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2022 Best Places to Retire in Idaho

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  1. #1 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Salmon

    Town in Idaho,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Salmon is a beautiful small town located right in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. It has a ton of locally ran businesses and a lot of recreational activities for all ages..

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 3,135,

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  2. #2 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Weiser

    Town in Idaho,

    14 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Weiser is one of the most supportive communities I know. Whenever there is an event going on, the whole town hops in with open minds, hearts, and arms. I have never felt more uplifted in any other....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 5,358,

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  3. #3 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Sun Valley

    Town in Idaho,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says It is I would say one of the best places to live in Idaho except for affordability. The people in this town are some of the most friendly in the state, they have great free bus coverage and all year....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 1,581,

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  4. #4 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Garden City

    Suburb of Boise, ID,

    36 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Visitor says The greenbelt is awesome! You can ride for miles. There are restaurants with live music, wineries, parks..

    Read 36 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 11,873,

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  5. #5 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Ketchum

    Town in Idaho,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says Ketchum is an all around awesome place to visit or live in! I would say it is one of the best places to retire in the USA, with very low crime, free public bus system, and lots of places to get out....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 2,843,

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  6. #6 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Ponderay

    Town in Idaho,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says I enjoy ponderay the people are friendly and the bus system is free though a shaded bus stop would be nice. I do wish there was a park..

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 1,195,

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  7. #7 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Moreland

    Town in Idaho,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says I love that the area is very family friendly. The people that live there are so kind and accepting. The schools are smaller, which gives students an opportunity to participate in many different kinds....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 1,246,

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  8. #8 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Eagle

    Suburb of Boise, ID,

    58 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Eagle is a great family friendly town. It has a small town feel, but is just minutes away from Boise, where you can enjoy the amenities of a large city. Because Eagle is about 45 minutes from...Eagle is very safe and as a result kids are often walk to school, play outside, go to parks, etc., which is not always possible in larger cities. Affordability depends on your perspective. Eagle is one of the more expensive areas in the Boise area. Housing prices have also increased drastically in recent years. However, housing prices are....

    Read 58 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 28,145,

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  9. #9 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Bonners Ferry

    Town in Idaho,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I’ve lived her for 17 years (since I was born) and have never wanted to leave or move away. It’s very family friendly and open to all people. The town itself is very small so the community is very....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Population: 2,639,

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  10. #10 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Sandpoint

    Town in Idaho,

    47 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Sandpoint is a beautiful resort-like town. Everyone knows everyone and the views are spectacular! Our lake is one of kind, no matter which part you are near you’re sure to have amazing views! If....

    Read 47 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 8,692,

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  11. #11 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Hayden

    Suburb in Idaho,

    36 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I appreciate the fact that most people are generally courteous and considerate to their neighbors. There are charitable events and community events that bring everybody together. There’s a lake....

    Read 36 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 15,049,

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  12. #12 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Emmett

    Town in Idaho,

    40 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I was born and raised in Idaho, I’ve lived in many small Idaho towns. Emmett by far has been my favorite small town to live and raise my children in. The people are great, there’s a lot of outdoor....

    Read 40 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 6,942,

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  13. #13 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Lewiston

    Town in Idaho,

    62 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It has good financial opportunities. It is perfect for conservatives if you want to live in the northern United States without living in the South. However, it's not good for progressives, radicals,....

    Read 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 32,853,

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  14. #14 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Kellogg

    Town in Idaho,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Kellogg is a good place to live, theres a few places to eat and smaller shops. It is an outdoorsy town with lots of mountains and trees, great places to hike and the mountain attracts all sorts of....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 2,221,

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  15. #15 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Orofino

    Town in Idaho,

    16 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It’s a great town. Almost everyone knows everyone. Everyone is friendly. Although there is a great variety of churches, religion does not overpower the community. Our town mayor is very involved in....

    Read 16 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 3,109,

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  16. #16 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Meridian

    Suburb of Boise, ID,

    393 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love Meridian, I've lived here since I was two and I have nothing but good things to say about it. Everything I need is under 10 minutes away, the traffic isn't bad too depending on where about in....

    Read 393 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 107,787,

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  17. #17 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Star

    Town in Idaho,

    40 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love Star! It is such a cute community with kind people everywhere! It is a fairly quiet little town. However, it is not far from the action of Boise!.

    Read 40 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 9,819,

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  18. #18 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Coeur d'Alene

    Town in Idaho,

    256 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My husband and I had our house built in Coeur d’Alene 3 years ago, but had been visiting for 6 years prior. We came from living our life in the Bay Area of Northern California. Prices have....

    Read 256 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 51,491,

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  19. #19 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Buhl

    Town in Idaho,

    25 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Nice small town, has several shops that are a short walk from where most residents live. Housing is affordable. Only downside is the distance from Twin Falls where most of Buhl’s residents are....

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 4,462,

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  20. #20 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Middleton

    Suburb of Boise, ID,

    30 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Middleton is a beautiful small town outside of Boise. It is a family friendly neighborhood with some of the best schools in the district. A peaceful small town perfect for families. There are a few....

    Read 30 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 8,005,

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  21. #21 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Chubbuck

    73 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've grown up here and it's been awesome, there are many times I've seen this community come together when it's needed and I'm so thankful I have been a part of it. The city often puts cool things....

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 15,301,

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  22. #22 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Dalton Gardens

    Suburb in Idaho,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Dalton Gardens is a beautiful place. I love how large the properties are. I also love how green it is. The parks are nice and there are trees everywhere. This area is pretty well maintained. I do....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 2,773,

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  23. #23 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Twin Falls

    Town in Idaho,

    109 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived here for many years and love the feel of good old home town community love and support. Love the ability to have kids obtain experiences in the outdoors. The in town city life with just....

    Read 109 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 49,819,

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  24. #24 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Fruitland

    Town in Idaho,

    10 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Fruitland Idaho all my life. It is a great small town with a close sense of community. Growing up in a small town means that everybody knows each other. I am grateful to have grown up....

    Read 10 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 5,390,

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  25. #25 Best Places to Retire in Idaho.

    Boise

    City in Idaho,

    543 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I’m a commuting student who moved to Boise and I love it! Beautiful all around seasons with lots of trees, activities, and such. You can easily access the mountains and the green belt is super dope.....

    Read 543 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 228,057,

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