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When people are thinking of relocating from one state to another, many times they wonder what are the safest states to live in. Happily, Idaho ranks as one of the safest places in America to move to if you're facing a move.

Yahoo Homes, Idaho reports that Idaho earned its #7 ranking on the top ten list of safe places to live because of the following factors. These were taken from the FBI's 2013 Uniform Crime Report. This list measures the number of incidences for the following crimes:

  • Murder/ manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Larceny
  • Vehicle thefts
Other factors aside from crime also went into the formula. Among them were educational attainments and income and poverty rates.

Vermont topped the list as…
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Those of us who have bought Boise real estate know that it's a great place to buy a home. But even the most ardent Boise City fan among us may not automatically think of our home town as a good place for a vacation. It's not the the city isn't a nice place. It is. We just see it through different eyes than the tourist would. In light of that, would it surprise you then to learn that our fair city has made Wallet Hub's "2014′s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations" list?

Why You Might Look at Your Boise Home in a Different Way

Boise, Idaho landed the number sixteen spot on this year's list. Buffalo, New York was number one, followed by Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Portland, Oregon respectively in the top five. The

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Looking for fun things to do in Boise this weekend? Then you'll want to check out what's happening with the weekend activities for Boise Bike Week. For those of you in love with the Boise greenbelt and who've been hankering to leave your piece of Boise, Idaho real estate, this might be the perfect opportunity for some outdoor recreation and fun that you can do with friends and kids in tow.

Things to do Around Boise for May 16, 17 & 19

To get you up to speed, Boise Bike Week kicked off earlier this week, and if you were anywhere near the Boise bike paths near Boise State University, you know that there were fresh bagels to be had and free bike repair kits. However, there are still events yet to do.

Friday is the Bike to Work Day Celebration, so if you've been

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For many Boiseans, riding their bikes on the Boise greenbelt counts among their favorite activities. And why not? Among the things to do in Boise, it's relatively inexpensive, beautiful and peaceful. If you've got a hankering to really get out and enjoy the bike path, you'll want to make sure your bike is in tip top shape for the experience. The Bellingham Herald has a few tips for making that happen.

Before You Do Anything Else

You're probably chomping at the bit to really take your bike for a long ride along the Boise River. However, first and foremost, your safety on the Boise greenbelt trails as well as on the road should be your first priority. KTVB reported recently that the Boise Police Department unveiled a bike-themed police car to remind viewers…
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Boise has made another important list. In recent months, we've seen the City of Trees being named one of the best places to retire and one of the best places in America to move to. The real estate site, Movoto, has named Boise one of the top 10 safest places to live in America.

How Movoto Got Its Numbers

Movoto didn't just come up with this information about Boise. It compared Boise's crime stats with other highly populated cities in the US. (Movoto took the stats about the cities from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report.)

The types of crime that the FBI report measures are the number of incidences for crimes like murder, rape, theft and assault. From that list, Movoto went on to make divisions between these four categories of crime:

  • Total number of
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The Boise Farmers' Market is a gathering place on Saturdays during the spring, summer and early fall months in the City of Trees. This span of Boise, Idaho real estate -- also known as the Capital City Marketplace -- reaches from one end of 8th Street to the other, and as a recent article in the online academic journal The Blue Review has pointed out, it has become a place where immigrant entrepreneurs are making their mark.

Boise Farmers' Market Encourages Local Entrepreneurship

According to the article (published by Boise State University), urban markets provide quite a source of income for cities around the world. At the moment, many of the refugee entrepreneurs cannot make a living year-round from their wares at the Boise Saturday Market, but a new

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No doubt, if you own Boise, Idaho real estate, one of your favorite things to do in Boise is hiking and biking the trails of the Ridge to Rivers system throughout the city.

No doubt as well, many of your neighbors will be out enjoying the trails, and who can blame you? Really, there's nothing like grabbing a cup of coffee at Java in Hyde Park before you head to Camel's back or stopping by the Boise Co-Op for some lunch after a morning hike.

Things to do in Boise: Hiking, Biking and Mud Walking?

However, the enthusiasm that Boiseans have for the Ridge to Rivers Trails can take its toll, according to the Fresno Bee  -- especially now that Daylight Savings time 2014 has come and gone. The trails of the Ridge to Rivers system in the City of Trees

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It's a piece of Boise, Idaho real estate that has been in the North End since 1995, and it's synonymous for fresh food and healthy living. It's a true cornerstone resource for those of us who love living in one of America's fittest cities and shopping in places that promote that lifestyle. I'm talking, of course, about the Boise Co-op, and pretty soon, there's going to be a second one, according to IdahoPress.com.

More About the Boise Co-Op

Many people have a soft spot for this unassuming piece of Boise real estate. It's a great place to buy vitamins, shop for organic produce and many who've tried its buffet will swear it's one of the best places to eat in Boise.

The Boise Co-Op Wine Shop is also a popular destination for people who want to enjoy a

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It'll be unlike any other piece of Boise, Idaho real estate that we've seen so far. I'm talking about the Boise Whitewater Park, that's slated to be fully open and operational by 2017. Why write about it now, you ask? Because discussions of phase 2 have been brought forth in city meetings and because it's a good opportunity for Boiseans to be a part of the building of this city gem, according to the Boise Weekly.

What is the Boise Water Park?

The price of building the park will run almost $4.5 million total, with the city having already kicked in $1.5 million of that. Further donations have garnered this piece of Boise real estate an additional quarter of million dollars. To see the Boise Whitewater Park open (possibly by 2017), there will need to be

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More than once, Boise has been named one of the best places to live in America for various reasons, including being one of the best places to raise a family and best places to retire. Well, Yahoo Shine just added Idaho's capital city to another "Best Places…" list. According to the article, it, along with cities like San Diego, Long Beach and Boulder, ranks as one of the 9 fittest cities in the West. It's no wonder that so many people look at Boise, Idaho real estate when they're thinking of relocating from neighboring states. Just living here has the potential to make you healthy!

With spring and summer on their way, this seemed a good time to check out some of the events and Boise amenities that allow residents here to enjoy living in one of

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