Best Places to Live in Idaho

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What you need to know about Idaho

A mountainous state with many lakes, rivers and 25 state parks, Idaho is an outdoor recreation wonderland. The Gem State is ranked high for being very welcoming to small business, while large industry sectors experiencing major success include energy, science and technology. Best places to live in Idaho are Boise, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Coeur d’Alene. Top university choices are Boise State, Idaho State and the University of Idaho.

Population

1,599,464
Up by 7%
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New Buildings at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls, ID Welcomes New Developments
Mixed-use and retail projects add to quality of life
Ryan Dale of the Idaho Falls Chukars hits a ball during a game.
Greater Idaho Falls, ID Sports and Recreation
Opportunities for fun and exercise are abundant
Children paint outside at a Art Council Events. Youth Jam
Greater Idaho Falls Arts and Culture Overview
City boasts a bevy of arts and cultural experiences for both kids and adults
A man with his hands in a lab station withdraws liquid from a test tube.
Idaho Falls, ID Business Overview
Diverse sectors include health, steel, ag and the INL
A zookeeper lets a mother and her son get close to a penguin at the Idaho Falls Zoo.
Greater Idaho Falls, ID Education Overview
All academic entities deserve high marks

Housing

Homes Owned 69%
69% Complete
Homes Rented 31%
31% Complete

Median Home Price

$160,500
Higher than the national average
Outside the Idaho National Laboratory, a square building.
Top Employers in Idaho Falls, ID
Diverse economy includes energy, medicine and food

A girl rides a bike around a curve on the sidewalk near a blue/gray home in Idaho Falls.
Best Neighborhoods in Greater Idaho Falls, ID
Home prices range from $160,000 to $1 million

Featured Cities

Seared pepper crusted sirloin with local garlic scapes gremolata.
Greater Idaho Falls, ID Local Dining Scene
Top eateries are plentiful in all four sections of the city
A teacher talks with students at Compass Academy.
New Tech School Helps Transform Education in Idaho Falls
Compass Academy gives students the skills they need to compete in a future global marketplace
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Hospitals and Health Care in Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Falls is served by a pair of well-respected hospitals, each with its own strengths and specialties

Median Household Income

$47,334
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 25%
25% Complete
Graduated High School 89%
89% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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Idaho Falls, ID Welcomes New Developments
Mixed-use and retail projects add to quality of life

Greater Idaho Falls, ID Sports and Recreation
Opportunities for fun and exercise are abundant

Greater Idaho Falls Arts and Culture Overview
City boasts a bevy of arts and cultural experiences for both kids and adults

Idaho Falls, ID Business Overview
Diverse sectors include health, steel, ag and the INL

Greater Idaho Falls, ID Education Overview
All academic entities deserve high marks

Top Employers in Idaho Falls, ID
Diverse economy includes energy, medicine and food

Best Neighborhoods in Greater Idaho Falls, ID
Home prices range from $160,000 to $1 million

Greater Idaho Falls, ID Local Dining Scene
Top eateries are plentiful in all four sections of the city

New Tech School Helps Transform Education in Idaho Falls
Compass Academy gives students the skills they need to compete in a future global marketplace

Hospitals and Health Care in Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Falls is served by a pair of well-respected hospitals, each with its own strengths and specialties

Residential Real Estate in Greater Idaho Falls, ID
Real estate makes Idaho Falls attractive to newcomers and residents

The Five Best Neighborhoods in Boise, ID
Each community offers something different

Idaho Falls, Ammon Partner for Progress
Two cities work together to build a better future for both

Eastern Idaho Regional Assists Patients in Three States
Services include ER, cardiology, NICU, cancer care and much more

REDI Promotes Eastern Idaho Workforce and Quality of Life
Economic development agencies combine forces to promote region

Why Boise, Idaho Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Boise is a natural wonder, yet full of man-made amenities, too

Idaho Falls Civic Organizations Help Build a Stronger Community
From literacy to hospice, groups offer a range of services that strengthen the city

The Best Day Trips from Pocatello, ID
These outdoor adventures are only a short drive away when you want a backyard getaway.

Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello, ID
Pocatello-Chubbuck residents enjoy outdoor recreation, live shows at the new Portneuf Wellness Complex

Top Family-friendly Activities in Southern Idaho
Southern Idaho welcomes families with a host of activities all ages can enjoy

Top Family-friendly Activities in Southern Idaho
Southern Idaho welcomes families with a host of activities all ages can enjoy

Top Family-friendly Activities in Southern Idaho
Southern Idaho welcomes families with a host of activities all ages can enjoy