Boise has been named as one of the top places in the country to retire, and to those who love the City of Trees this is no surprise. Whether you can’t survive without culture and arts or are an avid outdoor recreation nut there’s no doubt that Boise is one of the crowning jewels of the Gem State.
No one will try to hype Boise as being a bustling metropolis, but despite it’s relevantly small size by national comparison it is home to a thriving cultural scene which includes an opera company, several orchestra and theater productions as well as wonderful Art and History museums.
Residents of the Treasure Valley enjoy access to all manner of outdoor activities from trail hiking to fishing, hunting, biking, skiing, rafting and more! Surrounded by mountains and a number of streams and rivers Boise also boasts a mild climate year round making for more chances to get out and enjoy what nature has to offer.
Low cost of living and the number of available amenities are made even better by the low levels of crime in Boise which is about half of the national average and remarkable for a city of it’s growing size.
Here are some vital stats:
% over 50: 30%
Median home price: $120,000
Top state income tax: 7.8%*
Cost of living index: 97
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