My wife always feels so sorry for me when she's out of town and finds out that I sat alone at some restaurant. I promise she might even tear up at the thoughts I would be eating alone.

What do they call us, introverts? I left home to join the United States Navy at 20 years old and never looked back. I went back after the Navy for about 6 months before getting a job offer that took me to Anchorage, Alaska. So, I'm no stranger to doing things alone.

Boise seems to be like a hub for people like myself and more importantly, a place they can afford. Smartasset just released a national research study on places where renters can afford

to move and live alone. I have several friends that live in San Francisco and Los Angeles. They would laugh at how much I paid monthly when I was renting. Most of them lived in studio apartments that weren't even in hotspots that could easily hit $3,000 per month. That's just crazy and that was like 6 years ago. In 2018, the average in Boise was $911 for a one-bedroom.

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Boise ranks #8 overall in this new study which is another reason we see more people moving into our little Treasure Valley. The study also gave Boise a #1 ranking of the lowest estimated cost of living of any city in the top 11.

I'm definitely not trying to assist the narrative that Boise is a great place to live. They MUST have billboards up in the surrounding states or something. Do you ever see those commercials hosted by celebrities living the LA lifestyle but only the things that appeal to people living in Idaho? You get to watch the stars in the mountains, cycling, out on the lake. Someone fire that commercial guy!

If you're a parent looking to move or you just graduated this might be a good read. This breaks down all the cities to look into that would make you broke.

Hope this helps.

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