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Old 10-20-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Hi all,

I see from alot of posts that people steer you away from Nampa...I was wondering why?
I see alot of really nice rentals of townhomes, condos in Nampa and they don't look too bad....what am I NOT seeing?

Thanks all....looking to move by Summer 2012....
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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I talked with the Nampa police and they indicated that there is gang activity in downtown Nampa. The whole town is not effected and I asked the policeman about 3 addresses that I was looking at. He told me about each neighborhood and then told me which one was best.

We are also looking to move in July 2012. I think I am going to love living in Idaho. We visited briefly this summer and we are going back in March to scout around.

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Old 10-20-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Hi all,

I see from alot of posts that people steer you away from Nampa...I was wondering why?
I see alot of really nice rentals of townhomes, condos in Nampa and they don't look too bad....what am I NOT seeing?

Thanks all....looking to move by Summer 2012....
The thing to understand about Nampa is that it is not necessarily a bad place to live. Indeed there are a number of good neighborhoods there. That being said IMHO there are better places to live in the treasure valley. With the housing market being down you can find places to buy or rent that really aren't much different between Ada County (Boise, Meridian, Eagle, etc.) and Canyon County (Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton, etc.) and that is why people on here will generally steer them towards Ada County if it is an option. In general the schools in Ada County are a little bit better, you are closer to the Boise River/Greenbelt Area and you don't have to deal with the crazy illogical street network of Nampa (100 in-direct ways to get places, but not one direct route). If you are looking at buying a home property taxes are also higher in Canyon County. For the reasons I mentioned above I live in Meridian even though I work in Nampa. It's a matter of cost benefit analysis and to me even though I can get more house for my money in Canyon County I just feel it's more worthwhile to live and raise my family in Ada County. Once again it's not that Nampa is a bad place to live, indeed you would be better of in Nampa than most comparable sized towns. It's just that in my opinion there are better places to live in the area.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:54 PM
 
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Because nothing about Nampa is remarkable or interesting.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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A big reason to move to the Boise area are things like the Boise foothills, easy access to rivers and mountains for doing outdoor activities. Moving to Nampa puts you 30-60 minutes away from the reasons why Boise makes the various top 20 lists of best cities to move to.
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