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Places With The Best Housing In Idaho 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score76
  • 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]
74
  • Rupert, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,702
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
77
  • Middleton, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,416
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]
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]
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]
72
  • Payette, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
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]
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]
72
  • Preston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,252
87
  • 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]
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
  • 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]
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]
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]
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]
73
  • Star, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,255
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]
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]
69
  • Weiser, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,350
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]
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]
75
  • Sandpoint, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,698
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]
66
  • Hailey, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,058

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.