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Boise Valley made a regular appearance on national lists in 2017

 

Ann Morrison Park in downtown Boise

This week, my husband, Will, and I revisited our closed files for real estate in 2017. As we bundled them for storage, two things stood out to us: 1) We have been incredibly blessed and 2) out-of-state buyers accounted for nearly 40% of our sales. If my memory serves me, it seemed that most buyers said that they have friends or family already living here. Curious, I went to Boise Valley Economic Partnership’s website for more substantiating data. A great resource! Interestingly enough, Boise Valley/Idaho landed on 24 national lists in 2017. That’s an impressive number for just 12 months. I didn’t recognize all of the publications at a glance, so I provided links below for more details. Forbes ranked Boise in three separate lists, and Bloomberg ranked Idaho as the #1 Top Performing Economy. Here’s a look at each of the 24 entries, I categorized them by growth, lifestyle and recreation:

Growth

Meridian #1 City for New Home Sales
Curbed | January 2017

Boise | Popular U.S. Growth Cities
U-Haul | February 2017 

#1 Idaho  –  Top Performing Economy 
Bloomberg | August 2017

Boise #11 America’s 25 Fastest Growing Cities in 2017
Forbes | October 2017

 

Lifestyle

Boise #12  Best Places to Live
U.S. News & World Report | February 2017

Boise #5 Top 10 Safest Driving Cities During Wet Weather
Allstate | February 2017

Boise #2 2017’s Best Capitol to Live In
WalletHub | February 2017

Boise | Under-Appreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To
Thrillist | February 2017 

Boise #4 Top 10 Cities for Young Families 2017
MoveBuddha | March 2017

Boise | 11 Satellite Cities Poised to Thrive in 2017
Kiplinger | April 2017

Boise | 25 Best Places to Retire in 2017
Forbes | April 2017

Boise | North America’s Coolest Downtowns
Expedia | April 2017

Boise #20 Top 25 Best Cities for Young Professionals
Forbes | May 2017

Idaho #6 Top 10 Cheapest States To Live In 2017
CNBC | July 2017

Boise #3 Best Run City in America 
WalletHub | July 2017

Boise #8 Top 10 Best State Capitals to Live In 2017
SmartAsset.com | September 2017

Boise #8 Top 50 Safest Cities in the World 
The Daily Meal | October 2017

Boise #5 Best Cities for Quality of Life 
NerdWallet | October 2017

Boise #10 Top 10 Best Cities for Veterans
WalletHub | November 2017

 

Recreation

Idaho #7 Top 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017
Vogue Magazine | January 2017

Boise | 8 American Cities You Should Visit Before They’re Too Popular
Thrillist | May 2017

Boise | “Best Rocky Mountain Secret”, Top 25 Best Towns Ever
Outside Magazine | June 2017

Boise | 3 Up-and-Coming Culinary Destinations to Visit in the West
U.S. News | August 2017

Boise #5 Urban Adventure: Where to Find The Outdoors In Town
Marmot | September 2017

 

 

 

 

 


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