Usually, when news breaks that our big/small makes a top 10 list it's reason to celebrate. After all, who doesn't want to live in the #6 rated best downtown, or the 5th ranked city for the best drivers.  Boise loves to make these lists, but recently, the gem of the gem state made yet another top 10 list, but sitting atop this list isn't necessarily anything to celebrate, in fact, it can hit all of our bank accounts in the worst possible way. lists Boise at No. 4 in the nation when it comes to the average increase in rent costs over the last year. The website looks at the U.S. Census Bureau’s 100 most populated cities and its internal data of average entry-level rental prices to pinpoint the largest rent increases from July 2017 to 2018.


Yep, and for longtime residence of the Treasure Valley, making this list is not surprising. Boise still isn't expensive as neighboring Portland or Seattle but the cost of rent has dramatically increased over the past couple years.

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