Remember the last time Idaho towns were ranked according to what they're like to retire in? In that one, Burley was #1. A new list has been released and Burley isn't even in the top 10 now. But, 3 Magic Valley towns are and one of them is now #1. What would be your guess?

Twin Falls also made the list for safety. Whoever made this list hasn't been on Blue Lakes or our bridge lately.

Homesnacks did a brand new breakdown of Idaho retirement towns based on this criteria:

  • Low cost of living
  • Low crime
  • Things to do (As measured by population density)
  • Nice weather
  • Distance to the closest international airport

The results (to me) were shocking. Twin Falls came in at #10. Jerome is at #2. And, the number 1 place to retire in Idaho is (awkward pause)...Rupert.

According to the number crunching, Rupert made the jump to the top based on cost of living and safety.

I would make some wise guy comment about the safety in Jerome, but I'm afraid that someone would hurt me.

Twin Falls also made the list for safety. Whoever made this list hasn't been on Blue Lakes or our bridge lately.