Lifestyle

4 days in the fastest-growing city in America: Microbreweries, millennial transplants — and locals who are already afraid of getting priced out

Boise, Idaho, was the fastest-growing city in the US in 2018, according to Forbes. Microbreweries, luxury condos, and Brooklyn-esque coffee shops are popping up in the Pacific Northwest city of about 229,000 people. The Idaho capital also has a burgeoning tech scene, with some Silicon Valley tech companies opening offices […]
4 days in the fastest-growing city in America: Microbreweries, millennial transplants — and locals who are already afraid of getting priced out
Lifestyle

Boise, Idaho, has been called the best place for millennials to live in the US. I spent 4 days there, and a walk through downtown makes it clear why it’s so popular.

Boise, the midsize capital of Idaho, is having a moment. Its population grew by 18.2% from 2010 to 2018, and Forbes named it the fastest-growing city in the US in 2018. Most out-of-state newcomers are coming from California, followed by Washington state and Utah. Microbreweries, luxury condos, and Brooklyn-esque coffee […]
Boise, Idaho, has been called the best place for millennials to live in the US. I spent 4 days there, and a walk through downtown makes it clear why it’s so popular.
Markets

Forget Portland and Seattle — people priced out of expensive California cities are buying homes in Idaho for ‘Monopoly money’

Californians priced out of Pacific border states are heading to Idaho, Arizona, and Nevada. A 2018 Bloomberg story described the trend as an “echo boom” ignited by California’s record housing prices, volatile politics, high taxes, and “constant threat of natural disaster.” It’s driving up prices in places like Idaho’s capital, […]
Forget Portland and Seattle — people priced out of expensive California cities are buying homes in Idaho for ‘Monopoly money’