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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
  • The quality of life here in Eagle is off the charts and I quite simply love living in Eagle. It's close to Boise, just a short trip on the highway away. Eagle is a great choice for raising a family and
72
  • Hailey, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,058
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  • 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
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  • Star, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,255
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
74
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Sandpoint, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,698
71
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Rathdrum, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,357
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  • 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
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  • 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
68
  • Preston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,252
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  • Middleton, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,416
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
66
  • Payette, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Rupert, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,702
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  • Weiser, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,350
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  • 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.