Best Places to Live

Boise, ID

Population: 234,844
Courtesy of Sockeye Grill & Brewery

The capital of Idaho is Boise, located on the Boise River in the southwestern portion of the state. The city is a regional hub for jazz and theater, plus nearly a dozen breweries are in existence. Some of the top microbrew choices are Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, Payette Brewing Co. and Sockeye Grill & Brewery, home to selections like Dagger Falls IPA and Woolybugger Wheat.