Boise

Welcome to Boise

The best of both worlds: city and nature
 
 
An increasing number of people are moving to Boise, Idaho, one of the most rapidly growing cities in America. Dubbed the "City of Trees," Boise is well-known for its gorgeous wilderness and breathtaking natural settings. It is located in the Boise River area, a high-desert oasis densely forested with cottonwood trees.

Between 2010 and 2018, it boasted an impressive population increase of 18.2%. Now, it is home to over 229,000 people. Offering the ideal combination of a peaceful outdoor setting and a bustling city vibe, Boise is not only hip but also walkable and bikeable. The city's architecture is eye-catching and timeless, as evidenced by the Idaho State Capitol and the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist. Boise homes are also built in a variety of styles, including Neo-Classical, Spanish, Craftsman, Italianate, Romanesque, and Folk Victorian.
 

What to Love

  • Floating down the Boise River
  • Local art and food at the Capital City Public Market
  • More than 300 animals at Zoo Boise
  • Convenient curbside valet parking at Boise Airport 
  • Boise Centre, Idaho’s largest convention center

Local Lifestyle

Boise offers many big-city amenities while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. When the city's thriving shopping and dining scene becomes slightly overwhelming, you can walk the Bethine Church River Trail or the Idaho Birding Trail at the Boise River Greenbelt for some peace and quiet.

Downtown Boise has something for everyone. The eclectic mix of clubs, bars, and lounges will ensure you get the full Boise nightlife experience. Meanwhile, Boise’s outdoor setting is an important part of the city's culture as well. There are 89 parks in the city, along with easy access to climbing, hiking, biking, and even skiing.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The restaurants in Boise are not only delicious but also sundry. The city offers a constantly changing culinary adventure, with restaurants that use farm-fresh, local ingredients and food trucks serving international cuisine. Locals frequent the Spanish-American restaurant Barbacoa Grill, which serves mini tacos, over 10 different types of pizzas, and other dishes. There is also a separate vegetarian menu available at the restaurant.

The Wylder also serves mouth-watering, slow-batch pizzas paired with fun cocktails. If you are looking to grab some drinks, Telaya Wine Co. and Payette Brewing Company are both popular places.

For entertainment and shopping, Boise Towne Square is the place to go. With over 100 stores, the mall is Idaho's largest shopping complex.
 

Things to Do

You cannot claim to have experienced Boise unless you have attended at least one of the city's events. The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic brings together locals and tourists for five wondrous days at Ann Morrison Park, providing breathtaking views of fun-shaped, colorful hot air balloons complemented by a gorgeous Boise sunrise. Treefort Music Fest is another of the city's fastest-growing events, demonstrating how close the community is. Indeed, it has even been designated as the city's cultural ambassador.

Boise, surrounded by several ski resorts, is the epicenter of fun winter events. The city's ski resorts, particularly Bogus Basin, are among the best in Idaho. It is also famous for its reservoirs and lakes, including Arrowrock Reservoir and Lucky Peak Lake.
 

Schools

Boise is well-known for its excellent education at Boise State University
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Overview for Boise, ID

240,627 people live in Boise, where the median age is 38.5 and the average individual income is $37,476.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

240,627

Total Population

38.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$37,476.37

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Boise, ID

Boise has 99,219 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boise do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 240,627 people call Boise home. The population density is 576.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

240,627

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.5

Median Age

50 / 50%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
99,219

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$37,476.37

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Boise, ID

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The following schools are within or nearby Boise. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Rolling Hills Public Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Idaho Connects Online Alternative School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Sage International School Of Boise
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
The Village Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Capital Senior High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Highlands Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Hillcrest Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Hillside Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
2/5
Lowell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Maple Grove Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Monroe Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Owyhee Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Roosevelt Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Valley View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Washington Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Treasure Valley Math/Science
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
4/5
Pioneer School Of The Arts
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Lowell Scott Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cecil D Andrus Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Frontier Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Foothills School Of Arts & Sciences
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
St Marks Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Northview Montessori Preschool And Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Boise Girls Academy-Teen Challenge Pacific Northwe
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Five Mile Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
iSUCCEED VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Collister Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
South Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
No rating available
Whittier Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Riverglen Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
1/5
Joplin Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Pepper Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Hillside Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Peace Valley Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Horizon Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Borah Senior High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Koelsch Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Longfellow Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Mountain View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Whitney Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Morley Nelson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Ustick Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Eliza Hart Spalding Stem Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Bishop Kelly High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Joseph's Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Children's School Of Boise
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Cole Valley Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Inspire Virtual Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Empower Connections Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Fairmont Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
No rating available
Garfield Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Pierce Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Taft Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Les Bois Junior High School
PUBLIC
6th - 9th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Shadow Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Timberline High School
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
5/5
Liberty Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
White Pine Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Cynthia Mann Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Ada County Juvenile Center
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Grace Jordan Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
McMillan Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Summerwind School Of Math And Science
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Presidio High School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
Rose Hill Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Sacred Heart Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Calvary Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Learning Treeinc
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Parkcenter Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Riverstone International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Lakewood Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Riverside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Hawthorne Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
North Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
4/5
Wesleyan Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
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