As we wrap up 2022, here’s a glimpse at which places in Idaho were among the best suburbs in the state.
When Niche.com puts together its rankings of cities, towns, suburbs and schools, they comb through a lot of data to give the places that appear on its list a letter grade. We’re talking about everything from FBI crime statistics and CDC data about premature deaths to the Bureau of Labor Statistics grocery and gas price index and the Census Bureau’s home value-to-income ratio. They also factor in the responses Niche users who actually live in these places report through the website’s survey.
Each place receives an “overall Niche grade” and a letter grade in the following categories: public schools, housing, good for families, jobs, cost of living, outdoor activities, crime & safety, nightlife, diversity, weather, health & fitness and commute times.
After all the numbers were crunched, these were named Idaho’s best suburbs in 2022.