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Boise Listed #1 – 2019 Top Best Places to Live

Livability.com Lists Top Best Places to Live in 2019

Boise listed #1 - 2019 Top Best Places to Live

Livability.com shares the 2019 top best places to live. Our home town, Boise Idaho, is listed number 1. According to their website, Livability showcases America’s best places to live, covering research-driven topics about communities around the country through engaging stories, photography and video.

Take a walk around this year’s #1 city and ask people where they’re from, and chances are you’ll meet a lot of recent transplants from places like Portland, the Bay Area and New York. That’s no coincidence.

Boise has become a magnet for people looking for a tight-knit community, great job opportunities, easy access to the outdoors — and perhaps most importantly, a much lower cost of living than many larger and comparably sized cities.  

Young families are drawn to Boise because it’s one of the safest cities in the world. In addition, Boise’s combination of affordability and do-it-yourself spirit make it the perfect place for creatives (check out the awesome comedy scene), entrepreneurs and startups. The tech scene here is growing fast, with new talent flocking to the city, eager to find a work-life balance that allows for plenty of fresh air and adventure.  
Boise has appeared on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live ranking every year since the list’s inception, but this is the city’s first — and well-deserved — appearance in the #1 spot.  


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Boise Ranked 2nd Best Capital City

A report from the Idaho Statesman

Author John Masters reports on the latest news about Boise, Idaho.

Report: Boise ranked as 2nd best capital city to live in

WalletHub looked at 54 key metrics to identify the most livable seats of state government.

Boise ranked as the second best state capital to live in the U.S., according to a new report from the personal finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub compared all 50 state capitals across 54 key metrics to identify the most livable seats of state government. They ranged from cost of living to affordability to unemployment to economic well being to the number of attractions.

Check out the full report and rankings at 2019’s Best State Capitals to Live in.

Idaho Listed With Top 10 Tax-Friendly States

Idaho is in the News

10 states that are the most tax-friendly for middle-income households

From CNBC By Jessica Bursztynsky

* Illinois ranked as the least tax-friendly state for middle-income households, while Alaska took top honors, according to a study from GOBankingRates.

* Though individual income tax rates matter, so do sales and property taxes. Be sure to consider the overall tax picture when deciding where to live.

Jessica’s article goes on to inform people from Illinois they may want to move to the more tax-friendly state of Alaska, but if you’re not sure about moving to the land of the midnight sun you might consider moving to Idaho.  We are also on the list of the Top 10 most tax-friendly states.

Top 10 most tax-friendly states:
• Alaska
• Delaware
• Nevada
• Wyoming
• Montana
• Florida
• Tennessee
• Idaho
• South Carolina
• North Dakota

The CNBC article links to gobankingrates.com

Most Tax-Friendly States for the Middle Class

If you want a break from taxes, move to one of these states.

By Cynthia Measom

GOBankingRates conducted a study that determined the most tax-friendly states for the middle class by looking at the shares of certain income taxes paid by the middle 20 percent of income earners in 30 different states. If you’re in the middle class and hurting due to taxes, it’s worth it to know the best states for the middle class.

Even if you earn a decent middle-class salary, all of the state and local income taxes you have to pay can eat away at your bottom line, leaving you with less money in your pocket than you’d like. But not all states are equal when it comes to the amount of taxes you’ll pay due to owning property, buying goods or having to submit to a personal income tax. The best states for taxes, as well as the worst, exist.

GOBankingRates conducted a study that determined the most tax-friendly states for the middle class by looking at the shares of certain income taxes paid by the middle 20 percent of income earners in 30 different states. If you’re in the middle class and hurting due to taxes, it’s worth it to know the best states for the middle class.

(30 states are listed) See the article for the full list)

8. Idaho

Total share of state and local taxes paid by middle 20%: 8.1%
Share of personal income tax paid by middle 20%: 1.5%
Share of property taxes paid by middle 20%: 2.1%
Share of sales and excise taxes paid by middle 20%: 4.4%

Property taxes in Idaho are lower than average among U.S. states for all classes of earners, and there’s not that much difference in shares among the lowest 20 percent, middle 20 percent and top 1 percent of earners within the state: 3.3 percent, 2.1 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively.

