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City of Boise Livability Report

First introduced in 2015, the livability report is a way for us to measure progress, hold ourselves accountable and share stories and programs that highlight what it means to live in Boise. And while measuring a city’s livability is an imperfect science, we hope this information will serve as a guidepost on Boise’s mission to be the most livable city in the country. Read the letters of introduction from Boise’s mayor and city council.

Our VISION: Boise strives to be the most livable city in the country.

Our MISSION: The City of Boise has adopted a “triple bottom line” approach to evaluate our performance — based not just on financial results, but on social and environmental outcomes as well. Learn more about LIV.


Our Goals

Goal Areas: Safe and Secure Community, Healthy Community, Responsible Built Environment, Connected Community, Environmentally Sustainable Community, Strong, Diverse Local Economy, Creative and Informed Community

The city strives to achieve livability through seven targeted goal areas. The following sections discuss these goals and offer examples of the programs and initiatives we’ve launched to achieve them. Many of these efforts address more than one goal. All aspects of Boise’s livability are interconnected, and our approaches to enhancing that livability should complement one another in the same way.


View the print version of the 2017 City of Boise Livability Report.