National Best Of Lists- Boise Idaho 

Boise Metro Awarded Tops In This That & The Other Thing Too!

From best run city, to Best city for people under 35, Safe driver's, Best place to live.

Selling Boise is easy, We just have to get out of the way!

Core Tours For Newbie's

Arrive A Tourist, Leave A Local!

We offer a complimentary historically based core area tour that will have you arrive a visitor and leave with a locals life long knowledge and perspective of Boise! Where it grew, when, why. How long does rush hour last? Whats the drive time Eagle to downtown. Where is traffic the worst. Which schools are best? These are all common questions and we will answer those and a whole lot more! Erica and Mike where both raised in Boise and educated here in Boise. We are proud of our awesome city and would love to share our localeze with you! Feel free to call and ask questions or set up a time to meet us, have a cup of coffee and do a drive about and explore the Boise Metro Area.

Core tours include downtown with all the restaurants, shops, Alive After 5, First Thursday, Annie Frank. Moving on we can explore the parks & greenbelt, The Boise State University and the terrific view from The Depot. A drive by of the mall & The Village as well as homes and neighborhoods that will have you singing a tune! We can customize to include your areas of interest, like schools, rock climbing or Lucky Peak!

From History To Housing Arrive A Transplant, Leave A Local!

Best Run City in America (Nampa #1, Boise #3)
WalletHub | July 2017

Top 10 Cheapest States To Live In 2017
CNBC | July 2017

"Best Rocky Mountain Secret", Top 25 Best Towns Ever
Outside Magazine | June 2017

8 American Cities You Should Visit Before They're Too Popular
Thrillist | May 2017

Top 20 Best Cities for Young Professionals
Forbes | May 2017

North America's Coolest Downtowns
Expedia | April 2017

#4 Best Places to Retire in 2017
Forbes | April 2017

11 Satellite Cities Poised to Thrive in 2017
Kiplinger | April 2017

Top 10 Cities for Young Families 2017
MoveBuddha | March 2017

Under-Appreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To
Thrillist | February 2017 

Boise, 2017's 2nd Best Capitol to Live In
WalletHub | February 2017

Top 10 Safest Driving Cities During Wet Weather
Allstate | February 2017

#12 Best Places to Live
U.S. News & World Report | February 2017

#3 Popular U.S. Growth Cities
U-Haul | February 2017 

Meridian #1 City for New Home Sales
Curbed | January 2017

Vogue Ranks Idaho in Top 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017
Vogue Magazine | January 2017

Top 25 Best Performing Cities
Milken Institute | December 2016

Meridian #2 Best City to Live In
24/7 Wall St. | October 2016

#4 Best Midzise Real Estate Market
WalletHub | August 2016

#3 Best Midsize City for First-Time Home Buyers
WalletHub | July 2016

Top 10 City for Active Families
Outside Magazine | July 2016

Idaho Ranked #1 in Job Love
Monster & Brandwatch | July 2016

#8 Best City for Recreation
WalletHub | July 2016

#5 Best Drivers in Country
AllState | July 2016

#4 Best State to Practice Medicine 
Medscape | June 2016

Idaho Ranked the Hottest Job Market
Kipplinger | June 2016

Top 10 Best Cities for Summer Jobs
WalletHub | May 2016

Top 10 Best Wine Region in America
Sommeliers | May 2016

#1 Lowest Cost Metro in Pacific U.S.
KPMG Competitive Alternatives | April 2016 

Top 10 Best Air Quality | April 2016 

#6 Best Place to Live 
U.S. News & World Report | March 2016

#3 Best Cities for Jobs this Spring
Business Insiders | March 2016

Top 20 Americas Fastest Growing Cities
Forbes | March 2016

Top 10 Best Places to Live 2016 - "The Revamped Rocky Mountain City"
Men's Journal | March 2016 

#6 Best Downtown
Livability | March 2016 

Hot Cities for Cool Downtown Meetings
Smart Meetings | February 2016 

Top 10 Best Capital City
WalletHub | February 2016 

Top 5 Places for Millennial Startups | February 2016 

Top 10 Hottest Housing Markets of 2016
Zillow | January 2016 

Top States for Job Growth - #6
Forbes | January 2016 

#1 Most Caring City in America
WalletHub | December 2015 

#2 State for Volunteerism
Corporation for National & Community Service | December 2015 

#2 Most Artistic Mid-Sized City in America
gogobot | November 2015 

Meridian #1 Best City To Live In
USA Today | November 2015
"Meridian, located just outside of Idaho's capital city of Boise, is 24//7 Wall St.'s best city to live in. The city is safe, and jobs have attracted growing numbers of new residents." 

Top 20 Greenest Cities in America
WalletHub | October 2015 

Top 10 Best Towns for College Football
Time Magazine | September 2015

#2 Best City for Millennial Entrepreneurs
via FastCompany | September 2015 

Top 100 Best Places to Live
Livability | September 2015
"Situated at the intersection of where desert meets mountains, the city of Boise's cultural amenities are just as impressive as its natural surroundings.  The Boise River flows through the city, past theatres, musuems, great breweries and Boise State University..." 

#1 Best Corn Maze to Visit for Family Fun - Meridian, ID
 USA Today | September 2015

#3 State with Fastest Job Growth in 2015
Kiplinger via MSN Money | July 2015 

The Next Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs (Boise #7)
via FastCompany | July 2015 
Boise has cemented itself as an affordable launch pad for tech careers, attracting major industry employers like Hewlett Packard and Microsoft along with a burgeoning startup ecosystem.