Boise in the News

Most Active Cities in America

Julie Peirano | February 20, 2018

Cultural Cheatsheet lists the most active cities in America that will keep you fit in 2019 They listed Boise, Idaho with the following stats.

What makes a city healthy? According to WalletHub, it’s a combination of 38 factors, including affordable fitness memberships, many physically active citizens, and a lot of swimming pools, tennis courts, and basketball hoops. These are the 15 healthiest cities in America. Where does your town rank?

Boise Public Market
  • Score: 49.56/100
  • Best category: 2nd best city for “budget and participation”
  • Also known as: 3rd best-run city in America, 10th safest city

These U.S. Cities Are the Safest Places to Live, Work, and Play

Ali Harrison | January 23, 2019

Money and Career Cheatsheet listed Boise Idaho as one of the safest places to live, work, and play.


Life involves hazards. Traffic accidents, natural disasters, and other setbacks occur everywhere, but some regions are much safer than others. If you hope to have a safe, healthy life, you’ll want to pack up and head to one of these U.S. cities, the safest places to live, work, and play.

Safe city -  Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho loves to be first. It’s the No. 1 most financially safe city in the U.S., and it ties for first with a few others for the lowest unemployment rate. Things seem pretty idyllic in Boise; the town has a “greenbelt” of beautiful trails and parks along its river, and residents enjoy vibrant arts and outdoor scenes.


2018’s Best-Run & Worst-Run Cities in America

Jul 9, 2018  |  Adam McCann, Financial Writer

Wallethub includes two cities in the Treasure Valley area as the best run cities for 2018. Nampa, Idaho was ranked first and Boise, Idaho was ranked 3rd best.


How do we measure the effectiveness of local leadership? One way is by determining a city’s operating efficiency. In other words, we can learn how well city officials manage and spend public funds by comparing the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget.
Using that approach, WalletHub compared the operating efficiency of 150 of the largest U.S. cities to reveal which among them are managed best. We constructed a “Quality of Services” score made up of 35 metrics grouped into six service categories, which we then measured against the city’s per-capita budget. Read on for our findings, expert insight and a full description of our methodology.

Nampa, Idaho - Boise, Idaho Best Run Cities

Source: WalletHub

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Surprising Boise Real Estate Myths

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Surprising Boise Real Estate Myths

✓ for a fast sale you need popular features
✓ updating is a must before listing my house for sale
✓ for sale by owners in Boise are making more money
✓ a dated home will not sell
✓ every house must be staged to sell

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Boise News – Curbed Article Boise is Booming

In the fast-growing Idaho city, Boise residents grapple with challenges of growth and new arrivals. Read the Curbed article by Patrick Sisson.

“The Boise metro area (population 700,000) has also experienced the downsides of rapid growth. Idaho, now the fastest-growing state in the nation, and Boise, a boomtown by many measures, have felt the strain from the city’s recent success. Downtown is straining under traffic problems, and housing costs have skyrocketed. The state projects the region will add another 100,000 residents by 2025.”

Bodegas in Boise

Michael Deeds of Words and Deeds updates his readers about bodegas opening in downtown Boise in his report Boise is the next Portland? More like New York City. Bodegas are opening Downtown.

If you don’t know what a bodega is, you can do what Michael did and google it. If you are familiar with New York City, you already know about bodegas, since there are thousands of the small grocery or corner convenience stores throughout the city. Boise is just starting to learn about these local places where they take pride in making customers feel like family.

CLICK HERE to read Michael’s article.

Business Insider Writes About Boise

Boise Real Estate News – Why I left New York City metro for Idaho, the fastest growing US state – Business Insider

Here at Find Your Home in Boise we often read news articles about our great state and our beautiful city.  Boise has become the place to visit and the place to buy a home.  Many are surprised to read that Idaho’s population grew faster than any other state in the country last year.  This article, by author Benjamin Rippey, details why he and his wife decided to move from an apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey to a home in Boise, Idaho.

Read the article HERE.

From 'Joisey' to Boise

From ‘Joisey’ to Boise: Why I left the New York City metro area for Idaho, the fastest-growing state in the US.  Business Insider Article.

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