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#74. Idaho Falls, ID

Idaho Falls is a friendly, family-oriented city in southeastern Idaho with a population of 61,000 residents. Life is good in Idaho Falls, where jobs in energy, technology and healthcare abound. In your free time from work, you’ll be able to head outdoors and explore — fishing, hiking, birdwatching, cycling, running and golf are popular here, just to name a few. Plus, since the cost of living is low, you’ll be able to afford the quality of life you’ve always wanted in Idaho Falls. The city is experiencing strong job growth and its economy is stable, making it the perfect place to put down roots.

Top Industries and Employers: Idaho National Laboratory, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and wellness company Melaleuca Inc. are some of the region’s largest employers.

Best Coffee Shop: Chapolera Coffee, which roasts and serves single-origin Colombian coffee.

Best Local Beer/Brewery: Snow Eagle Brewing and Grill, because how often do you see sushi on a brewery menu? They also make a mean burger and other American fare.

Must-Have Meal: Any of the quinoa salads from Arugula Deli, a local gem that’s off the beaten path and also makes amazing sandwiches.

Best Meetup Spot (When Meeting Up Is a Thing Again): Tap-N-Fill, which has 40 taps pouring craft beer, cider, mead, kombucha and wine.

Creative Hub: You’ll find everything arts-related in Idaho Falls connected to the Idaho Falls Arts Council, which puts on an impressive lineup of musicals, concerts, art exhibits, dance performances and more.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Spend the day as a family at ARTitorium on Broadway making movies in front of the green screen, creating sculptures with found objects and exploring works of art via the virtual gallery.

Free Way to Have Fun: Walk, run or bike along the Snake River Greenbelt, which stretches 5 miles along both sides of the Snake River.

Local Dream Job: Fly fishing guide, so you can get paid to spend your days on the water.

Read More: 
Why Idaho Falls, ID is a Great Place to Live 
Idaho Falls is a Great City for Up and Coming Artists 
5 Gorgeous Mountain Towns You Can Actually Afford

– Sarah Kuta

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