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Places With The Best Housing In Idaho 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score82
  • Eagle, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,711
69
  • Hailey, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,058
78
  • Meridian, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 88,247
  • I have known Meridian, ID since in was a mid-sized farming community. The tech and housing bubbles transformed it into one of the more desirable suburbs of Idaho's capital city, Boise. It is now a
65
  • Star, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,255
73
  • Hayden, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,916
75
  • Boise, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 218,677
  • I'll try to remain impartial on certain things, because I know different people want different things in a city. Boise by itself has around 218,000 people. But if you include the nearby towns/suburbs it
76
  • Moscow, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,855
69
  • Ammon, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,767
73
  • Garden City, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,423
71
  • Lewiston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,484
  • I love Idaho. Best state in the union. Lewiston is a nice place to live, but it has some serious drawbacks. The #1 problem with Lewiston has to be the roads. A lot of reviews talk about the smell from
73
  • Chubbuck, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,326
69
  • Post Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,157
72
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,842
  • ...But not permanent, at least for us. We moved up here in Winter 2013 officially not having rented at first to test "CDA" waters, bought a home but we want to relocate elsewhere further in East WA or
72
  • Sandpoint, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,698
68
  • Kuna, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,015
70
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,933
  • Although I grew up here I have lived in Salt Lake, Sacramento, and Elko. When I was growing up I had a sort of resentment for how quiet it is here and so did a lot of my friends. We all talked about
67
  • Rathdrum, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,357
70
  • Rexburg, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,114
71
  • Twin Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,623
  • why or how come hot water heaters are being priced so high ? $ 800.00 dollars to $1200.00 dollars to heat your water ! a must have and yet screwed to death for a steel tank! with insulation wrapped
66
  • Preston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,252
66
  • Middleton, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,416
62
  • Mountain Home, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,823
67
  • Pocatello, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,592
  • Having lived in Houston, Texas all my life I became so accustomed to the hustle and bustle of daily living that I had not given thought of their being a quieter way of life. The time came when I wanted
67
  • Blackfoot, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,878
62
  • Nampa, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,896
  • My twin sister has lived Nampa, Idaho, and I visit this city to do all of my shopping and other activities. It's located just twenty minutes west of Boise, Idaho, and has experienced tremendous growth in
65
  • Caldwell, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,288
  • I have lived on the outskirts of Caldwell, Idaho for several years in the past when I was in college attending Boise State University. Caldwell is part of the Boise metropolitan area and is a very nice
63
  • Payette, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
62
  • Jerome, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,140
67
  • Burley, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,382
68
  • Rupert, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,702
71
  • Weiser, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,350
66
  • Emmett, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,590
  • Town smells like rotten eggs and a bad nite of beans. Too many sexual registered predators, in town. Nothing to do. Fallout from the nuclear testing from Nevada in the 50-60's. Lot's of people

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Idaho. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Idaho to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Idaho as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Idaho, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.