Boise offers a comfortable living environment with generally good air quality and diverse weather. Summers are warm, winters snowy. Sunlight graces about 75% of the day, with 20% rain (mostly in spring) and 10% snow (winter). Homes are around 30 years old on average, priced at $350,000-$400,000, historically appreciating 5-7% annually. Property taxes are moderate (0.5% to 1.5%). Ownership is common (60%), rentals at 30%, and vacant homes range from 5-10%.