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.