Livability Score

86
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (17) A+
Villa Coffeehouse
Coffee Shop
Great Harvest Bakery & Cafe
Coffee Shop
The Egyptian Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Chapolera Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
North Hi-Way Cafe
Coffee Shop
Jave Express
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
JB’s Soda Barn
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
SnOgo Snow Cones
Coffee Shop
Java Espress
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Jave Express
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Jave Express
Coffee Shop
Greenhouse Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Patty's Ultimate Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (20) A+
The Museum of Idaho
Museum
The Phoenix
Theatre Arts
Actors' Repertory Theater of Idaho
Theatre Arts
ARTitorium on Broadway
Theatre Arts
Museum of the Odd
Museum
Pugsslane Alley
Art Gallery
Centre Twin
Cinema
Willard Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Colonial Theatre
Theatre Arts
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho
Museum
Ravsten Stadium
Stadium
Bowl-Ero Lanes
Bowling Alley
Funland at the Zoo
Theme Park
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park
Zoo
Collectors Corner Museum
Museum
Melaleuca Field
Stadium
Skyline Bowling Lanes
Bowling Alley
East Idaho Aquarium
Aquarium
Paramount Triplex Theatre
Cinema
Motor Vu
Cinema
Regal Edwards Grand Teton
Cinema
Possibly Picasso
Theatre Arts
Splash Pad
Water Park
Food and Drink (78) A+
R & R Bar
Bar
That One Place Lounge
Bar
The Celt Pub & Grill
Bar
Heads & Tails Distillery
Bar
Samoa Club
Bar
Black Rock
Bar
Golden Crown Lounge
Bar
The House On Park Pub
Bar
The Tobacco and Brew Import Co.
Bar
Golden Crown Lounge
Bar
MarCellar's
Bar
Ford's Bar
Bar
The Sandwich Tree
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Blue Wave
Bar
Jamba Juice
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
The Caboose
Sweets
The Alibi Bar
Bar
TapNFill
Bar
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Fitness (8) F
Jazzercise
Gym
Apple Athletic Club
Gym
CrossFit AMROCK
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Razor's Edge Boxing Club
Gym
Campbell Gym
Gym
Bodifi
Gym
Gold's Gym
Gym
The Little Gym
Gym
Yoga London
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Groceries (19) A+
Lupita's
Bakery
City Bagels and Bakery
Bakery
Unstoppable Nutrition
Health Food
Carniceria Aguililla
Butcher
Union Market
Grocery Store
Love at First Bite
Bakery
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Bakery
Natural Grocers
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Great Harvest Bread Company
Bakery
Franz Bakery Outlet
Bakery
Tienda La Hidalguense
Grocery Store
Fred Meyer
Grocery Store
WinCo Foods
Grocery Store
Bakers Dozen
Bakery
Wealth Of Health Natural Market
Health Food
Elevate Bake Shop
Bakery
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Walmart Bakery
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
The Cocoa Bean
Bakery
Bread and Butter Bakery
Bakery
Kneaders Bakery and Cafe
Bakery
Parks (124) A+
Liberty Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Poitevin Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Kate Curley Park
Park
Civitan Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
South Capital Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Friendship Garden
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
20th Street Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Rollandet Park
Park
Idaho Falls Greenbelt
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Tautphaus Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (179) A+
Beverly Maryoung Book Store
Books
Beauty at Tiffany's
Hairdresser
Born Again Book Store
Books
Shaddow Domain
Gift Shop
Treasure's Formal Bridal and Tux
Clothing
Fisher's
Electronics
Dave's Bike Shop
Bicycle
WeeBee
Toys
Lyn's Ladies & Babies
Clothing
Leymaster Jewelry
Fashion
Ingram's Jewelers
Fashion
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
The Caramel Tree
Gift Shop
The Hair Co.
Hairdresser
Brian Young Salon
Hairdresser
The Handmade Idaho Shop
Gift Shop
Pandora's Baubles & Beads
Gift Shop
Bella and Capelli Salon
Hairdresser
Lemon Meringue
Gift Shop
The Urban Nook Salon
Beauty
Studio 17
Hairdresser
Aladdin's Floral
Florist
Idaho Falls Furniture Direct
Furniture
KJ's
Convenience Store
Diamond Salon
Beauty
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commute B

Of all people who commute, 2.7% take public transportation in Idaho Falls.
Public Transit Stops (10)
Stops & Stations
D-
TRPTA Chili's on Lindsey
Bus Stop
TRPTA Blue Walmart on Utah
Bus Stop
TRPTA Blue Saturn & Mountain View Ln
Bus Stop
TRPTA Green 890 Oxford - Clinic
Bus Stop
TRPTA Blue Albertsons
Bus Stop
TRPTA Blue Skyline & Casseopeia
Bus Stop
Transit Center
Bus Stop
TRPTA Green 12th & Westergard
Bus Stop
Idaho National Laboratory Park and Ride
Bus Station
12th and Hoopes
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.7%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Idaho Falls is 95/100 - which is 1% lower than Idaho.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime C+

