Family-friendly homes in the best cities for raising kids

Boise, Idaho

Address: 605 N. Horton St., Nampa
Price: $190,000
What you get: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,030 square feet
Price per square foot: $94

Time magazine recently named Boise the No. 1 city in the U.S. for "getting it right." It's the state capital and Idaho's biggest city, with a diverse business base. It also sits at the southwest corner of one of the largest unbroken protected areas in the country, a series of national forests extending all the way across the state and into Montana. The median home price in the metro area is $174,600.

Nampa is a good-sized town in its own right, 20 miles west of Boise on I-84, and has a number of highly rated schools. This house is across the street from a private school and a couple of blocks from Lions Park. It has lots of room, nicely laid out. The kitchen and dining area are warm and airy. The trampoline and RV are not included, but the spaces for them are, in a neatly kept yard (including the pergola-covered patio).

Contact: Kelly Welty of Keller Williams Boise at 208-841-4868