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Boise: One of the TOP 10 places to live!

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on June 9, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:10 AM


Boise: One of the TOP 10 places to live!

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In the latest US News and World Report - Boise ranks among the TOP 10 best places to live. Here's what the magazine had to say about us:

Boise, Idaho

Although often overlooked, Boise, Idaho, is a terrific destination for those looking to escape out West. With a high-desert climate of sunshine, clear skies, and four distinct seasons, this city of 200,000 makes a perfect base camp for exploring southwest Idaho's dramatic panorama. Choose from the many nearby parks, which total some 2,700 acres, cast a fishing line into the Boise River, or head over to Boise State University for a Broncos football game.

High-tech companies Micron Technology and Hewlett-Packard are among the area's leading private employers. To hit the thriving local arts scene, cruise downtown. Boise's free "Alive After Five" concert series brings musicians and other entertainers to the Grove Plaza each Wednesday during the summer. "It's harder to find a parking space after 5 than it is before 5," says Paul Hiller, the executive director of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership. "It's one of the most vibrant downtown areas you've ever seen."

Here is the TOP 10:

(In alphabetical order...)

Albuquerque, N.M.
Auburn, Ala.
Austin, Texas
Boise, Idaho
Durham, N.C.
La Crosse, Wis.
Loveland, Colo.
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
St. Augustine, Fla.
Upper St. Clair, Pa.

PS: This isn't news to those of us who live here! Is it? I LOVE BOISE