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Old 09-25-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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I have had some attempts of possibly living in Idaho and I have come close to actually moving there a few times. Either timing was not right, or all the "cards" just didn't stack up to risk the move. Now I have another opportunity for a teaching job (special education) with the Mccall-Donelly school system. I know winters can be long but where I am at in Illinois is not exactly comfortable weather wise. Besides, I absoloutely hate hot summers with high humidity...We had several 90 degree days with high, high dew points in the high 70's which makes the heat index above 100. So I will take longer winters any day. My passions are hunting, fishing, camping,motocycling, and exploring beautiful areas. I have been to Mccall, but how would it be for living there year round?
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Lots of similar threads about McCall weather. Use the search.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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I remember when there was a time where people thought Mccall was great and quite the place to retire too. Dont here much "warm fuzzies" about the area anymore.....
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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IMO, the area succumbs to the ups and downs of the economy in a more pronounced way due to recreation and tourism. Second homes, vacations, ski passes, and weekends of golf and boating are the first thing to go when money is tight. Timber and ranching are just not as lucrative. I have heard nice things about the schools and they played my hometown in sports and had friendly parents and nice kids. The weather would probably suit you okay - too much winter for me. Last time I was there, there were plenty of for sale signs all over town. Water bills can be relatively high and you should plan for expenses related to snow removal and maintenance. The road to Boise can be hazardous and tedious at times. People in the area seem to head down to the valley on a pretty regular basis. I own a second home there, but am not a year round resident so someone from there could probably tell you more. Good luck!
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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Default Living in McCall Idaho

Hello-
If you don't like hot humid midwestern summers then McCall is for you - especially if you have a job lined up. The economy here is poor. The recession along with major home value declines and the bankruptcy of Tamarack have had a huge impact on this area. However, if you have a job, enjoy the outdoors and like snow then this would be a great spot for you.
The reality is - now is a time of oppotunity here. Home prices have fallen up to 70%. Rent is low. The natural beauty of the area will never change.
However, McCall is small. You will know everyone you see at the grocery store within a year. (except for the tourists)
Overall, the people are friendly. Somewhat conservative for a mountain town/resort area however. There is still resistance to the resort economy in this area even thought this is the only economy there is. People live in the past (logging and they don't want other people to find out about "their little secret")
Good Luck!
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:32 PM
 
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Talking I Love McCall

It is Soooo California. Bicycles on Sport Utilities. So Republican!!!
Idahoans are so naive that they don't know Rush Limbaugh is actually a ***** for big money. Idaho is a sanctimonious Icebox. I'm a fair weather friend of Idaho myself. August visit.... I travel that goat trail called highway 95
and before the canyons echo of redneck gunfire during hunting season...bye bye.

So...
The cold and the tiny townie mindset will be too much for any sane person.
My favorite saying is very true for Idaho.
"Find a place that is your shangri la, a place that you dearly love. Then never move there. Only visit."

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Old 03-10-2011, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Moscow
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Gee, Whisperingrocks, that helps a lot. Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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It is Soooo California. Bicycles on Sport Utilities. So Republican!!!
Idahoans are so naive that they don't know Rush Limbaugh is actually a ***** for big money. Idaho is a sanctimonious Icebox. I'm a fair weather friend of Idaho myself. August visit.... I travel that goat trail called highway 95
and before the canyons echo of redneck gunfire during hunting season...bye bye.

So...
The cold and the tiny townie mindset will be too much for any sane person.
My favorite saying is very true for Idaho.
"Find a place that is your shangri la, a place that you dearly love. Then never move there. Only visit."
Hey, it's not that bad, but I do have to say your not the first one to describe it this way and worse. It takes a person that likes themselves and doesn't want to make too many friends. If you like outdoor activity and lots and lots of snow this just could just be the place for you.

The redneck gunfire now this is funny!!! You could have said this about 15 years ago, McCall has gone from redneck to yuppieville......you know the anti-gun type!!
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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Gee, Whisperingrocks, that helps a lot. Thanks!
...lol...
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