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Old 09-16-2015, 09:48 AM
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My family and I are moving over. We're pretty excited! I'm just curious, are there many Alaskan's living in the Boise area? What were your initial thoughts? I know it's different in many ways from the Anchorage area but what are the similarities? I'm curious! Was it a culture shock? What about the climate change? How was that for you? Honestly, I'm a little worried about the desert look (& feel?). But how's the winter months? I know the snow factor (or lack thereof!) will take some getting used to. Anything else that I should know?? I'm pretty excited for this new adventure! Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:10 AM
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We are moving to the Boise area, from Alaska! I would love to hear from any others as well!?
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:28 AM
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I don't have personal experience but I did know a couple of people that transferred from Anchorage to Boise and they loved it. They enjoyed the warm summers and "mild" winters. They enjoyed that they were in the lower 48 but still felt in touch with the outdoors (Boise is relatively isolated). They were very active. Mind you this was a decade ago and Boise has grown quite a bit since then. I've only spent a little bit of time in Anchorage but I thin Boise will probably seem a little more congested depending where you live and work. Again, relative to Anchorage. I'm sure someone will say traffic is nothing in Boise by comparing it to LA or someplace like that. Good luck!
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:50 AM
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Boise is a lot cleaner than Anchorage, which seemed really dingy to me when I visited. There is definitely more traffic and congestion in Boise, but it's a much nicer city with better weather imo.
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