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Old 08-26-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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Default Where are new Idaho residents coming from?

The answer is Washington, California, and Utah.

Where are people moving to Idaho from? | News - Home
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:56 PM
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When I move there, it will not be from any of those states.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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Sandpoint Magazine just had an article about how many new residents of North Idaho--or part-time residents with vacation homes--are coming down from Canada.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Hauser Lake,ID
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Did that Sandpoint magazine article have reasons for the move? It can't be the beauty or lakes or mountains as they already have all that. It must have to do with features of our country. In the link the OP had, I would be more interested in the net change. I mean how many Idaho people moved to North Carolina?
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Did that Sandpoint magazine article have reasons for the move? It can't be the beauty or lakes or mountains as they already have all that. It must have to do with features of our country. In the link the OP had, I would be more interested in the net change. I mean how many Idaho people moved to North Carolina?
Since the Canadian dollar has risen to the level of the US dollar, Canadians may be moving down because property values are cheaper here than in BC, as is gasoline and a lot of common goods. Since the border is so close, they can just go back up for the medical and other benefits. Utahans moving up is no surprise. Both Utah and Idaho have a lot of small business folks, and there is a lot of cross-border relocations going both ways in S. Idaho.

it's no surprise to me that we are getting a lot of folks from Washington; Idaho is cheaper in most areas than Washington is. Same goes with Oregonians. I know one Oregonian who moved here because he liked Idaho's politics better; he has been here for a while now, but he still misses Oregon a lot.

I've noticed a lot of folks asking about what Idaho is like who come on here have mentioned humidity quite often over the past year. More folks are saying they already know about our winters, and the winter doesn't seem to be such a turn-off as it once was.

That's a good question: Where are Idahoans moving to? My daughter moved to Savannah Georgia about 18 months ago, and likes it there a lot better than she like L.A.- she also lived there for a while. But I haven't heard from anyone else who has moved.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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Updated February 2012: It's really interesting to see the interactive data by county...
Map: Where Americans Are Moving - Forbes.com

One cool thing about the map...if after clicking one county and seeing its data, if you mouse-over any other county in the USA you'll see the relative inbound-outbound moving data between those two counties.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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For us here in Bonner County, we got most of our inbound residents in 2011 from Spokane County and Pend Oreille County, our neighbors just to the west....followed by Maricopa County, AZ which is probably just 42 more sunbirds coming here than snowbirds going there...
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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For us here in Bonner County, we got most of our inbound residents in 2011 from Spokane County and Pend Oreille County, our neighbors just to the west....followed by Maricopa County, AZ which is probably just 42 more sunbirds coming here than snowbirds going there...
Lol...we came here from Maricopa County 10 years ago after having spent about 10 years there. It was more than enough sun for me. We're originally from back east and missed having seasons. We loved our time in the desert but the city started building up around us and it was time to go.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:58 AM
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I'm still in SW OK and I miss having seasons, trees, rain, grass, trees, rivers, lakes, trees, and green grass. Did I mention I miss having trees and green grass?
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Updated February 2012: It's really interesting to see the interactive data by county...
Map: Where Americans Are Moving - Forbes.com

One cool thing about the map...if after clicking one county and seeing its data, if you mouse-over any other county in the USA you'll see the relative inbound-outbound moving data between those two counties.
Awesome link Sage, thank you!
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