Boise, ID


Highest Appreciating Boise Neighborhoods Since 2000

Boise, ID Real Estate Data

Boise Housing Market Information

With 218,281 people, 86,642 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $266,062, Boise real estate is some of the most expensive in Idaho, although Boise home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Boise, accounting for 65.16% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Boise include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.03%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.52%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.55%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Boise are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.68% owning and 41.32% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Boise built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Boise built between 1940-1969 ( 20.64%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 14.23%). There's also some housing in Boise built before 1939 ( 6.90%).

Boise Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Boise's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.22% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Boise that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Boise real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Boise appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.83%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.55% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Boise. Boise appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.67%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.85%.

Relative to Idaho, our data show that Boise's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Idaho.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Boise differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Boise - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Boise real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,377,000 0.8
$1,033,001 - $1,377,000 0.6
$689,001 - $1,033,000 3.0
$551,001 - $689,000 4.0
$413,001 - $551,000 8.2
$275,001 - $413,000 22.4
$138,001 - $275,000 47.6
$69,001 - $138,000 7.3
$0 - $69,000 6.1

Very High for ID
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
20.8408971130761 13.8211382113821

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,194 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.68
Renters 41.32
Vacant 5.99

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 14.2
1970 - 1999 58.2
1940 - 1969 20.6
1939 or Older 6.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 65.2
Townhomes 5.6
Small Apt. Buildings 9.5
Apt. Complexes 16.0
Mobile Homes 3.7
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.04
1 Bedroom 10.31
2 Bedrooms 27.32
3 Bedrooms 39.59
4 Bedrooms 14.86
5 or more bedrooms 5.88

Boise Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
69.39% 3.15% 9 8
* 10 is highest