Boise Ranked Eleventh Nationally Among Most Livable Cities in the US

Real Estate Agent with Spencer Group Realty

Boise is No. 11 in's inaugural list of the 100 Best Places to Live. The City of Trees scored well in the amenities, health care and education categories. It's total "LivScore" of 630 left it tied with Bellevue, Wash., and just behind Rockville, Md.

West Coast and Rocky Mountain cities dominated the list, which included only small- to mid-sized cities with populations between 25,000 and 350,000. partnered with the research team at Richard Florida's Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto to evaluate more than 1,700 cities throughout the country. says its methodology concentrated on factors that matter most to Americans. The eight areas of livability measured in the index are: amenities, demographics, economy, education, health care, housing, infrastructure and social and civic capital. For more on the methodology, click here.

The top 10:

1. Palo Alto, Calif.

2. Boulder, Colo.

3. Berkeley, Calif.

4. Durham, N.C.

5. Miami Beach, Fla.

6. Rochester, Minn.

7. Salt Lake City

8. Eugene, Ore.

9. Reno, Nev.

10. Rockville, Md.

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