Did you know that Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states in the USA? Boasting safety, low cost of living, a mild climate, and an ever-diversifying population, Idaho attracts individuals and families seeking a smaller city feel and beautiful natural surroundings. We may still be facing a global pandemic, but there’s plenty of reasons to consider a move to Boise. We’ve laid out five reasons to call Boise home if you’re hunting for a new place to call home!
Food & Beverage Scene
The diverse food and beverage scene in Boise shouldn’t be glossed over! Local restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and wineries are plentiful around the area. In Boise, you’ll find around 800 restaurants where up & coming chefs are creating a foundation for a foodie’s destination.
Perfect for Outdoor Lovers
Two-thirds of Idaho is public land that residents and visitors can take advantage of year-round. Enjoy eye-catching views of mountains all around the city! Dive into the wide array of parks, ponds, and pools – many of which are connected via the 25-mile greenbelt. The greenbelt is a popular place for running, walking, cycling, and more. Since everyone in Boise seems to be spending a lot of time doing outdoor activities, Boise was once recognized by Men’s Health magazine as the healthiest city in the United States.
Low Crime & Good Schools
Boise is extremely appealing for its low crime rate and friendly people. MSN named Boise the 8th safest city in the world – so you can rest easy at night knowing that your community is safe. Currently, 94.4% of public school students graduate from high school. Plus, you’re close to Boise State University – giving you access to the amenities of a college town, without necessarily being a student.
All Four Seasons
If you love experiencing all four seasons in a pretty mild way, Boise weather may be the perfect fit for you! Living in Boise will bring you around 200 days of sunshine every year with hot and dry summers. The winter season doesn’t see much snow, but the average temperature in the winter lands near 32° F – so you’ll still get your fill of the cooler temps.
Start a New Business
Boise is one of the top spots to build a business. It’s no surprise that you’ll notice the downtown streets are lined with independent businesses rather than larger chains (those do also exist in Boise). Boise has numerous resources for budding entrepreneurs – no matter what type of business you’re looking to start. Boise State University is home to the Small Business Development Center that can help you prepare for starting a business in Idaho. The New Ventures Lab and Trailhead are community workspaces and incubators for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
We’re still in the throes of COVID-19, but if you’re looking for a new place to call home – 2020 might be your year! Why did you move to Boise? Or what might help you consider Boise for your next place to call home?