Boise, Idaho Named Best Place for Millenials to Live in the US!
Boise saw an 18.2% population jump from 2010 to 2018 and was the fastest-growing city in the country from 2017 to 2018, according to Forbes.
Roughly 25% of out-of-state transplants in Boise came from California, followed by Washington, Utah, Oregon, and Texas, according to the Boise Valley Economic Partnership’s marketing manager.
While many welcome Boise’s growth, some say the influx of new residents is pricing out longtime locals. The average home price in Boise jumped almost 12% from 2017 to 2018, and average rent has increased by roughly 7% in the past year. But wages haven’t kept up, leaving many residents struggling to afford their living costs.
Despite the reported increase in traffic, Boise residents’ average commute to work is just over 18 minutes, compared with the US average of 26.4 minutes.