: 64 Cost of Living Index
: 44 Housing Affordability
: 34 Commuting
: 23 Pct. Owning Homes
: 29 (69%) Crime
: 5 Education
Life is good for many families in the Pacific Northwest’s third largest city, with lower costs and less crime than the region’s two biggest metros, Seattle and Portland. And there’s the local powerhouse football team, the Boise State Broncos.
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