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Old 06-07-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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I've been visiting this website for over a year now and I'm telling you, deciding on where to live in the near future has never been more difficult. I've pretty much narrowed my search down to northern Idaho, eastern Washington or anywhere on the front range of Colorado. Winters don't bother me; in fact, I prefer the cold weather. After all, cold air keeps out the riff raff so they say. Furthermore, the cost of living appear to be similiar. My biggest concern is that I want to be within walking distance of pretty much everything I need, like food, clothing, the usual things we in the 21st century can't live without. Coeur D'Alene from what I've heard from others as well as seen online looks beautiful, but of course, you actually need to be there. Same is true for Spokane Valley, and anywhere on the front range in Colorado. If anyone can add some pros and cons for me, I would really appreciate it.
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:22 AM
 
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Spokane Valley...beautiful? Have you been there?
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Currently California
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I prefer the cold weather. After all, cold air keeps out the riff raff so they say.
Who says that and what do they mean???
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Spokane Valley...beautiful? Have you been there?

Well, good to know I'm not the only one that questioned that.
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: FINALLY in N. Idaho
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I think North Idaho blows anyplace in Colorado out of the water.. I've spent quite a bit of time in both area's and I just think N. Idaho is much prettier, and the crazy way the laws in Colorado are going tell me I dont want to live there anyway.
It sounds like you would really appreciate a town like CDA too.
BTW I wouldnt say Spokane valley is ugly by any means. At least what I have seen of it was very nice compared to my current location in So Cal.
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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Yech. Arid, brown hills, endless strip malls and the seething masses of suburbia. Hardly a comparison to north Idaho. Unless maybe parts of Hayden and Post Falls.
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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I think North Idaho blows anyplace in Colorado out of the water.. I've spent quite a bit of time in both area's and I just think N. Idaho is much prettier, and the crazy way the laws in Colorado are going tell me I dont want to live there anyway.
It sounds like you would really appreciate a town like CDA too.
BTW I wouldnt say Spokane valley is ugly by any means. At least what I have seen of it was very nice compared to my current location in So Cal.
Your right Colorado is just growing too fast, the state grew by about 30% in the 90-00 alone, it's currently like most of the country at a slow down period but still growing at a decent rate until the next boom cycle after 2010. Personally I would live in Fort Collins, CO it is very convenient a lil college town great restaurants and eco-friendly walking distance to everywhere, back in the days was at 100,000 people and soon to be about 300,000 people in the near future.

Much like WY, MT, ID we are also a libertarian state however the influx of population in recent years will undoubtabely raise higher taxes and cost of living and rules and regulations making it a left-leaning state, about 20% of our population are Californians making it a lil pocket colony for Californication. I believe the pricing of Idaho Falls and Spokane are actually less expensive, Idaho Falls being the smaller town and Spokane the larger town, I would go with Idaho Falls or somewhere in between in Northern Idaho as E. Washington unfortunately still suffers from some of the bureaucracy of the state mainly located along the Pacific coast. N. Idaho would be the best long-term investment.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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Default I would definitely consider Coeur D'Alene

I may buy either land or a small condo there near the lake. I've heard more negatives about Colorado than positives, so it looks like northern Idaho is the place to be. I wonder if there are any former Chicagoans who made the move. I would definitely appreciate their input as well. If I can get an online business started, then employment opportunities there would be a non-issue.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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We currently live in Colorado and are thinking about moving to Idaho in the future. We have lived in Colorado all our lives. It is becoming a place we don't want to raise our kids in anymore. The last several years it seems like crime has gone through the roof. The city we live in has so much welfare. The only stores this town can support is WalMart and dollar stores. I hate being so negative about it, but I used to love my state and now I can't believe we are wanting to leave. We are planning a trip to Idaho Falls this month to check out the area.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:31 AM
 
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We currently live in Colorado and are thinking about moving to Idaho in the future. We have lived in Colorado all our lives. It is becoming a place we don't want to raise our kids in anymore. The last several years it seems like crime has gone through the roof. The city we live in has so much welfare. The only stores this town can support is WalMart and dollar stores. I hate being so negative about it, but I used to love my state and now I can't believe we are wanting to leave. We are planning a trip to Idaho Falls this month to check out the area.
What's scary and sad about this is that if it can happen in Colorado, it can and will happen here in Idaho.
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