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Old 09-20-2009, 01:21 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Default relocation question

My wife and i are thinking of moving to bozeman area from idaho. I grew up in he midwest and would like to go back there. My wife feels bozeman is a better fit for us. I have done some research and i am willing to listen to what people have to say. how are the schools and people? We live in what i call the city coeur d'alene. too much traffic so cal attitude and people who need to shut up instead of talking. I grew in a small farm area unincorpated and would like to live like that again, I hunt fish and snowmobile so she thinks that the outdoors would be a good fit for me. Tell me what you think?
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Try the western portion of the "Golden Triangle" region in north central Montana. You'll have the mid western feeling while still being near the mountains.
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: NW MT
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My wife and i are thinking of moving to bozeman area from idaho. I grew up in he midwest and would like to go back there. My wife feels bozeman is a better fit for us. I have done some research and i am willing to listen to what people have to say. how are the schools and people? We live in what i call the city coeur d'alene. too much traffic so cal attitude and people who need to shut up instead of talking. I grew in a small farm area unincorpated and would like to live like that again, I hunt fish and snowmobile so she thinks that the outdoors would be a good fit for me. Tell me what you think?
CDA isn't all that crowded, but Bozeman is. And, it has more than its share of Kali's too, along with a more liberal crowd nearby.

I am from NW Indiana and I go back every couple of years and then hightail it back here and kiss the ground!

Come on up to farm country - that's east of Bozeman and north to the border. Lots of room to roam as long as you don't need medical care and night life.
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I've gone through Bozeman several times over the past couple of months. I would say it's more congested than CDA, but not nearly as pretty -- actually it's not even close.

Bozeman appears to be suffering the effects of suburban sprawl and affluenza, Belgrade in particular really looks like it has become cookie-cutter land.

I think someone expecting to live the true rural/outdoor Montana lifestyle would be extremely disappointed by Bozeman. It seems like the new/hip/trendy place to be, unfortunately. Think Boulder, CO or a mini-Seattle.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Try the western portion of the "Golden Triangle" region in north central Montana. You'll have the mid western feeling while still being near the mountains.
Like great falls or ??
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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CDA isn't all that crowded, but Bozeman is. And, it has more than its share of Kali's too, along with a more liberal crowd nearby.

I am from NW Indiana and I go back every couple of years and then hightail it back here and kiss the ground!

Come on up to farm country - that's east of Bozeman and north to the border. Lots of room to roam as long as you don't need medical care and night life.
like heron/ noxon ??
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I've gone through Bozeman several times over the past couple of months. I would say it's more congested than CDA, but not nearly as pretty -- actually it's not even close.

Bozeman appears to be suffering the effects of suburban sprawl and affluenza, Belgrade in particular really looks like it has become cookie-cutter land.

I think someone expecting to live the true rural/outdoor Montana lifestyle would be extremely disappointed by Bozeman. It seems like the new/hip/trendy place to be, unfortunately. Think Boulder, CO or a mini-Seattle.
hip and trendy is for the wife, if it's worse then cda then i don't want any part of it
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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hip and trendy is for the wife, if it's worse then cda then i don't want any part of it
I can't really say for sure, but Bozeman seems more college/education/career oriented....and I'm sure you're aware of all that goes with that. If you know Missoula at all, they're pretty similar.

CDA doesn't strike me the same way, CDA is more of a vacation destination if anything, and of course it attracts CA transplants like flies on turds.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I can't really say for sure, but Bozeman seems more college/education/career oriented....and I'm sure you're aware of all that goes with that. If you know Missoula at all, they're pretty similar.

CDA doesn't strike me the same way, CDA is more of a vacation destination if anything, and of course it attracts CA transplants like flies on turds.
I and people from cail are on differant wavelengths. My parents are smart people when they say yes you left home but you can always come back
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: NW MT
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Nope more like GTFalls - east and along the High Line. Or north of Billings and along MT 200 or US12
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