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    Thinking about moving to Boise

    What is different about Idaho? Born, raised, & lived in Iowa my whole life. Been a few places over the years, but never lived anywhere else. Is the weather about the same? How about the people? It looks like there is a lot of outdoor stuff to do.



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    I went there for the Humanitarian bowl and had a ball. Honestly it's the best bowl I've ever been to. There is tons of outdoor stuff, town is plenty big enough (and it has tons of stuff bigger towns have, because there is almost nothing within a long way of it) skiing, and the people were nice. Although, it appears to be an unwritten rule that you need a truck with a dog in the back. Prepare yourself.

    Seriously though, get some tire chains for the winter if you're going up in the mountains.




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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    I was there for some basketball something or other in 2001. Needless to say, I'm less enthusiastic about the place than BryceC.



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    I love mountains and wide open spaces. Plenty of that in Boise. I don't do anything here that I couldn't do there.




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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    don't forget about the summer run. whitewater rafting up north a little bit. love that place.



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    Idaho in general is a great place to live.

    Anywhere in Idaho > Anywhere in Colorado IMO



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    Idaho has some very well kept secrets as far as outdoors activities and beautiful scenery. I lived near the area for a while and would love to go back if my family would come with me....

    First time I went through Boise, I was surprised to see how large it was, yet so remote. Kind of an interesting situation. Close enough to some areas for some nice long weekend trips too. You're 5 hrs for Salt Lake (which is a very cool place, the mormon jokes give it a bad rap), 10 hrs from Glacier National Park, and 8 hrs from Seattle.



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    Boise seems like it would be a cool city. I always imagined it as a Des Moines surrounded by mountains and nature


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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    They grow corn in Idaho instead of potatoes like we grow here in Iowa.



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    My sister lived there for several years and we had a couple of chances to visit. Loved the area -- beautiful surroundings and very clean city. (Seems like a bunch of hippies settled there, so there's a pretty strong green initiative)
    If you're into outdoors activities like fishing and hunting, you'll love it. My brother-in-law got several elk, plus there's great salmon fishing to the north.
    It's high desert, so I believe the winters are pretty mild in Boise. I wouldn't hesitate...



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    My sister lived there for several years and we had a couple of chances to visit. Loved the area -- beautiful surroundings and very clean city. (Seems like a bunch of hippies settled there, so there's a pretty strong green initiative)
    If you're into outdoors activities like fishing and hunting, you'll love it. My brother-in-law got several elk, plus there's great salmon fishing to the north.
    It's high desert, so I believe the winters are pretty mild in Boise. I wouldn't hesitate...
    Living out in this neck of the woods (Inland NW) and having visited Boise numerous times - GREAT place to be! No humidity, the city is WELL put together, clean and decent people, Mormon influence is growing... Please visit the Basque district... Great restaurants and all. But for gods sake, DON'T fall for the BSU crap... Still hate those guys. If you have a hankering for a colored field, easy jaunt to Spokane to view Eastern in Spokane - to see their championship trophy and the new red field. Much more palatable on the eyes. Skiing at Bogus Basin right above the city. Rarely snows down low, rarely gets too cold. Lots of hi tech business relocated there over the last decade. The city is aggressive in recruiting big companies through tax incentives and such...



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat View Post
    I was there for some basketball something or other in 2001. Needless to say, I'm less enthusiastic about the place than BryceC.
    2001 brings bad memories of Boise myself, are you talking about some Hampton Pirates basketball game, LOL...



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    I spent a few days in northern Idaho (Couer d'Alene) last summer, and it was very nice. Not sure about the city aspect of it, but if it's anything like the cities in Montana that I've lived in, you'll greatly appreciate it. I can promise that.



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    I would love to live near the mountains. salt lake area is awesome.



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    Re: Thinking about moving to Boise

    It’s a GREAT STATE!



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