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Best Places To Live In Idaho 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Ammon, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,767
  • Ammon is definitely the best place to live. During my time there, I have felt absolutely safe. The town is closely related and a clean and very highly regarded community. It is also an excellent place to…[read more]
87
  • Hayden, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,916
  • There are few places as enthroned with natural beauty as Hayden, Idado. Located on the shores of Hayden Lake beneath the spires of the Couer d'Alene Mountains, this idyllic town charms anyone who visits.…[read more]
84
  • Eagle, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,711
  • I wouldn't recommend going to the Eagle post office. They have three people working at the counter at all times which is great but they talk among themselves and can get cranky if you interrupt their…[read more]
83
  • Post Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,157
  • When I first moved to a post Falls there were three things I wanted. The first a local that was thriving with natural wonders, outside your usual touristy designation. Second, I wanted to live in a place…[read more]
81
  • Boise, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 218,677
  • Born here, left at the age of 5 with my family and moved back when I was around 27. In all honesty, the biggest cons of Boise are the huge influx of people recently that the city and its economy weren't…[read more]
81
  • Meridian, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 88,247
  • Living here is fast becoming miserable, the invasion of out of staters (#1 California) is just sad. The numbers are wrong on this sight houses are $225,000+ for an average run down area! Schools are…[read more]
81
  • Moscow, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,855
  • Living in Moscow, ID has been a blessing for me. The crime in this area is extremely low and there is much opportunity to have fun and to get errands done in a substantial amount of time. However, the…[read more]
79
  • Burley, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,382
  • Burley, Idaho's bad points? The schools need some improvement. Burley, Idaho's good points? Everything else. I have been living in Burley for 14 years now and I'd be hard-pressed to find any place else I…[read more]
79
  • Garden City, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,423
  • I experienced enrichment while living in Garden City Idaho. The city is in Ada County. Garden City is included in the Boise City-Nampa Idaho Metropolitan area. The town has some of the top schools in the…[read more]
79
  • Lewiston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,484
  • We spent some time in Lewiston just recently and absolutely loved it! I've done work in the area for a while and always wanted to visit because I'd heard so much about how close it was to…[read more]
79
  • Rathdrum, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,357
79
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,933
  • Unless you are drinking the mormon kool-aid or you have a tremendous alcohol and/or meth problem you will hate this city. Food is atrocious. Safe haven for racists. It gains half a star for its proximity…[read more]
77
  • Chubbuck, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,326
  • I like living in a small town that is not that active. It gives me the peace and quiet I have always craved. We have a little mall with a few shops but not the best shopping option so I usually find…[read more]
77
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,842
  • I have been a resident of CDA for over 30 years and watched this city slowly decline into a shell of it's former self. Watching CDA go from a beautiful slow paced town to an overpopulated, overpriced,…[read more]
77
  • Middleton, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,416
76
  • Blackfoot, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,878
  • I've been living in Blackfoot Idaho for three years and have enjoyed the small town culture and the unique opportunities to connect with friendly neighbors and different folks. There is not a lot of…[read more]
75
  • Jerome, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,140
  • Living in Jerome, ID is one of my best experiences in life. The city is full of life and opens a lot of opportunities to anyone living within its boundaries. I particularly enjoyed my weekends, when I…[read more]
75
  • Kuna, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,015
  • Living in one of the best cities in Idaho is a major plus for me. The crime rates are very low here and I never have to worry about being in danger walking at night. The weather is great and most people…[read more]
75
  • Sandpoint, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,698
74
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • Rupert, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,702
74
  • Rexburg, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,114
  • I absolutely love the calmness of Rexburg Idaho. There are about 25,000 people in this town and they are all lovely and friendly. With many outdoor activities and monumental parks to visit, Rexburg takes…[read more]
73
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • Mountain Home, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,823
  • Mountain Home, Idaho is a great little town. I like that this city is a bit smaller but the residents here enjoy all of the local amenities. Mountain Home, Idaho is simply a quick 20 minute drive from…[read more]
73
  • Star, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,255
72
  • Preston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,252
72
  • Payette, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
70
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • Weiser, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,350
68
  • Nampa, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,896
  • Look no further than Nampa, Idaho. We also have high crime rates, gang activity, lots of pot holes, and traffic. if you are happy here it is because you are smoking…[read more]
67
  • 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…[read more]
66
  • Hailey, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,058

Idaho: Proud to Call it Home

Idaho is a charming addition to the Pacific Northwest that many people are proud to call home. More than 1.5 million residents have chosen to build their lives in Idaho due in large part to all of the wonderful things the state has to offer. From its thriving industries to its sprawling rural areas, the diversity of Idaho provides something special for everyone.

The states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah share borders with Idaho. Directly to the north of the state lies the vast Canadian province of British Columbia. Boise, Idaho’s capital city, is situated in the southwest portion of the state and features a thriving downtown area along with family-friendly suburban communities. Other cities that are considered to be among the best places in Idaho include Moscow, Lewiston, and Coeur d’Alene.

Anyone who chooses to move to Idaho can find plenty of houses, apartments, and condominiums throughout the state that are perfect for all lifestyles. The average home costs and rental rates are below the national average in most parts of Idaho, which is ideal for anyone who wants to save some money. Health care, transportation, and food costs are also mostly below the national average. With all the money that is saved, there will be extra cash to enjoy some of the best entertainment that the state has to offer.

Much of Idaho enjoys a diverse climate throughout the year. The western part of the state generally experiences mild winters with some snowfall and summers that are warm and pleasant. Winters are usually drier in the east with most of the rainfall occurring in the summer. The southeast portion of Idaho is an area that is known for its cold and snowy winters and hot and dry summers.

In addition to being a great place to live, Idaho features many attractions and notable landmarks that provide great entertainment for locals and visitors alike. Boise is home to cultural institutions such as the Idaho State Historical Museum and Boise Art Museum. Some of the best nature spots around the state include the Snake River Plain, the Palouse region, and Redfish Lake. Idaho also features numerous national and state parks including part of Yellowstone Park. History buffs can explore sections of the Oregon Trail along with landmarks like Pierce Courthouse and the Old Idaho Penitentiary. Silverwood Theme Park in Athol features waterslides, rollercoasters, and other thrill rides that offer fun for everyone in the summer and fall.

AreaVibes makes it easy to find the best places to live in Idaho. With features like population and cost of living data that is frequently updated so that everyone has access to the most current information, search queries can be customized to include livability data such as the education, crime, and employment rates within a particular city in Idaho. AreaVibes takes much of the guesswork out of moving to a new area and provides users with an additional sense of assurance.