for Community and Economic Research.” And the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce has promised that Boise is “…a great place to live, work, and visit!”The quality of life in Boise is no longer a secret, bringing many people to this beautiful, hidden gem of a city. With a competitive job market, safe neighborhoods, affordable real estate, and a blossoming downtown, Boise is clearly a wonderful place to live.
With all four seasons present (winter, spring, summer, and fall), Boise has something for everyone, weather-wise, and activity-wise. Because of the incredible weather, Boise residents enjoy a slew of outdoor activities year-round, like biking, hiking, boating, and paddle-boarding in the summer, and skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and sledding in the winter. If you like live music, professional theatre and dance, you’ll find a number of indoor activities like that in Boise, like you would in any major metropolis. And, if you like sports, there’s plenty to see live, whether it’s minor league hockey, minor league baseball, BSU basketball or the nationally-ranked football team at Boise State University.
If it’s a vibrant cultural scene, or a plethora of outdoor activities, or great weather and new friends that you’re after, Boise and its neighboring areas of Eagle and the Treasure Valley are the place for you to be. Find a real estate agent to help you learn more about all of the wonders that Boise, Eagle, and the Treasure Valley have to offer. Boise is getting ever more popular, but it’s still a great time to buy in this beautiful city.