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A LOCAL'S GUIDE TO

Boise

When I decided to move from Kauai to Boise in the summer of 2016, people questioned my sanity. Even I had to think twice about it. I'm originally from the South Bay beach cities of Los Angeles. I was living on Kauai but wanted to move back to the mainland. And I knew I didn't want to end up back in the Los Angeles area. So I did what any normal human being would do: I opened a map, closed my eyes, and pointed to a place on the map. The closest major city was Boise. And guess what!? It worked out. I love my new hometown. Yes, there is definitely a reason why Boise keeps ending up on 'Best Places to Live' lists, and why it's one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. It's an amazing hidden gem. Don't believe me? Just check out some of these Boise area favorites that I've compiled for you. 

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