9 A-peeling Reasons to Move to Idaho That Have Nothing To Do With Potatoes

Posted by Jeffery Sweet on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 2:52pm

Idaho Homes For SaleIf you are seriously thinking of moving to another state, you should choose Idaho. It is one of the best places for people who are looking to relocate for one or more reasons. There are a lot of well-priced homes for sale in Boise, Idaho alone.  To make you see why Idaho is the best place to call home, here are nine good reasons why.

9 A-peeling Reasons To Move To Idaho That Have Nothing To Do With Potatoes

Low Crime

If you are looking for a state that is considered one of the safest in the country, then Idaho is one of your best choices. It is listed as the sixth safest state in the US by Worldatlas.com and fifth safest by USnews.com based on its low violent crime and low property crime ratings.  That low crime rate could be due to the *spoiler alert* - lack of traffic!

Go Green - It’s one of the greenest states in the country.

When you talk about a state being green, it means two things – that it has lots of trees, parks, and shrubbery within its borders and it is doing its part in trying to save the environment. In Boise alone, there are 90 parks for you to enjoy and in the whole of Idaho, there are approximately hundreds of them with 21 State Parks in the list. For the green initiative, Idaho ranks 15th of all US States that are into reducing, reusing, and recycling, according to Wallethub, which is financial advisory site.

It has great schools for kids to go to.

If you are a parent and you want your kid to have a quality education, Idaho has lots of schools that have been rated as above average by Great Schools.org. In Boise alone, you will find more than 20 schools that are rated as above average. These include both public district and public charter schools. In Eagle, there are around half a dozen schools that are considered as above average, while Idaho Falls has around 9 schools with the same rating.

It has lots of jobs for job seekers.

For those who are in the market for jobs, Idaho is one state where jobs abound. According to USnews, it ranked 13th overall in the list of states that are ideal for job seekers to go to. It is also rated as 8th in job growth and is in the top ten states with the low unemployment rate. Both Forbes and CNBC have Idaho in their lists for future job growth and for best states for finding jobs in the US respectively.

It is great for music lovers who love music festivals.

If you are looking for a state where music is at its heart, then Idaho is the state for you. The state has a long list of music festivals for you to witness. These include the Boise Music Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Treefort Music Festival, and The Huckleberry Jam.

For country music lovers, there’s the Mountain Home Country Music Festival held every end of July, and the Festival at Sandpoint, which features world-class musicians to perform near Lake Pend Oreille during the entire month of August.

It’s all about the great outdoors.

If you are into outdoor sports, outdoor activities, and anything that has to do with the outdoors, Idaho is the state for you. It has white water rafting, hiking, fishing, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, and golfing for you to pick from. It even has a wine tour for wine connoisseurs and skiing as well as snowboarding for all the snow bunnies out there.

It’s one of the top ten places for buying a home.

According to Business Insider, Boise Idaho ranked 8 in the top ten cities where buying a house in 2019 is a good idea. While median prices are above the $250,000 mark, this judgment is based on the foreseen price growth of property and the forecast increase in the value of homes in the area.

In Boise, it is forecasted to grow approximately 6.9%. This judgment is also because of the fact that the area has lots of job opportunities, new construction, and the population is growing due to younger people moving in.

It is considered one of the top twenty places for a high quality of life.

Boise Idaho is ranked 20 by Real Estate News US for a high quality of life. Factors like median home price, health, crime rate, college readiness, and average commute time contributed to its placement in this list.

It has all four seasons for you to enjoy.

Winter, spring, summer, and fall are all experienced in Idaho, which makes it the ideal state for those who want to have it all. You get to live through the snowy winters and the warm summers. You will also get to see the leaves fall in autumn and see the flowers bloom in spring.

Ready to move to Idaho?

There are actually more than just 9 reasons for you to choose Idaho as your new home. It is one of the few states in the US that has very little to almost no traffic jams, the wilderness is your backyard, it has lots of local wine and craft beer places, and is a place where you are sure to get fresh produce on any given day of the week.

If you are thinking of moving to Idaho, you should consult with a real estate expert who knows the layout of the land, so to speak. One company that you can trust to help you find the home of your dreams in Idaho is Sweet Group Realty. Visit their site at sellyouridaho.com to see what options you have for homes in the state or contact them via email at Jeffery.Sweet@gmail.com to get more information on your home options in Idaho.

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