There are lists which don't really matter and there are lists from prestigious websites that only do rankings like this once a year. This Idaho city just received a very prestigious honor from a website that matters.

Situated at the intersection of where desert meets mountains, the city of Boise’s cultural amenities are just as impressive as its natural surroundings.

Every year, Livability.com ranks the top 100 cities in America. They compile data from schools, community health organizations, real estate, entertainment and numerous other sources of information. Then, they crunch the numbers and declare the top 100 cities to live in in America.

Congrats, Boise. You came in at #27. Here's what Livability had to say about Boise.

Situated at the intersection of where desert meets mountains, the city of Boise’s cultural amenities are just as impressive as its natural surroundings. The Boise River flows through the city, past theaters, museums, great breweries and Boise State University.

To give you an idea how hard it is to make this list, Salt Lake City came in at #55. No other Idaho towns made the top 100.