Boise is a fast-growing city that's teeming with culture, natural beauty and job opportunities. Here's why you should add Boise to the top of your relocation list. By Livability.Read More
The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area, also known as the Treasure Valley, includes five counties with a combined population of 709,845, the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho. It contains the state's three largest cities; Boise, Nampa, and Meridian.
Boise is located west of the Rocky Mountains and just north of the Great Basin deserts. The Boise River snakes through the city, and in the summer, offers up the perfect conditions for river floating. Residents and visitors alike enjoy year-round outdoor adventures including hiking, skiing, cycling and whitewater rafting.
Boise is currently the 15th fastest growing city in the United States, according to Forbes. The Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area is growing at a rate of 1.7% per year with a job growth rate that is keeping up. The largest cities in Idaho, including Boise, are growing about three times faster than smaller towns in the state.
By all indications things are going pretty well here in the Treasure Valley and around the state. Jobs are plentiful, new stores are opening up and more people are going out to eat.
The company employs 6,700 workers in Boise and Meridian.
The company employs approx. 4,000 workers in Meridian.
Tech companies are flocking the valley, including Scentsy, T-Sheets, Paylocity and more.
Here's what a few locals say about living in Boise and the Treasure Valley.
I have lived in Boise, Idaho for 7.5 years. I moved here from California and it was the best thing I ever did. It is a very friendly community with a lot of activities to do. The mountains are close but there a big city feel too.
I love how Boise isn't a huge city like New York City because it makes it so you have more opportunities to participate in and be apart of. There is also a lot of outdoor activities you can participate in and there is always room for a new adventure.
I love the small town feeling of Boise and enjoy how versatile it is. You can find everything you're looking for here, the city and shopping, the quiet mountains and hot springs, or the diverse nightlife in the old or new downtown. There is intriguing history, awesome sunsets, and never-ending opportunities for adventure.
I've lived in boise for 12 years and have loved it. It is a great place to raise a family, but can get boring for teens sometimes. There is only so much to do for the under 21 crowd which is hard for many high school students looking for a new adventure.
Boise has a lot of outdoor activities like hiking, skiing and ice skating to do as well as fun things to do as a family like the zoo and museums. There is always something going on here.
I was born and raised in Boise. It is a lovely city full of vibrant people. There many activities to do especially with the current population boom. The city is expanding and so it every other aspect of it.
If you are looking for a home in or around Boise, we'd love to hear from you.