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Old 12-04-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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Well, honey, I'm sorry ya don't like our southern charm and manners! But I'm a southerner who hopes to move to Poky or IF in the next year and a half or so. Drove through the area last year and was completely surprised by the beauty of it all, and I mostly vacation in Wyoming and Montana. I lived in Colorado for 14 years so I'm not unused to cold winters, but I believe the biggest adjustment for the wife and I will be the longer days in the summer and nights in the winter.

In my short visit (driving back to Texas from Whitefish, MT), everyone I met was polite and helpful---even if they didn't call me "darlin"!!!!

Hope to visit there again early next summer.

Incidentally, Dallas, where we currently live, is not REALLY a southern city at all. Far too cosmopolitan.
Awesome for you! Stay in touch with our thread, if you can.

And I wasn't referencing TX FWIW.

Welcome aboad Wadendresden, if you haven't already posted and been welcomed here. Hope to see lots of posts from you

MSR
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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IF is certainly not southern, though it is in southern Idaho, FWIT. It is a conservative growing town in East Idaho, probably more connected to Utah and Colorado than Western or Northern Idaho, or Eastern Washington. Not for everyone, but a great place for families, and even singles, who may lean on the "loner" side, and a low cost of living combined with a strong economy. When the economy crashes everywhere else, IF will do OK.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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On my visit up there I found the people to be very nice. I have been in Savannah GA for almost 3 years now, and the people here are crazy, mean, and killing each other everyday! I cant wait to move up to Idaho Falls next month!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:59 AM
 
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On my visit up there I found the people to be very nice. I have been in Savannah GA for almost 3 years now, and the people here are crazy, mean, and killing each other everyday! I cant wait to move up to Idaho Falls next month!
Right you are, about Savannah, GA. That once beautiful city is circling the drain, thanks to the homicidal subculture that is driving good people [such as you] to flee.
Though based in Mexifornia, I am in love with Idaho, but thinking of moving my modest summer residence to Northern Montana. Beloved Stanley is changing, filling up too much, too fast for my tastes; I've no wish to bring California with me.
I've seen what can happen. High property value S.F. Bay Area suburbs with single family homes on large lots are under attack by "sustainable growth, high rise, affordable housing" New World Order "urbanizing" lowlifes who attend city council meetings to make their pitch. If naive community citizens don't opt out, [and they can], we're looking at the beginning of the end for the few remaining gold star schools and no crime, safe streets left in the metro area. These glib, smooth talking wealth redistribution guys won't stop until we're all in stack and pack housing with no escape from crime and chaos.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:56 PM
 
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I grew up in Pocatello, and was rather surprised when I traveled to different areas around the country how nice people were. People are blunt in Pocatello, I imagine that's the problem your speaking of.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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I grew up in Pocatello, and was rather surprised when I traveled to different areas around the country how nice people were. People are blunt in Pocatello, I imagine that's the problem your speaking of.
No, bluntness is not the problem.
I, too, speak my mind, preferring the company of those who interact with me in that "mind speaking place."
My discussion is centered around the changing demographic that introduces crime, ruins schools, erodes middle/working class property values, diminishes quality of life in general.
I have watched as areas of California are utterly overtaken, the streets no longer safe.
Parts of Idaho are experiencing a shift as well. Northern Montana, where several of my family have 'escaped,' is still intact.
I have an aunt and uncle who live in Pocatello, know what you mean. I enjoy it for a visit, [there's a locally owned cafe that makes great pancakes!], but not sure if I'd want to live there.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Right you are, about Savannah, GA. That once beautiful city is circling the drain, thanks to the homicidal subculture that is driving good people [such as you] to flee.
Though based in Mexifornia, I am in love with Idaho, but thinking of moving my modest summer residence to Northern Montana. Beloved Stanley is changing, filling up too much, too fast for my tastes; I've no wish to bring California with me.
I've seen what can happen. High property value S.F. Bay Area suburbs with single family homes on large lots are under attack by "sustainable growth, high rise, affordable housing" New World Order "urbanizing" lowlifes who attend city council meetings to make their pitch. If naive community citizens don't opt out, [and they can], we're looking at the beginning of the end for the few remaining gold star schools and no crime, safe streets left in the metro area. These glib, smooth talking wealth redistribution guys won't stop until we're all in stack and pack housing with no escape from crime and chaos.
That's an interesting observation about Savannah. My daughter moved there 2 years ago and likes it many times more than she did Portland, where she lived for 3 years before. While I haven't visited here yet, I do know she's doing much better there than she ever did in Oregon.

If you believe Stanley is filling up too fast, I tend to doubt N. Montana will be any more suitable for you, at least for very long. I've spent considerable time up there, and lived in Bozeman twice- Montana has a lot of problems we don't have here, and Montanans, in my opinion, tend to be gloomier than Idahoans. I can say that, from experience, it's much harder to make a buck there than here, and the weather is not as pleasant. But, if it's isolation you seek, both states have plenty of it left.

If you are not living in California any more, why concern yourself so much with California problems? Neither Idaho nor Montana is remotely similar to California, and I seriously doubt any place in either state will ever have San Francisco's problems in our lifetimes. What happens in one place does not automatically happen in another.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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That's an interesting observation about Savannah. My daughter moved there 2 years ago and likes it many times more than she did Portland, where she lived for 3 years before. While I haven't visited here yet, I do know she's doing much better there than she ever did in Oregon.

If you believe Stanley is filling up too fast, I tend to doubt N. Montana will be any more suitable for you, at least for very long. I've spent considerable time up there, and lived in Bozeman twice- Montana has a lot of problems we don't have here, and Montanans, in my opinion, tend to be gloomier than Idahoans. I can say that, from experience, it's much harder to make a buck there than here, and the weather is not as pleasant. But, if it's isolation you seek, both states have plenty of it left.

If you are not living in California any more, why concern yourself so much with California problems? Neither Idaho nor Montana is remotely similar to California, and I seriously doubt any place in either state will ever have San Francisco's problems in our lifetimes. What happens in one place does not automatically happen in another.
Banjo,

Not surprised about your daughter in the least. Portland has its fair share of problems. Some just don't know about them. As long as she's safe and happy that is what matters

MSR
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Thanks, MSR...
She and I talk on the phone often, and she's doing just fine. Unlike me, she likes big cities, so she has more street savvy than I, so I don't worry much about her safety. But even when they're fully grown, your kids are always kids in your heart. I'm sure I worry about her more than she does.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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I believe the op has a justified observation. I too believe there are A LOT of rude people in Idaho falls. And in my 1+ yrs of living here I have attributed some, not all, of the rudeness toward and individual based on a few aspects.

1- Your liscence plate. If it says California, or some other place, your automatically a bad person. I dont know why, but it is so, as TOLD to me in some very colorfull language.

2- your religious beliefs. In my honest opion, and based on the judgments of most of my neighbors. Because I do not follow a specific religion, or any, I'm wrong, therfore so are my children. So my children are not allowed to play with thier's, and the friendly waves are no more.

Based on more then one occasion, I feel outsiders are judged and treated unfairly as such.
These are all my own opinions based on actual events. Not saying anyone here is this way.

Nonetheless, after being in the military for so long and traveling the world, this is where I decided to lay my head and raise my family. I will not let the masses determine how I live my life. I have had to pull my kids outta of school based on how they were being treated in school, and that was my choice. I grew up and lived in California for 90% of my life and I am truley glad to be out of that Hell hole, and here with the few friends I do have.
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