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268 Apartments for rent in Boise, ID

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Last updated October 18 at 5:40am UTC
333 S Straughan Ave
East End
Boise, ID
Updated October 18 at 5:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2399 S Orchard St
Boise, ID
Updated October 18 at 5:37am UTC
6067 S Snowshoe Ave
Southwest Ada County Alliance
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 10:16pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
6035 W Port Pl
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 10:15pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1112 W MAIN ST #308
Downtown Boise City
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 8:09pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
7166 S. Cloverdale
Southwest Ada County Alliance
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 8:09pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
11299 W. Cartridge Street
West Valley
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 8:08pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
12011 W. Honey Dew Dr.
Southwest Ada County Alliance
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 8:07pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
2324 E. Gossamer Lane
Southeast Boise
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 8:07pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
391 41st Street
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 8:02pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
5673 S Moon Land Ave
Southwest Ada County Alliance
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 8:02pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
9961 W Mossywood Dr
Southwest Ada County Alliance
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 8:01pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
2017 E. Mortimer Dr.
East End
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 8:01pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
5933 S. Sea breeze Way
Southwest Ada County Alliance
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 7:59pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
11975 W Honey Dew Dr
Southwest Ada County Alliance
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 7:38am UTC
4 Bedrooms
406 E Curling Drive
Boise, ID
Updated October 17 at 7:34am UTC
4 Bedrooms
10820 Florence Dr
Boise, ID
Updated October 16 at 5:40pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
City Guide
Neighborhoods: Finding a Room with a View

The Bench: Just south of Downtown is the area known as “the Bench.” Named after the sudden increase in elevation, resembling a step, or more accurately, a bench (It’s not called “the step,” now is it?), The Bench (or Benches) was created long ago as a shoreline to the Boise River. These days, The Bench is home to many residential neighborhoods, mainly consisting of older, single-family houses built between the ‘60s- ‘80s, with a few newer homes and apartment complexes mixed in. Depending on where you’re looking, rent prices can vary greatly. West Bench tends to be more expensive, while Central Bench is more wallet-friendly and offers many apartment and home rental choices.

West Boise: The West end of Boise happens to be the flattest section, but this doesn’t refer to the lifestyle or nightlife in the area. With an abundance of strip malls, restaurants and bars, West Boise offers many places to call home. New housing subdivisions and apartment and condo complexes are available in West Boise in neighborhoods like West Valley. It is also the perfect area for those with a bit of a shopping bug, as it’s home to Boise Towne Square Mall, the largest mall in the state.

Southeast: Southeast Boise offers a little something for everyone. Surprise Valley* is located on the Boise River, with a mix of housing. Another reason this area is desirable is because it is central (about 15 minutes away) from all areas in Boise, making it easy to head to the river, the mountains, the greenbelt and downtown.

Downtown: In most cities, living downtown is considered chic. It is no different in Boise. The cultural center and the heartbeat of all things hip in Boise, downtown is home to the business district and high-rise apartments. Areas such as 8th Street are home to sidewalk cafes and restaurants, as well as bars and boutiques. Living here, you’ll have an all-access pass to farmer’s markets, jazz festivals and nightlife.

North End: If you looking for old, historic and classic, this end of Boise is for you. The homes here were built in the 1920s and ‘30s and sit on tree-lined streets (like the much-coveted Harrison Boulevard). While there are an abundance of single-family homes and homes with large yards in the area, there are also apartment complexes to choose from. Close enough to the downtown area to capture a view (Downtown Boise is visible from Camel's Back Park), the North End is a bit more costly than other Boise areas. This area plays host to special events and street fairs throughout the year. In 2008, the American Planning Association proclaimed Boise's North End to be one of “10 Great Neighborhoods”.

Four Seasons

Winter, spring, summer and fall (no, we aren’t singing James Taylor), this city features them all. Hot, dry summers are followed by cool fall temperatures. However, fall is the shortest season here, as winter slips in fast and the city becomes snow-covered. Because the summer and winter temperatures can be extreme in the Treasure Valley, be sure that the apartment or home you rent has central heating and A/C rather than window units or baseboard heaters. It may cause your electric bill to be a bit higher but it’ll be worth every penny in the dead of winter or the middle of a 100 degree summer.

Navigating through the Treasure Valley

When it comes to transportation, most residents rely on a good set of wheels to maneuver through bumper-to-bumper traffic. Although not as grid-locked as other top one-hundo cities, (the average commute time is 20 minutes) Boise has its fair share of traffic along I-84, the city’s main highway. This interstate also connects Boise with Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake City, Utah. For those looking to reduce their carbon footprint, take comfort in the fact that Boise has a network of bike paths, or greenways, throughout the city and surrounding regions, such as the Boise River Greenbelt, which runs along the banks of the Boise River and connects one end of the city to the other.

October 2018 Boise Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Boise Rent Report. Boise rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Boise rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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Rent Report

October 2018 Boise Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Boise Rent Report. Boise rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Boise rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Boise rents declined significantly over the past month

Boise rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boise stand at $710 for a one-bedroom apartment and $910 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Boise's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.2%, but exceeds the national average of 0.9%.

Boise rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Boise, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Boise is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Boise's median two-bedroom rent of $910 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.1% increase in Boise.
  • While Boise's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.6%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Boise than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,110, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Boise.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.