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Report: Boise No. 2 on list of best state capitals to live in

The Boise Greenbelt is one of the top amenities in the city. File photo.

When it comes to “best of” lists, Boise has a pretty stellar track record.

Now there’s another top 10 finish for the City of Trees, this one from WalletHub, a credit reporting and financial advising website, which says Boise is the nation’s second-best capital city to live in.

Hint: This Lone Star State city is numero uno. 

WalletHub compared all 50 state capitals across 54 key metrics to identify the most livable seats of state government. They considered a variety of factors, including cost of living, affordability, unemployment, economic well-being and number of attractions.

“State capitals aren’t just for lawmaking,” WalletHub wrote. “Often, they’re thriving cities with a lot of economic and cultural value. But not all state capitals are created equal.”

Austin, Texas, topped the list, followed by Boise; Raleigh, North Carolina; Madison, Wisconsin; and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was dead last in the rankings.

This is how Boise ranked across four categories:

Affordability – 15

Economic Well-Being – 6

Quality of Education & Health – 3

Quality of Life – 8

See the complete list at WalletHub.

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