Idaho September 06, 2017
15 Reasons Living In Idaho Is The Best – And Everyone Should Move Here
Let’s face it. Idaho is growing. The population has steadily been increasing over the years, especially in the more urban areas of the state. In response to this, most Idahoans jest that people should stop moving to Idaho out of fear that our great state will somehow change with the influx of people. The truth is, though, that people are moving to Idaho because they like it how it is. And how could they not? It’s the best place in the world. Here are 15 reasons why:
1. It's incredibly affordable.
The cost of living is quite low in Idaho, especially in comparison to other places in the Pacific Northwest region! Some things money just can't buy.
2. Idaho has four distinct seasons.
The seasons are incredible in Idaho. They are usually quite mild, and you get four different seasons rather than just "Hot" or "Cold".
3. Idaho is safe.
Idaho has one of the lowest crime rates in the entire country.
4. Boise is the capital.
Boise is the perfect combination of small town vibes and the busy-ness of a big city. What's not to love? Boise has even made several national "Top Ten" lists such as "Best Travel-Worthy State Capitals" by USA Today in 2016.
5. There's pretty much no traffic. Ever.
Okay, sometimes there is a
little bit of traffic, but we're talking around 30-40 minutes for a commute during "rush hour". That's nothing compared to some places!
6. It's an outdoor lover's paradise.
You'll never run out of things to do. Whether you're into skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking...if it's an outdoor activity, you can do it here in Idaho.
7. The vast wilderness areas that are right in your backyard.
There aren't many places besides Idaho where wilderness areas are just a short drive away! We've got the Sawtooths, Frank Church Wilderness Area, Boise National Forest...the list goes on and on.
8. So. Much. Craft. Beer.
A local brewery is just a stone's throw away in Idaho. Seriously.
8. And local wine!
We have probably just as much wineries, too!
9. Good agriculture means good food.
Agriculture is big here. And that means fresh meat and produce probably only had to travel a few hours to get to your table!
10. Road trip, anybody?
With so many places to see and so many scenic highways at your disposal, a weekend road trip around Idaho's most beloved attractions is always an option!
11. Idahoans are ridiculously friendly.
We might joke that you shouldn't move here, but truthfully Idahoans are the nicest people in America. It's not uncommon to make eye contact with a stranger and receive a smile and a friendly "Hello!" in exchange.
12. It's secluded.
Living in Idaho, you're guaranteed a certain amount of elbow room all to yourself. The Gem State may be physically big, but there really aren't that many people here.
13. Idaho loves art.
In Idaho, there are many ways to get your entertainment and art fix no matter where you are. Spend a week at Boise's Treefort Music Festival, catch some movies at Sun Valley's Film Festival, see a world class play at Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the possibilities are endless!
14. The best reason of all? It's the most beautiful place in the world.
What do you think? What do you think makes Idaho such a great place to live?
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