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10 Reasons Why Small Town Idaho Is Actually The Best Place To Grow Up

Idaho is one of those states where, outside of the Boise metro, you know that just about everyone you meet grew up in a small town with a population under 5,000. Or under 500. While outsiders might come in and look at our state’s large expanses of gentle countryside as wasted opportunity, we small-towners like it just the way it is. We also think that quiet, rural life isn’t just the best way to grow up – it’s the only way to grow up.

What are your favorite memories growing up in small town Idaho? Would you add anything else to this list?

For more nostalgia, here are 15 Ways To Know You Went to a Small Town High School in Idaho.

Jennifer
Super-rad musician, scholar, and cat enthusiast who digs Idaho sunsets and spontaneous nature walks. When not basking in Idaho's awesomeness for Only In Your State, you can find me lovingly concocting environmental goodness at TheBlueReview.org.