One cannot describe the effect that our great state has on the general public. Folks from all over the country and the world travel to the Gem State, seeking excitement, adventure, and unforgettable experiences. Newcomers to Boise always brag about how you can golf in the morning and ski at night during the winter season.

Is there an official or unofficial visitor's guide to the places to live in the Gem State? Some folks who love living near Hell's Canyon might now appreciate the inner beauty of Coeur d'Alene. Some Idahoans love the idea of living in Idaho's most populated area with cities such as Boise, Meridian, and Nampa.

While others like the idea of living closer to the Wyoming border. These Idahoans love the concept of great skiing, incredible outdoor scenery, and lots of open spaces. Idaho offers so many opportunities to live in a dream location. Lakes? Yes, we have them. Hills and trails? Yes, Idaho cities have a ton of hiking courses, from hiking to mountain biking.

Idaho is filled with many beautiful small towns that allow a natural downtown feel. Like the movie Cheers, these towns and shops are genuine places where everyone knows your name. Folks spend hours, days, months, and sometimes years trying to figure out their perfect Idahome.

Thankfully, we've researched for you, compiling a list of great Idaho places to live, thanks to Stacker and Niche. Several factors we listed above are listed within the list to determine Idaho's top 25 places to live in the Gem State.

LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in Idaho

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Idaho using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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