It's really no surprise (we get used to seeing our beloved home town on the top of these lists), but Boise has been named America's Fastest-Growing City by Forbes Magazine

It's not a new trend for the City of Trees, but 2017 was an especially strong year.  The magazine notes that "it exceeded expansion expectations by nearly ever metric that matters."

The population of approximately 220,000 grew 3.08%, which was more than any other major metro area, and the second strongest growth number overall.  Home prices increased 11.58% which was the forth largest increase, and wage and other economic factors increased as well.

Those are the reasons Forbes cites as why they have given Boise (and the Treasure Valley) the top spot on their 2018 list of America's fastest-growing cities.  We also made their 2017 list of Best Cities for Young Professionals too.

They also point to research that indicates this growth in Boise is likely to continue, though probably at a slower pace.

Other top cities following Boise:

  • Seattle
  • Dallas
  • Orlando
  • Fort Worth
  • Las Vegas
  • Nashville
  • Austin
  • Fort Meyers/Cape Coral
  • Tacoma
  • Phoenix
  • West Palm Beach

You can check out more from the list and how Forbes arrived at their rankings, here.

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