Idaho Falls crime rates are 1,719 per 100k, which is 47% higher than Idaho
Property Crime
1,372 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
348 crimes per 100k
C
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employment B-

The median income in Idaho Falls is $56,590 - which is 15% higher than Idaho.
Med. Household Income
$56,590
D
Unemployment Rate
2.4%
A+
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (105)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Idaho Falls Fire Station #1
Fire Station
City Ambulance
Ambulance Station
Bonneville County Sheriff Annex
Police
Just 4 kiDDS Dentistry For Children
Dentist
Community Care
Clinic
Mike's Pharmacy and Compounding Center
Pharmacy
Dentures By Design
Dentist
Sensational Dentures
Dentist
Hillam Orthodontics
Dentist
Taylorview Dental
Dentist
Teton Foot & Ankle Center
Clinic
Gentle Dental
Dentist
Alligator Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist
Discover Family Dental
Dentist
Mongillo Orthodontics: Idaho Falls
Dentist
Broulim's Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Monarch Healthcare
Doctor
Fred Meyer Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Idaho Hand Institute
Doctor
Sterling Medical
Doctor
Teton Specialty Medical Center
Doctor
Bingham Memorial Family Medicine
Doctor
Blake Oral Surgery & Dental Implants
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Idaho Falls Fire Station 4
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing A+

Idaho Falls home prices are $179,600 - which is 7% higher than Idaho
Home Price
$179,600
B-
Home Appreciation Rate
20%
A+
Home Affordability
3.2x (home price to income ratio)
B+
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schools C+

The Idaho Falls graduation rate is 85% - which is equal to Idaho
School Test Scores
44%
F
High School Grad. Rates
85%
C
Elementary Schools (33) A+
Alturas International Academy
Holy Rosary Catholic School
Hawthorne Elementary School
Little Peoples Academy
Longfellow Elementary School
Temple View Elementary School
Dora Erickson Elementary School
Edgemont Gardens Elementary School
Linden Park Elementary School
Theresa Bunker Elementary School
Sunnyside Elementary School
A H Bush Elementary School
Ethel Boyes Elementary School
Hope Lutheran School
Fox Hollow Elementary School
3B Juvenile Detention Center
Westside Elementary School
Falls Valley Elementary School
Lighthouse Montessori School
White Pine Charter School
Snake River Montessori School
Watersprings School
Tiebreaker Elementary School
Hillview Elementary School
American Heritage Charter School
High Schools (14) D-
Emerson High School
Idaho Falls Senior High School
Career & Technical Education Center
Compass Academy
Skyline Senior High School
3B Juvenile Detention Center
Hillcrest High School
Watersprings School
American Heritage Charter School
Lincoln High School
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ratings C+

Idaho Falls has an overall rating of 65% from 33 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
C-
User Surveys (30)
From AreaVibes
A-
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Idaho Falls Area Facts

  • Idaho Falls has a Livability Score of 86/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Idaho Falls crime rates are 47% higher than the Idaho average
  • Cost of living in Idaho Falls is 1% lower than the Idaho average
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Idaho Falls Reviews

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can't wait to leave 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 14, 2019) 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 to beautiful natural attractions. ...Read More Read Less
I was born and raised here. 3.5 rating By aefirestar ( Nov 13, 2013) 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 moving to California or somewhere more interesting. After moving around looking f ...Read More or a place to call home I realized that Idaho Falls really is my home. Its just the right size, diverse and has the most beautiful wilderness. There is sooooo many interesting hiking and camping places. There is also a good variety of stores and restaurants. The falls are beautiful and downtown is a wonderful place to window shop. There is a large LDS presence, enough to be noticed by your children while growing up but most everyone is super accepting so its not really a problem. The crime rate is low and I always felt comfortable as a female taking walks alone at night. Either way I love it here and know that its the best place for me to raise my coming child. Even though I live in the country now not directly in town. (We call it the middle of absolutely nothing). So in summary its a great place if your not looking for a lot of action. Read Less
The Best Place To Live - Idaho Falls, ID 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 24, 2012) Idaho Falls, Idaho has some of the best scenic views you will ever see along with the most polite people to ever live around. I happen to be a resident of Idaho Falls and have experienced the beauty for myself over the years. I have lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho for more than 15 ye ...Read More ars. I moved from Memphis, TN to get away from the high crime and lifeless city. I then located to Idaho Falls. This city has been named as one of "the best places to live." I agree with the others on being my favorite place to live because there is so much fun available like checking out the Tautfaus Park Zoo. African Penguins are running about along with South American Birds, and there is plenty of food to eat in the Zoo's Kookaburro Kafe as well.

