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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Boise This Summer 2018

Summer nights are almost here, promising those golden evenings with family and friends, relaxing as the temperatures cool down and the stars come out. There’s something magical about summer nights, isn’t there? This year, you can add “watch a movie under the stars” to your summer bucket list and check it off at any one of these free outdoor movie events.

Movies Under the Stars | Boise

June through August, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and Boise Schools Education Foundation will host a series of nine family-friendly movies at parks throughout town. These events are fun-filled evenings with something for everyone. Each movie night starts at 7:00 pm with field games like capture the flag and dodgeball provided by the Parks and

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Columbia Village in Southeast Boise

On the far end of Southeast Boise sits a charming neighborhood with tree-lined streets, sprawling family homes, and a serene vibe.

One of the first master-planned developments in Boise, Columbia Village is a well-established and highly desirable neighborhood. This gem of a community is bordered by Amity Road to the north, Federal Way to the west and Highway 21 to the south, with next-door access to major local employer Micron and only minutes away from downtown and the freeway.

With homes built in the 1990s, Columbia Village real estate is highly sought after. Home-hunting hopefuls are drawn to this idyllic area built around top-performing schools and the expansive 161-acre Simplot Sports Complex.

Known as a particularly family-friendly

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Treasure Valley Home Prices Soar

Local home prices surge to new highs as spring selling season kicks into high gear.

The median price for a single-family home in Boise jumped 18.15 percent to a new high of $324,900 in April. That is an increase of $6,000 from the previous record set just last month.

Home prices in Canyon County rose to a new record $248,500 - pushing prices up 18.96 percent over the last twelve months. The cost of the typical house in Nampa jumped 19.19 percent to $250,990, crossing the $250,000 mark for the first time.

Even in places like Emmett with its 23-mile commute to Boise, once considered too far for many buyers, demand has pushed prices up over 24 percent this year.

Ada County house prices finished April at $330,000. That is down slightly from

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Why I love Boise, Idaho

Many of us already know how outsiders view living in Boise: after all, the city keeps earning accolades from publications like Forbes and Outside Magazine.

In fact, Livability just released their list of the 2019 top 100 places to live in the United States, and Boise nabbed the number one spot. But do locals share the same starry-eyed excitement over the City of Trees? What’s the insider’s take on this much-praised town?

The recently published 2018 edition of the biennial Boise Citizen Survey will give you a pretty good idea of the local view of the state of the city. Every other year, the city of Boise gauges resident’s feelings and opinions on services and government through a survey.

The most recent citizen survey was conducted by

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Things to Do in Boise ID in May | Boise May Events

With Memorial Day right around the corner, Boise is entering the beautiful month of May with a full calendar and plenty of fun to offer for everyone. In Boise, May means blue skies, climbing temperatures in the low 70s, spring flowers, and the beginning of outdoor events. It’s the perfect time to take a hike in the foothills, visit one of the valley’s gorgeous parks, bike along the Greenbelt, or enjoy dinner on a sunny patio. Add these events to your May itinerary and experience all the fun of a Boise spring.

Spring Boise Parade of Homes 2019 | Ada County

April 27 - May 12th

Whether you are looking for a new home or simply to find fresh ideas, the Boise Parade of Homes 2019 is an excellent source of inspiration. The 63nd annual Spring Parade

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Boise’s West End Neighborhood: Whitewater + Wildlife + Culture

Historic and diverse with laid-back friendliness, Boise's West End neighborhood is enjoying a renaissance.

On the west side of downtown Boise, you’ll find a charming neighborhood with hundred-year-old roots and an exciting future. The West End sits between State Street and the Boise River between 19th and Veteran’s Parkway, and it’s no surprise that this area is turning a few heads recently.

In the past, the West End was popular as one of the most reasonably priced places to buy a home in North Boise. Today, the neighborhood is garnering renewed interest from prospective home buyers and renters. As the area continues to grow and attract new businesses and residents, there’s a sense of renewal and renaissance everywhere you look.

The West End

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Your Guide to Boise's Farmers Markets

When the snow starts to melt on the foothills and the ice turns to spring rain, signs of warmer months ahead pop up everywhere: tulips, cherry blossoms, green grass, and of course, farmers markets. There’s nothing that says “spring is here!” more than a lineup of booths and tents stocked to the gills with fresh local produce, handcrafted art, and more. In Boise, we’re lucky enough to have several local farmers markets to choose from within our city, and even more around the Treasure Valley. Here’s your guide to Boise's farmers' markets.

Boise Farmers Market

Schedule: Saturdays, April 6th thru October, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1500 Shoreline Dr, Boise, ID
(208) 345-9287
website

Founded in 2013 by 25 innovative local food vendors, the Boise Farmers

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Boise-Area Home Prices Hit Another High, Signaling a Tough Start to Spring Buying Season

Twelve months after crossing the $300,000 mark for the first time, Boise area home prices rose nearly 10 percent in March.

The median single-family home price in Ada County increased to $336,126 setting a new record. Up 9.36 percent or $28,680 from the year prior.

Local home buyers purchased 836 homes last month with area listings taking 24 days to sell, or 9 days faster than last month.

For the first three months of 2019, total home sales are on par with what we saw at the same time last year.

The cost of the typical house in Boise rose to $318,900, also setting a new record. This eclipses the previous median home price high set just last month.

Canyon County prices rose 8.54 percent over the previous twelve months, finishing the first

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Things to Do in Boise ID in April | Boise April Events

April in the City of Trees is a fresh and invigorating time of year. Spring has sprung in Boise, and across the Treasure Valley, exciting events are popping up alongside the daffodils. Whether this April brings showers or abundant sunshine, you won’t have to search far for entertainment, music, shopping, date nights, and more. Add a few of these area events to your calendar this month.

First Thursday | Downtown Boise

April 4

Every first Thursday of the month, experience downtown Boise in a new way. Vendors, merchants, and restaurants offer specials and discounts on First Thursday, and you’re likely to catch special performances, live music, and demonstrations as well. Stroll around downtown Boise this April on First Thursday and discover the

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Top Major Employers and Largest Companies in Boise, ID

Boise's largest employers have seen significant business and economic growth over the past decade, particularly in the technology and innovation industries. It’s not surprising, then, that Forbes ranked the Boise metro area as the number one fastest growing economic area in 2017 and #28 in the nation for jobs and careers.

The technology, advanced manufacturing, food production, energy, and outdoor recreation industries all have a strong presence in the Boise economy. With nearby schools like Boise State University and the College of Idaho, there’s no shortage of qualified workers to feed into the area’s growing companies.

Unemployment in Boise is consistently below the national average, coming in at 2.6% in March 2019 with projected annual job

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