Welcome to our Boise Relocation Guide. Inside you will find local city and housing information and other stuff helpful when moving to Boise, Idaho.
Because of location and size, Boise is large enough to be in both Ada and Canyon County. As the state capital of Idaho, Boise had a population of 226,570 residents according to the 2017 U.S. Census estimates; while the Boise Metropolitan Statistical Area had over 709,845 people, by far the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho.
Conveniently located along the Boise River and nestled against the Rocky Mountains, Boise offers many outdoor activities to local residents. From skiing at Bogus Basin Ski Resort, biking on the Boise River Greenbelt to boating at nearby reservoirs, the Boise area has it all.
Boise is a beautiful city with many contrasts to delight. You will find country charm everywhere mixed with big city industry and technology.
Golden sandy deserts surround Boise and yet emerald green abounds within city limits. Boise is a great place in which to live or play with family-style theme parks, a world-class zoo, excellent schools, recreation, sports, culture and much more.
Income & Housing
Boise has a median household income of $52,249. Males had a median income of $54,642 versus $37,964 for females.
According to Zillow, as of February 2019, the median home value in Boise was $291,400. The average Boise home values went up 17.7% over 2018 and Zillow predicts a rise of 1.4% in 2020.
The median list price per square foot in Boise was like $192, which was higher than the Boise City Metro average of $164. In 2019, the average home listed for sale was for $330,000. The median rent price in Boise was $1,395, which was the same as the Boise City Metro median of $1,395.
If you have already arranged to move to Boise, don’t forget to request your Boise Welcome ePacket which includes many saving opportunities with your new Neighborhood Merchants and Professionals.