Idyllic Idaho: Eagle, Boise, and the Treasure Valley
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. A metropolis in the Midwest, Boise has over 550,000 people living peacefully in the foothills of the Treasure Valley. The largest metropolitan area in the state of Idaho, Boise is the most remote city in the U.S., which draws a unique kind of person to want to live there.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.” It’s “…a great place to live, work, and visit,” according to the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.Many people have discovered this hidden treasure of a city and enjoy a wonderful quality of life, as they are able to combine a love for city and country living in this remote metropolitan area. 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. Whether it be skiing or snowboarding in the winter, or hiking, biking, boating, and golfing in the summer, there are a plethora of activities for a Boise resident to partake in throughout the year. And indoors, Boise boasts live concerts, professional theatre, dance, and orchestral music that rivals any major city. Sports fans will rejoice at the number of teams to watch locally, like minor league hockey and baseball teams, and the Boise State football and basketball teams.
The Treasure Valley and it’s blossoming cultural scene, recreational activities, temperate weather year-round, and friendly neighbors affords a quality of life that is second to none. Whether you are seriously considering a move or are just curious about Boise and Eagle, there are plenty of people who can help you find out more information about this hidden gem of an area. Though housing prices are slowly rising, it’s still a great time to buy in this area.