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Old 07-28-2015, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth, Milky Way
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Hogwash? I actually use to live near Nampa and go there frequently. Have you lived there for an extended period of time? Peanut butter???? Haaaaa! Try again. The smell was more like rotting corpses than peanuts. In fact, i live right near a dairy farm now and much more prefer the stench of the cow manure to that gnarly sugar beet or whatever weird factories they have in Nampa. The smell was so bad i would have to keep my face in my shirt to breathe when walking outside. Yes, certain farther out neighborhoods miss the smell, but most of Nampa gets the joys of the aroma to some degree or other.
So Boisebound is right. Nampa has nice value areas. I did not smell anything when I was looking there. Personally I passed on a house in South Meridian because of the cow stench.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:56 PM
 
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Great to hear Merry!! Although, I believe I did live there in 2011 or so, but perhaps the emission reduction happened at a slow place. Nampa, I always thought was a great place with inexpensive property, but that damn factory just made the town stank.. If the town now has a more palatable scent, I would definitely encourage people to consider living there. It has a lot good shopping, not too much crime and even less traffic than Boise, which still doesn't have much traffic in my book. But I am in Seattle, so I could only appreciate Boise's traffic now.

I live in Nampa, fairly close to Lake Lowell. We moved here in 2011 and I did smell the sugar beet plant a couple of times, but like others have said, it's smells like peanut butter. It never got to be too bad for me, just an occasional whiff. By the summer of 2012, I don't think I smelled more than once or twice, and in the summers since then, nothing. It's not that I've gotten used to it.....it just doesn't smell like it used to. I did drive right past it about a week ago, and could barely smell anything right there next to it, so obviously it's much better.

I don't regret moving to Nampa at all....
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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I live in Nampa, fairly close to Lake Lowell. We moved here in 2011 and I did smell the sugar beet plant a couple of times, but like others have said, it's smells like peanut butter. It never got to be too bad for me, just an occasional whiff. By the summer of 2012, I don't think I smelled more than once or twice, and in the summers since then, nothing. It's not that I've gotten used to it.....it just doesn't smell like it used to. I did drive right past it about a week ago, and could barely smell anything right there next to it, so obviously it's much better.

I don't regret moving to Nampa at all....
I thought the area around like Lowell was beautiful.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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I live in Nampa, fairly close to Lake Lowell. We moved here in 2011 and I did smell the sugar beet plant a couple of times, but like others have said, it's smells like peanut butter. It never got to be too bad for me, just an occasional whiff. By the summer of 2012, I don't think I smelled more than once or twice, and in the summers since then, nothing. It's not that I've gotten used to it.....it just doesn't smell like it used to. I did drive right past it about a week ago, and could barely smell anything right there next to it, so obviously it's much better.

I don't regret moving to Nampa at all....

Lake Shore Drive is gorgeous! Beautiful area!! Going to do some "hiking" around there this Fall.

Happy to know my nose isn't malfunctioning (peanut butter)!
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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Hogwash? I actually use to live near Nampa and go there frequently. Have you lived there for an extended period of time? Peanut butter???? Haaaaa! Try again. The smell was more like rotting corpses than peanuts. In fact, i live right near a dairy farm now and much more prefer the stench of the cow manure to that gnarly sugar beet or whatever weird factories they have in Nampa. The smell was so bad i would have to keep my face in my shirt to breathe when walking outside. Yes, certain farther out neighborhoods miss the smell, but most of Nampa gets the joys of the aroma to some degree or other.

Things change apparently. And yes, it smells like peanut butter.

Nampa is nice, visit and see!
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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do you smell some things from time to time in nampa or kuna etc. because of dairies and the factory sure but I wouldn't let it run me off owning a nice property there. I have other reasons for preferring boise over all other cities in the area but having gone to school in nampa at NNU its not a bad place overall
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:17 PM
 
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Your going to have to hunt. I looked at all area's. It's mostly dependent where you see value. Nice quality homes will come on line for a decent price. To get these you have to be right on it just like buying anything else. Meridian is nice. I liked south meridian best just because of NEagle road and flood zones. Personally, the road has so much traffic that I hope that I won't have to drive down it again for the rest of my life. First find the area you like best. Then look for a house in that area or wait for one to come on line then lock it up under contract. You can can always get out of the contract in first week or so. Its just like buying anything else really. If you see a good deal you better be on it. The motto snooze you loose applies. There is also another strategy you can use. Look for houses than have been on for a while and just low ball folks. The owner occupied ones will bite. As the time has worn them out and they get desperate. These are usually over priced anyway. Until the price reaches the value zone they will get nothing.
Thanks a ton Mickdoo!
I noticed on realtor.com that the "recently sold" houses don't display prices or sold dates...an interesting strategy from the realtor market I imagine.
We wouldn't be looking for a newer home and have humble expectations provided the house is safe, secure and in a decent area...with a decent backyard. Our current house is from 1965 and fairly beat up so the bar is low
Thanks for the info regarding approaching the market too. I definitely want an area with less traffic. Expanding the search to include Nampa now that it appears the stank has settled down too.
Very interested in following your home search thread too. Thanks for all the info!
-Glen
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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Even the slaughter house closed down out there which also attributed to the smell. I think it smelled worse than the sugar beet factory.

Although since then I've discovered two other places that give off a smell sometimes and both of them are Simplot properties. I'm not sure what they do there. One small one is off of Middleton Rd near Cherry Ln. I think it has something to do with flowers. The other one is much larger and is a Simplot Plant that I want to say is off of 20/26. It looks really modern. We came across it on the way back from Wilder and it gave off this smell that got our attention. Looking at a map it looks like it could be off of 19/Simplot Blvd from Wilder. There are a couple Simplot properties out there, but nothing much else.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Thanks a ton Mickdoo!
I noticed on realtor.com that the "recently sold" houses don't display prices or sold dates...an interesting strategy from the realtor market I imagine.
We wouldn't be looking for a newer home and have humble expectations provided the house is safe, secure and in a decent area...with a decent backyard. Our current house is from 1965 and fairly beat up so the bar is low
Thanks for the info regarding approaching the market too. I definitely want an area with less traffic. Expanding the search to include Nampa now that it appears the stank has settled down too.
Very interested in following your home search thread too. Thanks for all the info!
-Glen
Nampa isn't going to have less traffic unless you're coming from a much larger city. If you're looking in the Boise area and you want "less traffic," you need to look to Emmett, Caldwell, Middleton, etc. Maybe Kuna if you're not commuting.

Nampa and Meridian are busy busy busy. Arguably as busy or busier than Boise.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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Nampa isn't going to have less traffic unless you're coming from a much larger city. If you're looking in the Boise area and you want "less traffic," you need to look to Emmett, Caldwell, Middleton, etc. Maybe Kuna if you're not commuting.

Nampa and Meridian are busy busy busy. Arguably as busy or busier than Boise.
Good info to know, thanks Vandals!! Currently takes me 2 hours each way to work and back, so yes, you could say I come from a highly congested area!
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