Best Places to Live in Idaho

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Idaho by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Idaho is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Idaho has a population of 1,612,136 and a population density of 19.1. The capital city is Boise and the largest city in Idaho is Boise. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Fernan Lake Village, IDPopulation: 18082C+AA+A+B+AD
2Meridian, IDPopulation: 75,21082A+C+AABBC
3Eagle, IDPopulation: 19,95281A+DA+AB+AC
4Boise, IDPopulation: 208,33281A+B+C+AC+BC
5Lewiston, IDPopulation: 31,86280A+AC+B+CBC+
6Moscow, IDPopulation: 23,86679A+B+BAD+BD+
7Rexburg, IDPopulation: 25,40279A+AA+A+DBF
8Mountain Home, IDPopulation: 13,87979A+A+BBCC+C
9Dalton Gardens, IDPopulation: 2,14079ADA+B+BAD
10Hidden Spring, IDPopulation: 2,07778DDA+AAAC
11Rockford Bay, IDPopulation: 25178FAA+A+B+A+D
12Twin Falls, IDPopulation: 44,09777A+A+C+BCC+D+
13Post Falls, IDPopulation: 27,60977A+B+C+B+C+BD
14Idaho Falls, IDPopulation: 57,02177A+A+C+B+CC+F
15Preston, IDPopulation: 5,16277BA+AB+CC+F
16Pocatello, IDPopulation: 54,14577A+A+CB+CC+D
17Star, IDPopulation: 5,74577BBB+ABBC
18Cottonwood, IDPopulation: 93677CA+AACCD+
19Troy, IDPopulation: 76377D+ABABBD+
20Ketchum, IDPopulation: 2,72877A+FB+AC+A+F
21Kuna, IDPopulation: 15,19277BAC+B+C+C+C
22Ammon, IDPopulation: 13,57577AABABBF
23Kimberly, IDPopulation: 3,25777CA+A+BCCD+
24Genesee, IDPopulation: 99476DA+BABC+C+
25Emmett, IDPopulation: 6,55576A+A+ACDCC
26Hayden, IDPopulation: 13,25876AC+B+B+C+BD
27Robie Creek, IDPopulation: 97876FAA+A+B+BC
28Chubbuck, IDPopulation: 13,77376AA+CAC+BD
29Grangeville, IDPopulation: 3,15076AA+B+C+CCD+
30Caldwell, IDPopulation: 46,22976A+A+C+CCCC
31Hailey, IDPopulation: 7,90576AD+AABB+F
32Sandpoint, IDPopulation: 7,39776A+B+CB+CBD
33Rathdrum, IDPopulation: 6,84076B+AB+BC+C+D
34Tyhee, IDPopulation: 1,00076D+BA+B+BBD
35Garden City, IDPopulation: 11,09576A+ADBD+BC
36Fruitland, IDPopulation: 4,67875BAAC+CC+C
37Conkling Park, IDPopulation: 5975FAAA+BB+D
38Middleton, IDPopulation: 5,54275BA+BBCCC
39Nampa, IDPopulation: 81,66775B+A+BC+CCC
40Coeur d'Alene, IDPopulation: 44,42675A+B+DBCBD
41Orofino, IDPopulation: 3,10375C+A+BC+CCC+
42Shelley, IDPopulation: 4,38475BA+A+C+CCF
43Glenns Ferry, IDPopulation: 1,36775C+A+AC+D+CC
44Lincoln, IDPopulation: 3,05775CAAB+C+BF
45Filer, IDPopulation: 2,49075D+A+A+BCCD+
46Blackfoot, IDPopulation: 11,78174A+A+C+C+CCD
47Victor, IDPopulation: 2,08874B+CA+BBBF
48Deary, IDPopulation: 56574D+A+BAC+C+D+
49St. Charles, IDPopulation: 8974FAB+A+C+BF
50Buhl, IDPopulation: 4,12274B+A+B+CCD+D+
51Hagerman, IDPopulation: 80174CA+A+C+DCD
52American Falls, IDPopulation: 4,38274BA+ACCC+D
53Craigmont, IDPopulation: 52174DA+C+AC+D+C+
54Rigby, IDPopulation: 3,92174BA+B+BCC+F
55Burley, IDPopulation: 10,15774A+A+C+D+D+CD
56Challis, IDPopulation: 1,30474C+A+A+BDCF
57Salmon, IDPopulation: 3,11773AA+BBD+CF
58Riverside, IDPopulation: 79073FABABC+D
59Blanchard, IDPopulation: 22773FAB+AC+B+D
60Inkom, IDPopulation: 91373FA+BA+C+CD
61Gooding, IDPopulation: 3,53373BA+ACD+D+D
62Hayden Lake, IDPopulation: 55173FFA+A+BAD
63Ponderay, IDPopulation: 1,28773AAC+BDBD
64Plummer, IDPopulation: 1,02773DA+ABCCD
65Dover, IDPopulation: 69673FDA+ABB+D
66Juliaetta, IDPopulation: 66673FA+BB+CCC+
67Bellevue, IDPopulation: 2,01073C+CA+BCB+F
68Arco, IDPopulation: 1,15873C+A+ABD+DF
69Moreland, IDPopulation: 1,63873FA+ABBCD
70Kamiah, IDPopulation: 1,40073C+A+B+CD+CD+
71Payette, IDPopulation: 7,46273B+A+C+CD+CC
72Heyburn, IDPopulation: 3,07673C+A+ACCDD
73Wendell, IDPopulation: 2,75072BA+B+D+D+CD
74Potlatch, IDPopulation: 75472DA+C+ACCD+
75Ucon, IDPopulation: 1,56072FA+A+B+C+C+F
76Priest River, IDPopulation: 1,72172CA+AC+D+C+D
77Weiser, IDPopulation: 5,46972AA+BDD+D+C
78Driggs, IDPopulation: 2,19172C+B+A+BCBF
79Lapwai, IDPopulation: 1,21972FA+ABCCC+
80Grace, IDPopulation: 83272CA+C+B+C+CF
81Placerville, IDPopulation: 2872FABABCC
82Hansen, IDPopulation: 1,05572D+A+ACD+CD+
83St. Anthony, IDPopulation: 3,52772BA+ACCD+F
84Malad City, IDPopulation: 2,20872DA+ABCCF
85Garden Valley, IDPopulation: 35672FDA+A+D+AC
86Sugar City, IDPopulation: 1,27072FAA+BBBF
87Albion, IDPopulation: 30372FA+BAC+C+D
88McCall, IDPopulation: 2,93872A+CD+AC+BF
89Dayton, IDPopulation: 46072FABACBF
90Idaho City, IDPopulation: 53872D+A+BC+D+C+C
91Elk River, IDPopulation: 9872FABACBD+
92St. Maries, IDPopulation: 2,56872C+A+C+C+CCD
93Paul, IDPopulation: 1,10172DA+A+D+CCD
94Princeton, IDPopulation: 4672FACA+C+CD+
95Groveland, IDPopulation: 54972FABACBD
96Horseshoe Bend, IDPopulation: 1,05972DA+ACCFC
97Kootenai, IDPopulation: 81771CABCCC+D
98Declo, IDPopulation: 33271D+A+C+BC+CD
99Montpelier, IDPopulation: 2,58571BA+BBDD+F
100Bonners Ferry, IDPopulation: 2,62171B+A+CC+D+C+D
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