Twin Falls Idaho is where I live and raise my family. It is one of the nicest places to live in America (as ranked by me). Actually we are one of the fastest growing small towns in America, and for good reason. With only 40,000 residents within city limits Twin, as we call it in Idaho, still maintains a small town flavor. But many who come here feel that our town lives much bigger.
For one thing, we have the highest retail expenditures in all of Idaho. That means that people from all over Southern Idaho and parts of Northern Nevada come here to buy things. Our Costco gets frequented by folks from middel NV, and that is saying something. I just read that our main road in town is the second most driven stretch of pavement in Idaho.
We only have a community college, but it is one of the top ranked in the US-check it out. Also 7 universites have extension programs here so a student can get a bachelors or masters degree without ever leaving town. Our hospital is part of the statewide St. Lukes system, also nationally ranked. One of our many museums holds the largest observatory in the Northwest US. The lists goes on and on.
Yellowstone is a 4.5 hour drive and Grand Tetons is about a 4 hour drive. Bear Lake, "the Caribbean of the Rockies" is a 3 hour drive. Some of the best skiing in the US can be found in Sun Valley which is a whole 75 miles away. For a taste of the big city, Boise is 120 miles and Salt Lake City is just 180 miles.
Our unemployment is one of the lowest in the country and we have so many new businesses moving into the area that our homebulders cannot keep up with demand. Our home prices and cost of living are still quite low compared to our average salary. Take a look for yourself: www.twinfallschamber.com.