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! Boise, Eagle, and their surrounding areas are growing exponentially as of recently. 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). 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 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.A lot of people have taken notice of the high quality of life in the Treasure Valley, and want their piece of the pie: a quiet, remote place to live with all of the perks of city living. 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 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. 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.
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. If you’re thinking about making a move, or want to know more about this amazing city, find a realtor who can help you locate the right property. Though housing prices are slowly rising, it’s still a great time to buy in this area.