Many of us sit behind our computers and phones every day, scrolling through social media. Some of us message people, some respond to people's posts, and we try to be as social as we can, without ever actually meeting up with anyone. The older we get, the tougher it is to find a community to be a part of and to find people to be social with. Nobody seems to want to go out and many like to avoid interaction with others. Certain communities have community spirit and enjoy getting out and meeting up with new people, and for those looking to be social and make new friends, either as married couples or as single people, you might be living in the wrong place. Certain towns in Idaho are great for social events and community events, and here are the best ones in the state for those looking to get out and have fun and meet others.

Best Cities in Idaho For Community Spirit

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Making friends can be tough, but when there are community meetup groups and events, it can make things a little bit easier. Some towns and cities have more of these than others, and those places make it easier to get out, meet new people, and also have some fun. According to a recent study by, Meridian is the best town in Idaho for community spirit. The study takes into consideration the number of opportunities and meet up with folks, which means better community spirit. Boise was the second-best city in Idaho, with Nampa being three, Idaho Falls being four, and Caldwell rounding out the top five. While not on the list, Twin Falls I would say does a great job of having community spirit, as there are many events throughout the year. 

The Best Community Spirit Cities in the Country

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It may be surprising to some to not see Boise as number one on the list for Idaho. When it comes to around the country, I am sure certain cities stick out, but like the Idaho list, are there surprises? The number one community spirit city is Seattle, with Boston being second and Portland being third. This is surprising as many would have thought places like Miami, San Diego, and other cities where getting out more is common. With the weather in Seattle and Portland not being the best, it would be assumed that many would stay inside and dry, but according to the study, that is not the case. To check out the best cities in the country and around the world to get out, have fun, and meet people, make sure to click the link in the paragraph above. 

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The next time you are feeling lonely, bored, or needing to find a new group of friends, perhaps spend some time in one of the five towns above, or look around for some fun community events to attend in the Magic Valley. There are always tons of events happening, and despite not having as many people as the towns above, that doesn't mean you can't have fun and make a few new friends right here.

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