We know how amazing our little community is, but now the entire country is starting to take notice! In fact, a new study shows we are among the best when comes to this!

Boise has been deemed one of the "Safest Cities in the Country" according to a new study by msn.com.

Only 20 cities across the country made the cut. We come in at #3. They claim we haven't had any murders in the city this year, which at first I thought, "that's not true" we just had a woman in Mountain Home murdered and later found in the trunk of her car! Then as I thought about it more, this study is focusing just on Boise, not the entire Treasure Valley.

MSN also boasts about high-rated public schools and affordable homes. The crime rate in Boise is 1,848 per 100,000 people which seems a little steep, but we still come out on top compared to other cities.

Other places across the country that are considered the safest are:

  • Irvine, California
  • Plano, Texas
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Henderson, Nevada
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Irving, Texas
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Laredo, Texas
  • Mesa, Arizona
  • San Diego
  • Austin, Texas
  • New York City
  • San Jose, California
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aurora, Colorado
  • Anaheim, California
  • Arlington, Texas