Meridian, Idaho is ranked the best place to live in the state. It has plenty of local amenities, low crime rate, and a low cost of living. While the overall livability score for the United States is 72, it is 70 for Idaho and 84 for the city of Meridian. The lowest score was for the weather, which is an average of 73 in the summertime. If you don't like it scorching hot, this is an A for you. With a livability score of 82, Eagle ranks next on the list. While the cost of living is higher than the rest of Idaho, it offers top schools, great employment opportunities, and the lowest crime rate throughout the state. Next is Boise. While many major cities tend to be avoided, you don't need to do that in Idaho. The cost of living is low, the education is high, and it offers excellent housing. While the crime rate is a bit higher than in smaller towns, that can always be expected in the big cities. Boise has an overall livability of 81.
There are many fantastic employers for any field in Idaho. Micron Technology is the largest company with nearly 10,000 employers. Saint Luke's Regional Medical Center is one of the best places to work if you're in the medical field. They offer fantastic benefits and have more than 4,000 employees. Other great businesses include Hewlett-Packard, Albertsons, and Boise State University.