It seems like more and more people are discovering what makes Boise and The Treasure Valley such a special place to live.  Thrillist.com is the latest to highlight our home.

The website published a list of "Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To" and Boise makes the list.

They note that Austin and Portland are over-crowded and that Nashville is too.  They note that $9 dollar beers and a depleted dating scene are good reasons to consider a city that might be flying under the radar, at least at this point.

The criteria for this list was "creative, laid-back vibe, a food and craft beer scene, a not-yet-ruined cool factor" and "reasonable prices" for all those things.

The list (in no specific order) is:

  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Houston, Texas
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • San Diego, California
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Fayetteville/Betonville, Arkansas
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Boise, Idaho

The website classifies our Treasure Valley as "An outdoorsy Portland vibe without Portland prices."  I'll take that.  Portland definitely has great food, brews, outdoor recreation, and a strong sense of community.  We have all that, with less crowding, traffic, and I think it's fair to say, less attitude.

Thrillist notes that we have a strong bike culture, are a walkable city, and highlight our incredible weather and many days of sunshine every year.

See more about each of the cities and a little more background about how they came up with their list, HERE.