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Idaho Falls, ID

Idaho Falls, ID

It’s time to get moving to Idaho Falls!

Situated in Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls is a great place to call home in the mountainous state of Idaho. The city boasts a highly educated workforce, a low cost of living, and high quality jobs. The city also boasts in its location – it’s near some of the world’s top recreation spots including Yellowstone and other national forests and parks. Keep reading to find out why you should move to Idaho Falls today!

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Why you should get moving to Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls was named one of the best places to live in the United States in 2010 by CNN Money. It was also ranked as one of the best places to raise kids by Business Week. As the third largest metro area in the state (about 136,000 people) and the largest city in Eastern Idaho (about 50,000 people), you’ll love the smaller town feel Idaho Falls offers to its residents. Here are even more reasons why making the move to Idaho Falls is a great idea.

The job market. Because Idaho Falls serves as the central hub for all health care, business, and travel in eastern Idaho, there are plenty of jobs in the city. In fact, the city has an unemployment rate of 6.1%, lower than the state average of 6.8%. Forbes even named Idaho Falls as one of the best places for business and careers. The top industries in Idaho Falls agriculture, mining, tourism, retail trade, health services, renewable energy, and recreation technology.

Affordability. Besides a growing job market, Idaho Falls is an affordable place to call home. The cost for housing, utilities, health care, transportation, and groceries is the lowest of the 11 western states. The average single family home value for Idaho Falls is around $177,447. Compare that to Boise at $234,904 or Ketchum/Sun Valley at $346,429!

Low crime rate. Idaho’s crime rate is the lowest in the Western United States. In fact, the rate of serious crime in the state is 30% less than the national average.

Outdoor recreation. Idaho Falls is famous for its proximity to world-famous outdoor recreation hot spots. You’re a 2 hour drive away from Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Locally, Snake River runs right through the city, offering residents the chance to camp, fish, hike, and hunt! Be sure to buy some skiing gear when you move to Idaho Falls because you’ll be able to hit the slopes often. If you love the great outdoors, Idaho Falls is for you.

Other Things to do in Idaho Falls

  • Visit the Museum of Idaho and see the Lewis and Clark exhibit.
  • Visit the Tautphaus Park Zoo.
  • Go ice skating at the Joe Marmo/Wayne Leto Ice Arena.
  • Watch the horses race at Sandy Downs Rodeo Grounds.
  • Stop by Candy Junction for your sweet tooth fix.
  • Browse through the items at the Collector Corner Museum.
  • Take a dip in the pool at the Idaho Falls Aquatic Center. The “Z” shaped pool holds 285,000 gallons of water.

Weather. It’s pretty cool in Idaho. Average highs are in the 50s, while lows average in the 30s. Expect Winters to be cold and long, and temps to be freezing. December and January are the coldest months with temps averaging in the teens. Summer temps can reach into the 80s, but summers don’t last long in Idaho, so enjoy them while you can.

Culture. In Idaho Falls, you can enjoy a diverse culture! Downtown, you’ll find locally owned shops and stores, restaurants, galleries, theaters, and more – all with their own eclectic tastes.

There are also many community events, like the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration on the 4th of July, the Farmer’s Market, and the Roaring Youth Jam.

Education. The Bonneville School District serves 9,600 students and employs 1,300 classified certified staff. There are 12 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and two high schools. Your school-aged children will fit right in! If you’re looking to obtain a degree, you can attend the Center for Higher Education at University Place. The Center is a collaborative effort between Idaho State University and the University of Idaho. The Center offers certificates through advanced degrees.

Making the move to Idaho Falls with U-Pack®

Now that you’re certain that Idaho Falls will be your new home, it’s time to find an Idaho Falls moving company that will get you there for an affordable price. U-Pack Moving® can do just that. U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” moving company, which means you do the packing, loading, and unloading, and U-Pack takes care of the driving. Here’s how it works:

  • U-Pack brings you a moving container or moving trailer for you or your movers to pack and load. Once loaded, U-Pack drives your shipment to your new home in Idaho Falls. After you or your movers unload, U-Pack will pick up the empty equipment.

It’s really as simple as that! The best part about U-Pack is the price. In most cases, U-Pack price are similar to renting a truck and driving it yourself!

Get a free moving quote and see how much it will cost you to move to Idaho Falls with U-Pack. We drive. You save.®

More Idaho Falls Resources

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Station Address:
Address: 470 Mercury
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
United States
Mailing Address: P O Box 50521
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (208) 524-6002
Fax: (208) 524-0650

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Idaho Falls, ID, you can save money by loading or unloading at the ABF service center conveniently located in Idaho Falls, ID. If you do not see the city you are moving to or from on the list below, call 800-240-7422 and a friendly, knowledgeable ABF U-Pack Moving Coordinator will gladly help.

Cities Served:
AMMON, IDARBON, IDARCO, ID
ARIMO, IDATOMIC CITY, IDBAKER, ID
BANCROFT, IDBASALT, IDBASSETT, ID
BERN, IDBIG SPRINGS, IDBLACKFOOT, ID
BORAH, IDCARMEN, IDCHALLIS, ID
CHUBBUCK, IDCLAYTON, IDCLEMENTSVILLE, ID
CLIFTON, IDCOBALT, IDCOLLINS, ID
CONDA, IDDARLINGTON, IDDOWNEY, ID
DRIGGS, IDDUBOIS, IDELLIS, ID
FELT, IDFIRTH, IDFISH HAVEN, ID
FORT HALL, IDGEORGETOWN, IDGRACE, ID
HAMER, IDHAWGOOD, IDHOWE, ID
HUMPHREY, IDIDAHO FALLS, IDIONA, ID
IRWIN, IDISLAND PARK, IDLAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID
LEADORE, IDLEMHI, IDLESLIE, ID
LEWISVILLE, IDLINCOLN, IDLORENZO, ID
MCCAMMON, IDMACKAY, IDMALAD CITY, ID
MAY, IDMENAN, IDMONTPELIER, ID
MOORE, IDMUD LAKE, IDOSGOOD, ID
PALISADES, IDPARIS, IDPATTERSON, ID
POCATELLO, IDREXBURG, IDRIGBY, ID
RIRIE, IDRIVERSIDE, IDROBERTS, ID
ROCKFORD, IDROCKLAND, IDST ANTHONY, ID
SALMON, IDSCOVILLE, IDSHELLEY, ID
SODA SPRINGS, IDSPENCER, IDSTANLEY, ID
STREVELL, IDSUGAR CITY, IDSWAN VALLEY, ID
TENDOY, IDTERRETON, IDTETONIA, ID
THATCHER, IDTHORNTON, IDTYHEE, ID
UCON, IDVICTOR, IDVIRGINIA, ID
WAPELLO, IDALDER, MTBARRETTS, MT
CAMERON, MTDELL, MTDILLON, MT
DIVIDE, MTENNIS, MTGLEN, MT
HELMVILLE, MTJACKSON, MTLIMA, MT
MCALLISTER, MTMELROSE, MTMONIDA, MT
NEVADA CITY, MTPHILIPSBURG, MTPOLARIS, MT
PONY, MTSHERIDAN, MTSILVER STAR, MT
TWIN BRIDGES, MTVIRGINIA CITY, MTWISDOM, MT
WISE RIVER, MTGARDEN CITY, UT
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