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Old 10-03-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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.....in relation to its surrounding suburbs. In a reversal of the usual city-suburb dynamic, Boise seems to enjoy an advantage over Eagle, Meridian, Nampa et al in home prices, school desirability, and overall mojo. I'm wondering what folks on this forum think 1. of my assertion and 2. what factors contribute to this perceived advantage.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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Haven't you seen "Pink Flamingos"?

Boise is where the Filthiest People Alive go when they leave Baltimore.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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.....in relation to its surrounding suburbs. In a reversal of the usual city-suburb dynamic, Boise seems to enjoy an advantage over Eagle, Meridian, Nampa et al in home prices, school desirability, and overall mojo. I'm wondering what folks on this forum think 1. of my assertion and 2. what factors contribute to this perceived advantage.

In my opinion, Boise has the advantage for obvious reasons, it is the capitol city, is diverse, has a noticeable populaton of young professionals and artists, there is the impressive downtown and BSU area, it has the big trees, big lush parks, has the greenbelt, is right next to the mountains, and there are several more examples I could list. The reason Eagle and Meridian and Nampa have grown so much is because people want to be in the Boise area.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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.....in relation to its surrounding suburbs. In a reversal of the usual city-suburb dynamic, Boise seems to enjoy an advantage over Eagle, Meridian, Nampa et al in home prices, school desirability, and overall mojo. I'm wondering what folks on this forum think 1. of my assertion and 2. what factors contribute to this perceived advantage.
Boise has an advantage in home prices over Nampa and Meridian? I don't know where you're looking....

Comparing Boise prices to Eagle is also apples to oranges. You need to compare Eagle to NE/East end/SE Boise for the comparison to work.

Everything else Boise blows its surrounding environs away. I honestly don't know why people chose to live outside of, say, 5 minutes of downtown Boise. Makes no sense at all... especially because the surrounding environs (except for Eagle) pretty much suck.

Why? Because they're Anywhere, USA. Living in Meridian is no different than living in any other sprawled, suburban community. Might as well find somewhere with better culture and weather if you're gonna have to drive everywhere you go. Which is what you have to do in Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, et al.

Eagle is different but at the same time, much of the same.

Same goes for West Boise.
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