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Boise Idaho >> Ranked 4th best city in 2008 by Kiplinger

Boise Idaho recognized as 4th best in 2008

Something takes place every year like clockwork.  What I am referring to is Boise Idaho.  Yes, every year some national publication or organization writes something wonderful about the little city of Boise Idaho tucked away at the base of beautiful majestic mountains with the Boise River running through the heart of the city.

Amy Bicker from the Kiplinger news letter visited Idaho and came away amazed. Amy ranked Boise Idaho as the 4th best city in the Nation for 2008.  Amy wrote she doesn't understand how anyone gets any work done in Boise with the skiing, snowboarding, fishing, biking and kayaking which is all available in and around Boise. 

Susan Thayer, who relocated to Boise four years ago from Albany Oregon states "Boise Idaho has evolved into a magnet for the arts."  She and her spouse, Terry, frequent the theater, as well as Boise's own symphony, opera and dance companies.

Micron Technology and Hewlett-Packard are the Boise Valley's two largest employers.  Micron is one of the largest computer chip manufacturers in the world with their headquarters in Boise.  Hewlett-Packards printer division is headquartered in Boise and has grown beyond anyone's expectations over the past 15-20 years.  When not casting a fishing line, skiing down a hill or floating down a river or stream most people return to work at one of these two companies or one of the many health-care or service industries located in Boise Idaho.

Employers like that fact they will find a high proportion of college graduates in Boise (37%, compared with the national average of 27%) and that new hires will find plenty of affordable housing.  Boise Idaho real estate is amazingly affordable and wonderful with an eclectic mix of old and new neighborhoods and homes can be found at a median price of $235,000.  And for those living in Los Angeles or New York, get this:  The average commute to work is 18 minutes!

It is no wonder that the USA Today wrote the article "No end in site for Idaho's growth" in September of 2007.  Like I mentioned at the beginning of this article, it seems every year some publication or organization is writing something wonderful about the Idaho Gem known as Boise Idaho.


 Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker 
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate.


Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 11 commentsGeorge Tallabas • May 30 2008 09:38AM


George, I had no idea!  This is GREAT information for buyers and potential buyers considering moving to Boise.  If I didn't love Lake Norman so much I think I would move there!

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Diane - Thank you very much. I can honestly tell you that most people that visit Boise end up moving here!  Have a great day.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

George, congratulations on the accolades for Boise. The HP and Micron facilities add some solid jobs to the community and the recreational activities you mentioned provide wonderful new things to do outside work.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 11 years ago

Gary - Thank you very much. We are truly blessed here in Idaho and the economy is still going very well.  Have  great weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

George - Boise Idaho is going to be my next stop.  The area is very appealing and downright gorgeous.  Thanks for keeping us informed.

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) almost 11 years ago

Tracy - Wow! Make sure and let me know when you are here.  It is one fascinating little city!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

George- I just read this morning in an article by Bernice Ross that Idaho was one of the top 5 appreciating states in terms of real estate values and thought of you as I read that post.  This post makes me jealous:-)

Posted by Matt Moxhay, Moorestown Real Estate (Prudential Fox & Roach) almost 11 years ago

George, Writting about all the acolades the Boise Metro area has been getting could turn into a full time job!!!  You are doing a great service to our community by spreading the terrific news!!!


Posted by Pam Pugmire, Meridian Idaho Real Estate (Silvercreek Realty Group) almost 11 years ago

Matt - You should be jealous my friend because this is an incredible place to live!  There are so many recreational choices and the job market is very strong. Add 4 awesome seasons and there simply is not much one could want or need.  Have a great weekend.

Pam - Thank you my good friend.  It was awesome talking to you today and I hope we can stay connected. Take good care and call me soon.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

George: you are Boise's best spokesman.  I feeling like hopping a plane and checking it out! We have to add it to our list of places to visit. Hope you are well.

Posted by Diana Corcoran, Rhinebeck Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hudson Valley Properties) almost 11 years ago

Diana - Thank you so much and be assured you will be welcome with open arms when you visit the wonderful little city of Boise.  Havea  great weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago