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Retire To Boise, ID
City Report

Boise, Idaho is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.





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Read the city profile and blog posts from local real estate and community experts. See how home prices are trending over the past few years and get the latest homes for sale listings.

The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho


Boise Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Ada County blank blank 392,365
Boise 125,738 185,787 205,671



Boise
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$220,0503.0%
Jul $228,256 . .
Jun $226,051 . .
May $219,142 . .
Apr $216,794 . .
Mar $215,078 . .
Feb $211,425 . .
Jan $211,425 . .
2013 .$213,65914.4%
2012 .$186,70911.9%
2011 .$166,887-8.6%
2010 . $182,510 -5.1%
2009 . $192,394 -12.8%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Boise GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $220,050 $354,000
Nearest Big City Salt Lake City na
Home Sales Price in Salt Lake City $242,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 73% of Salt Lake City home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Boise GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $220,050 $354,000
Monthly Rent $1,085 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 13.6 times the annual rent 17.0



Boise
Cost of Living (2014)
88% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Boise Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 6.0% -- 36* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 99 days 36* -- 105 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Boise Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 498
2012 595
2011 359
2010 352
2009 177



Boise Interactive Maps


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