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Idyllic Idaho: Eagle, Boise, and the Treasure Valley
Making a move to beautiful Boise, ID? Well then, jump on the bandwagon! Nestled in the area known as the Treasure Valley, Boise is experiencing a housing boom that surpasses the national average. Nestled against the foothills in what’s known as Treasure Valley, Boise is a booming metropolitan area that is home to over half a million people (550,000, to be exact). Much has been said about the “remote metropolitan” area of Boise that has drawn so many people in.In December 2017, the Washington Post reported on this phenomenon, and even stated 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. Boise is affordable, safe, clean, and is plush with work and things to do, making it a wonderful place to live.
With hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy year-round. Many people in Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley enjoy playing golf, going river rafting, paddle-boarding, boating, biking, hiking, and skiing, as well as snowboarding and “rollercoaster-ing”, to name a few. If you prefer to spend your time indoors, you’ll be pleased to find an arts and entertainment scene similar to a major city on one of the coasts, hosting concerts by major recording artists, the philharmonic, professional theatrical productions, and professional dance troupes and companies. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love the pro-sports (minor league hockey and minor league baseball) and the collegiate sports (Boise State basketball and football) available to see live.
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.