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Apartment Living in Idaho
There are over a million and a half "Idahoans" that call the "Gem State" their home. Idaho's abundance of natural resources has a rich history of mining, precious metals, and gemstones. The state produces 72 types of precious stones and semi-precious stones.
Another gem for Idaho is the potato. Known for russet potatoes, Idaho is primarily a farming state. The state produces one third of the nation's potato crop and furnishes the U.S. with trout, peas, lentils, wheat, apples, corn and barley. Besides agriculture, Boise's tourism is a top provider to the state's economy, attracting over 20 million tourists yearly. Idaho is famous for its skiing and top-notch vacation resorts.
The Idaho territory is rugged and the state lays claim to having some of the largest unspoiled landscape in America. It has been said that if you were to flatten the mountains of Idaho, the state would equal the size of Texas. Divided into two unique regions, Northern Idaho is known for its mountains, rivers and lakes while Southern Idaho, including the Boise and Idaho Falls metropolitan areas, has more rolling plains, some mountains and impressive waterfalls.
While Idaho is one of the six fastest growing states in the nation, it also has the second lowest cost of living ranking in the eleven western states, and one of the lowest crime rates in western America, which is 22 percent less than the national average. These facts combined with state's natural beauty are some major incentives for making a move and finding an apartment in one of Idaho's flourishing cities.
Developed near Fort Boise and along the Oregon Trail, Boise is known as the "City of Trees" and for being three times larger than any of the other cities in the state. With a population of 200,000, the city is the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest and Idaho's state capital. Major companies call this big city home including: Boise Cascade; Simplot Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard. Another employer is Boise State University, Idaho's largest university. Apartments around the college area are fairly reasonable with a two-bedroom apartment listing as low as $600.
Along the driving route to Yellowstone National Park and straddling the Snake River is the popular city of Idaho Falls. Escape the apartment as much as you can in the summer, as the winters in Idaho Falls are quite cold, dropping near zero. You'll appreciate having an apartment near work in this city during the winter months because of the heavy snowfall. Like most of the state, the cost of living here is below average, which makes looking for an apartment affordable.
Twin Falls Apartments
Located along the Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls is one of the state's most scenic cities. This is a fast-growing city in South-Central Idaho. The College of Southern Idaho calls this city home. It is the fourth largest city in Idaho and apartments in this quaint community and college-town start as low as $450 for a two-bedroom apartment.