Best Places to Retire in Idaho

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State Overview

Get over the stereotype: Idaho has a lot more to offer than just potatoes! The state has a diverse geography, with a wide range of climates to match. Nature lovers will certainly find themselves at home as well. Take the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area for example: at over 2.3 million acres, it is one of the largest areas of protected wilderness in the country. In other parts of the state, visitors can take a boat ride down the Snake River, or enjoy the natural beauty of Mesa Falls. Generally speaking, the state has a lower cost of living than the national average, allowing newly relocated retirees to stretch their dollars a bit more. Transportation and major airports can be a challenge in certain parts of the state, but some find the tradeoff of a more relaxed lifestyle to be well worth it. Check out some of the best places to retire in Idaho below to find out more!

State Facts

Demographics

Median Age:

34.6

Percent of people 65+:

14.7%

Median Household Income:

$ 47,334

Unemployment Rate:

3.7%

Geography

Region:

West

Capital:

Boise

Largest City:

Boise

Largest City:

Nampa

Fun Facts

Nick Name:

Gem State

State Mammal:

Appaloosa horse

State Food:

Potato

State Song:

"Here We Have Idaho"