Best Places to Live

Boise, ID

Population: 214,196
LIV
SCORE
607
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The capital of Idaho, Boise always makes our Best Places list for many reasons.

Perhaps best known as home to Boise State University, the city caters to its youthful population with many restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Boise ranks high in healthcare with St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and St. Luke’s Health Systems easily accessible to residents.

A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, recreation opportunities are plentiful for camping, hiking and mountain biking. Boise is also a hub for music and theater and has a growing high-tech industry.

Find out more about what makes Boise a Best Place to Live.

Boise, ID Ranking Data

Civic
73
Demographics
42
Economy
52
Education
76
Health
62
Housing
56
Infrastructure
54