The Funland Amusement park has always excited me because it brings me back to being a child. I take my son there on occasions to ride those amazing rides. Whitewater rafting is exhilarating and is a sport I have accomplished also. There are specialized guides that help you down the Snake River near an area called Swan Valley. The sites are unbelievable and help take all your stress away.

I like to eat so I am very familiar with the best local restaurants. Snake Bite is one of those eating places, Papa Tom's Pizza, and my favorite which is the Olive Garden. It's the bread sticks and salad that gets me. Golfing is a sport to consider, and there are at least four golf courses to choose from that I go to. Most locals enjoy hanging out around something called the Greenbelt. It is like a special walkway around the Snake River. It will take you through bridges and exquisite pictures of water and greenery. I know there are people out there who like to party, and some of my spots are the Bliss nightclub along with the R&R bar. That is why I live in Idaho Falls now.

Idaho falls has an Information Center found on 505 Lindsay Boulevard with particular upcoming events including Forest service maps and the best camping destination spots. There are regulations on hunting and fishing so I always make sure I stay on top of that. I hope you see this wonderful city called Idaho Falls in Idaho one day and experience the beauty as I have been able to. Read Less
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The Best Place To Live - Idaho Falls, ID 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 24, 2012) Idaho Falls, Idaho has some of the best scenic views you will ever see along with the most polite people to ever live around. I happen to be a resident of Idaho Falls and have experienced the beauty for myself over the years. I have lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho for more than 15 ye ...Read More ars. I moved from Memphis, TN to get away from the high crime and lifeless city. I then located to Idaho Falls. This city has been named as one of "the best places to live." I agree with the others on being my favorite place to live because there is so much fun available like checking out the Tautfaus Park Zoo. African Penguins are running about along with South American Birds, and there is plenty of food to eat in the Zoo's Kookaburro Kafe as well.

The Funland Amusement park has always excited me because it brings me back to being a child. I take my son there on occasions to ride those amazing rides. Whitewater rafting is exhilarating and is a sport I have accomplished also. There are specialized guides that help you down the Snake River near an area called Swan Valley. The sites are unbelievable and help take all your stress away.

I like to eat so I am very familiar with the best local restaurants. Snake Bite is one of those eating places, Papa Tom's Pizza, and my favorite which is the Olive Garden. It's the bread sticks and salad that gets me. Golfing is a sport to consider, and there are at least four golf courses to choose from that I go to. Most locals enjoy hanging out around something called the Greenbelt. It is like a special walkway around the Snake River. It will take you through bridges and exquisite pictures of water and greenery. I know there are people out there who like to party, and some of my spots are the Bliss nightclub along with the R&R bar. That is why I live in Idaho Falls now.

Idaho falls has an Information Center found on 505 Lindsay Boulevard with particular upcoming events including Forest service maps and the best camping destination spots. There are regulations on hunting and fishing so I always make sure I stay on top of that. I hope you see this wonderful city called Idaho Falls in Idaho one day and experience the beauty as I have been able to. Read Less

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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Idaho Falls? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Liberty Park
Unknown Name
Poitevin Park
Unknown Name
Kate Curley Park
Civitan Plaza
Unknown Name
South Capital Park

Entertainment

The Museum of Idaho
The Phoenix
Actors' Repertory Theater of Idaho
ARTitorium on Broadway
Museum of the Odd
Pugsslane Alley
Centre Twin
Willard Arts Center

Food & Drink

R & R Bar
That One Place Lounge
The Celt Pub & Grill
Heads & Tails Distillery
Samoa Club
Black Rock
Golden Crown Lounge
The House On Park Pub

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Idaho Falls? Of all people who commute, 2.7% take public transportation in Idaho Falls.
Drive to Work
80%

3% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

2% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Idaho Falls a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Mountain View Hospital & Idaho Falls Community Hospital
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Pharmacies

Broulim's Pharmacy
Prescription Center Pharmacy
Fred Meyer Pharmacy
Walgreens
Mike's Pharmacy and Compounding Center

Doctors

Wind River Pain Management
Mountain Crest Foot & Ankle
Eastern Idaho Spinal/Neurological Surgery
Teton Specialty Medical Center
Bingham Memorial Family Medicine
Monarch Healthcare
Sterling Medical
Idaho Hand Institute

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