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 for 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.