Idaho is no stranger to growth. It has grown 2.8 percent between 2010 and 2013 according to the U.S. Census. Kuna happens to be near the top of that list for growth among cities in Idaho. However, does that translate to quality of life?
According to the consumer advocacy website NerdWallet, a personal financial website, Kuna ranks number two in the state for homeownership. Only Hidden Springs ranks higher. NerdWallet analyzed available homes, affordability, growing area, median home values and homeowner costs from data available in the U.S. Census American Community Survey 5-year Estimates.
On their website it says, “Kuna is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2014. As a suburb of Nampa, in the western part of Idaho, Kuna boasts a high homeownership rate of 82.8%, and monthly homeownership costs take up 29.6% of median household income, according to data crunched by NerdWallet. The median home value is $134,900. There also are an abundance of job opportunities as the Nampa-Boise region has blossomed into a center for technology, agribusiness, food processing, shared services, manufacturing and state government.”