The housing crisis in Idaho has reached a critical point, with escalating prices becoming a significant concern for residents. According to Zillow, the typical home value in Idaho has skyrocketed to $442,930, marking a staggering 2.2% increase over the past year. Redfin's data is equally alarming, indicating that home prices in Idaho rose by 0.9% year-over-year in January. This upward price trend is not limited to a specific region but is a statewide issue. For instance, the median listing home price in Idaho Falls was a staggering $406.3K in February 2024 despite showing a downward trend. The situation is dire, with affordability becoming a pressing issue and pushing locals to consider relocation or alternative housing options.

Are you willing to relocate to purchase a home?

The decision to contemplate relocation due to unaffordable housing is not just a financial matter but a deeply personal one. The tipping point varies for each individual or family, but it often comes when the cost of housing significantly strains the budget, leaving little room for other essential expenses. It could be when rent or mortgage payments exceed 30% of your income, a common benchmark for housing affordability. Or perhaps when the dream of homeownership becomes an unattainable reality. Ultimately, the decision to move is driven by a desire for financial stability and a better quality of life. It's a tough call, but sometimes necessary in the face of escalating housing costs.

 Would you move to one of the following ten states? 

The housing market in the United States is experiencing a significant shift, as reported by As home prices continue skyrocketing in many regions, potential homebuyers are exploring more affordable markets. Interestingly, areas in Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are witnessing an influx of properties priced under $350,000, providing affordable options for those priced out of their local markets. The trend reflects a broader movement of individuals seeking lower costs of living and better quality of life in regions that were previously overlooked. 

10 States With The Most Homes Under $350,000

According to, these 10 states have the most houses for sale under $350,000.

Gallery Credit: Kyle Matthews

LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in Idaho

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Idaho using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

Businesses the Boise Area Lost in 2024

Each year we put together a running list of businesses that have closed in the Treasure Valley. This is the 2024 list. Did we miss one? Send us your tips HERE.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

More From 104.3 Wow Country