Boise Named #1 Best City to Live

And We're Just Getting Started just named Boise the #1 city to live in for 2019 -- but we as a city are just getting started. Making Boise the most livable city in the country isn't just a mantra; it's a constant reminder and a vision we will always work toward, regardless of national rankings.

"We are so excited to be named #1 on's list," said Mayor Dave Bieter, "It shows the work we have done over the last few years has made progress: from our compost program, to open space, and initiatives like Boise's Energy Future and Our Path Home, we continue our work every day to ensure that our city is welcoming to all and enhances livability for its residents."

Boise has appeared on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live ranking every year since the list’s inception, but this is the city’s first — and well-deserved — appearance in the #1 spot.

As we continue our work to hold this top spot, here are just a few of the achievements we have made over the years.

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