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Boise ranks #1 on Livability.com's Top 100 Best places to Live

Posted at 10:54 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 12:23:34-05

The City of Trees has been ranked number one on Livability.com's Top 100 places to live for 2019.

"Boise's really nice. Like, it's small. Like everything is, like, near by and it's like I've been here for three years and honestly I found it the best so far," said Kurdi, a Boise State Student.

The article states Boise has become a magnet for people looking for a tight knit community, great job opportunities, easy access to the outdoors and a much lower cost of living than many larger and comparably sized cities.

"Very low per capita crime rate and, on top of that, our economy is very vibrant. You know, we have lots of great tech jobs in this community. The agriculture is something that the regional economy is a big part of, so there's lots of diversity in our economy, lots of churn, lots of entrepreneurs doing lots of cool things," said Mike Journee, CIty of Boise spokesperson.

City of Boise Mayor Dave Bieter is happy the city is being recognized, but there's still lots of work to do.

"Work to maintain our natural environment and protect the vitality of our economy, and protect all the other things that we can in order to make sure Boise stays such a great town," said Journee.

"I love the fact that I can bike from my house to work and whatnot, and I also love how friendly the people are. It's just like wherever you go, you see a lot of smiling faces, get a lot of hellos and howdys and stuff, and people are just really generally nice to each other," said Jesse Reid, Boise resident.

Boise has ranked in Livability.com's Top 100 Places to Live since it's inception, but this is the first time it's ranked number one.