Nov. 5, 2015

USA Today: Meridian #1 Best City to Live In

To determine America's best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability, 24/7 Wall St. identified America's 50 Best Cities to Live.

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. Only 80 violent crimes were reported per 100,000 in Meridian last year, a fraction of the national violent crime rate of 366 violent crimes per 100,000 Americans.

Nov. 24, 2015

The 10 Most Artistic Mid-Sized Cities in America - Boise #2

Boise Ranks #2 Most Artistic Mid-Sized City in America

Idaho is one of the most overlooked states, but people who take the time to get to know the state come to appreciate its natural beauty and friendly citizens. The fact that Boise is off the beaten track has allowed its artists to create work with a unique style and perspective. The dedication of Boise’s artists and the support of the general population earned their city a high rank according to just about every metric we considered.

Galleries, theaters, and concert halls are located all over the city. Venues like the Visual Arts Collective bring it all together. If you visit you can appreciate the art on the walls during the day and watch musical and theatrical performances on stage at night.

Mar. 11, 2016

Boise, City of Accolades

by Lisa Holland

While Boise's catchphrase is the "City of Trees", Boise is also becoming known to some as the City of Accolades. Forbes, National Geographic, Men's Health, KPMG, Kiplinger, CNN, and others continue to rank the Boise Metro among the best places to live in 2016.

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