10 Reasons Not to Move to Boise ID

Hi friend,

Boise Idaho offers mild weather to enjoy endless outdoor activities. This makes it a fun place to visit, but is it really a place you want to make a permanent move to? Today, I would like to share with you 10 reasons NOT to move to Boise Idaho.

  1. Home Prices: The housing prices are $40,000 more that the national average. With inventory shortages and competitive corporate relocations, you will find yourself paying even more to win a home. 
  2. Median Income: The median income in Boise is lower than the average income and you can expect to bring in about 4,000 less a year . 
  3. Active Volcanoes: There are dozens of active volcanoes around the city of Boise. Experts estimate that the volcanoes will erupt within the next thousand years. 
  4. The Smell: There is often an unpleasant smell in Boise due to the overflowing sewage plants and 170 landfills concentrated in the city. 
  5. Bad Air Quality: Idaho has the second worst air quality in the United States. This problem is year-round, but the summer tends to be the worst because of the summer fires that make people suffer from the smoke.  
  6. Religion: 44.7% of local residents are mormon. This is, of course, not a bad thing but something to be made aware of if you are planning to live there. 
  7. Constant Growth: The city is constantly growing and the construction and  congestion may be frustrating to residents. 
  8. Lack of Diversity: There is not much cultural diversity in Boise, Idaho other than the Basque population, which only makes up 15,000 of its population. 
  9. The Weather: The summers in Boise are dry and warm (only reaching an average of 72 degrees) while the winters are blustery and cold. 
  10. The Layout: The layout of the city can be confusing initially because the river cuts right through the city. It is not a traditional grid city and navigation is a must until you get your lay of the land. 

If reading this list made you sad, don't be! I know each city has its fair share of pros and cons, I just thought it would be helpful to share the most common complaints for living in Boise. No city is perfect, but you should continue to keep HOUSTON in your home search. (: If you have any questions about your relocation to Texas, please contact me. Also, be sure to check below for additional resources that will assist you in your house hunt.



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