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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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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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The "Forbes Best Places to Retire" list is a must-read every year for those who are about to make the transition from full-time working life to retirement. And Boise, Idaho was named one of the 25 best places to retire on the 2014 list. In fact, Boise is in the top 8 of the list.

Why Boise's on the List of Best Places to Retire

The Forbes list cites several factors that put Boise, Idaho in the top 25 places to retire. The climate here is a dry and the cost of living is comparable to most places in the U.S. The City of Trees also rated high as a walking and biking city, thanks no doubt in large part to the 25 miles of bike path that dissect the city.

Boise also counts as a great place to volunteer. Organizations like the Boise Art Museum, Art Faire, the Humane…
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