#2 Top Up-And-Coming Cities for Recent College Grads

Forbes | June 2015

#5 Best City for Freelancers
Forbes via a Nerdwallet Study | June 2015  

#1 State for Job Growth | May 2015 

Top 15 Fastest Growing Cities | Meridian, #9
Yahoo Homes | May 2015 

#2 Best City to Move to in 2015
SML | March 2015 

#1 City "Where the Jobs Will Be This Spring"
Forbes | March 2015 

#4 Best Place to Save Money
Forbes | February 2015 

#4 Best Travel-Worthy State Capital
USA Today | January 2015 

Top 10 Best Brunch Spots in America (The Fork, Boise)
Mens Journal | January 2015

#11, The 35 Best U.S. Cities for People 35 and Under
Vocativ | December 2014 

#3 Most Charitable State
WalletHub | December 2014

Best Under-The-Radar Destinations of 2015
Huffington Post | November 2014
"Boise is known as the best-kept secret in the West for a reason: This former military outpost along the Oregon Trail is a haven of unbeatable hiking, skiing, rafting and mountain biking. Boise proper has a handful of wineries, but it's worth the 40-mile drive into Snake River Valley, where life is officially complete upon drinking the 2010 Late Harvest Riesling."

Top 10 Best Museums for Kids - Discovery Center: Boise, ID
MSN | November 2014 

#1 Best College Football Field
USA Today | October 2014

Top 10 Happiest States
WalletHub | September 2014 

#5 "Most Fair State Tax Systems" (Idaho)
WalletHub | September 2014 

Top 10 Best Places to Live | September 2014 

Top 10 Best "Big Cities for Active Families"
Outside Magazine | 2014
"Set in the Northern Rockies with more than 4,300 acres of open space, a whitewater park, and a ski area just outside of town, Boise is a place you move to for outdoor fun."

Top 10 Places You Should "Dare to Go" on Your Global Adventure
CNN | May 2014 

#1 Best "Under the Radar Tech Hub"
Sparefoot | May 2014

#1 Best City for Kids | May 2014 

#7 Best City in America - "Livability"
AreaVibes | May  2014 

Fourth-Highest Percentage of Residents Who Bike to Work 
U.S. Census Bureau | 2014 

#7 Best Place to Raise a Family
Forbes | April 2014 

#1 Lowest Cost of Doing Business in the Pacific U.S.
KPMG's Competitive Alternatives 2014 

Top 10 Cities to earn Coffee Bragging Rights
Bustle | April 2014 
"With nearly 150 coffee shops, many of them artisanal enough to hang with the big boys in Portland and S.F., this quaint and unassuming-seeming city engages in “Treat. Yo. Self”-level indulgence when it comes to coffee." 

#1 Best City to Move to in 2014
SML | March 2014

#1 Region "Getting it Right"
TIME Magazine | March 17, 2014 
"Idaho's capital has become a techy boomtown with a thriving cultural scene." 

#10 Best Place to Invest in Housing 2014
Forbes | February 2014 

Top 24 Best Places to Live & Work 2014
Sunset Magazine | February 2014 

Top 25 Best Places to Retire in 2014
Forbes | January 2014 

#12 in Top 100 Places to Live 2014 | October 2013 

#12 Healthiest State | December 2013

#9 Best State for Expected Job Growth
Forbes, September 2013

#4 Best State for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur Magazine, August 2013 

#2 Safest Driving City in America
Allstate Insurance Company, August 2013

#7 Safest Cities in America (Boise)
Business Insider, August 2013

#10 Best State for Business
 Idaho also ranked #7 for Cost of Doing Business, #5 for Business Friendliness, and #3 for Cost of Living.
CNBC, July 2013 

#1 Most Eye Healthy City
VSP Vision Care, June 2013 

#2 "America's Top 10 Wine Destinations"
Redbook Magazine, June 2013

#7 Most Entrepreneurial State
CNN Money, June 2013

#3 Best U.S. City to Raise a Family (Boise), May 2013

#3 Best Flyfishing College (Boise State)
Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, May 2013 

Top 50 cities for Business Growth
MarketWatch, April 2013 

#5 "Five States Experiencing the Most Enjoyment"
Gallup Wellbeing, April 2013

#1 State: Training & Networking Programs, Licensing Regulations, & Ease of Starting a Business
A+ Ranking for Overall Friendliness
Thumbtack (& Kauffman Foundation), April 2013 

#9 Spring Break Destinations for Families, 2013, March 2013

#3 Metro Market Leading the Housing Recovery
Forbes, February 2013 

#4 Healthiest City for Women
Women's Health Magazine, December 2012 

#1 Best City for Men
Men's Health Magazine, December 2012 

#4 Best Downtown in America, October 2012 

#6 Most Inventive State
CNN Money, October 2012 

#3 Best River Town in America
Outside Magazine, September 2012 

In 2012, a series of reports and studies from highly regarded sources globally (KPMG, Brookings Institute and Forbes) have singled out the Boise Valley in three key areas:

Cost of Doing Business: KPMG (March 2012) - The Boise MSA is the third lowest-cost place to do business among the 15 largest cities in the Pacific U.S. and Canada (lowest among the Pacific U.S. cities). Click here to read the full study by KPMG, or see below how we ranked with other metros: