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Old 04-22-2018, 05:27 AM
 
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Well said CAHntr. Growing up in the East Bay I remember my Father as well as others having a shotgun hanging in a rack in the back window of there pick up trucks. Now law abiding California citizens have to have a license and go though a back ground check just to buy a box of 22s at there local Walmart store. It is unacceptable for law abiding,tax paying citizens to be punished by this tyrannical California Government when at the same time this same government in
defiance of federal law rolls out the red carpet for the thousands of illegals poring across our southern border. And your right the entire state is controlled by the Bay Area, LA, and San Diego. The remaining residents of the state no longer really have a say in anything. It will not be long till this lawless government in Ca. will make it a crime to own that pellet gun you mentioned.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I have not looked at Twin Falls. I have been though Twin falls but don't really know that much about the place.
You might want to check out the weather data. It may or may not be what you're after. It goes without saying that what brings the beauty to Idaho is the fact tat she has four distinct seasons
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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[mod note] Just a friendly reminder to not wander too far "off topic". It gives a measure of relief to express frustration and to bash what California has become, and I too "escaped" when I retired, for those same reasons as you enumerate. But this thread is not the place to articulate our opinions of what the Golden State has evolved into. Thank you. [/mod cut]
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:29 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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High rents are both good and bad. Good, as it generally means the economy is doing well, and there are not enough apartments to maintain stable rents. Bad, as it prices many out of the market.

But, back to good, it encourages new construction. Growth.
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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High rents are both good and bad. Good, as it generally means the economy is doing well, and there are not enough apartments to maintain stable rents. Bad, as it prices many out of the market.

But, back to good, it encourages new construction. Growth.
Yup. Whenever I go out into the county, I'm always amazed at the new construction now. The latest construction I noticed were all multi-unit dwellings- apartment houses and possible town homes.

I like that idea quite a lot. More of them will keep down the sprawl, but I'm sure the primary reason why they're being built now is because they may be the wave of the future.

The younger generations that followed the boomers don't want the same housing the boomers and the older generations wanted. Home ownership, with all its expense, is not aspirational to them. They want a home that is smaller, easier to take care of, and one that won't tie them down if they decide to move.

Many of them don't believe they will ever be able to afford a McMansion either, so instead of aiming for a goal they see cannot be achieved, they save their money to buy things other than a house.

For contractors, apartments make far more profit than houses now, with far less risk. I'm sure we will see many, many more rising in this decade.

The McMansion craze began due to the profit margin. Building a large fancy home isn't that much more expensive for the contractors, but the McMansions sure put the U.S. into a bucket of trouble when it cause the Great Recession. The kids felt the sting of that the most, so that's part of the reason they don't want that burden now.

Tiny homes may become an alternate way of building profitable housing if they are well planned as an addition. The Millennials like to hang out in groups, and I can see how they would like living in a tiny house, if there was a big community gathering space in the middle of a subdivision. It works for townhouses, so I'm sure it would for tiny houses.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Houston
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For who?
Exactly... quantify that. QOL is a perception. If radical change is not your idea of good then it isn't good for you. If you long for the swing to the left just move. don't spread it to where it isn't a desired ideal.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Houston
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As one who was born, raised and lived most of my life in California, I have watched it go from a great place to live to an unrecognizable pit of misery. Dilly Dilly!! We are moving to the IF area in 2019 and the last thing we want is to bring California's BS with us. Fortunately on our trips up there we have met incredibly wonderful people who don't judge us based on where we're coming from, but on who we are. I've known since I lived in Boise briefly in 2004-5 that we'd retire to Idaho.

So when you briefly see our CA license plates, don't be mad, just stop by for a beer.
Man I hear ya. In the preliminary stages of planing pre-retirement.

I don't want to end up in a town that will turn into what I left in Portland. The Californication is nearly complete in the town of my birth. This thread startled me. I never thought that Idaho would be attractive to large amounts of people that did not understand (or plan to live within) the general flavor of the region. Minimal state interference in your day to day life and a pride in self reliance, this what I draw from the "inter mountain" region.
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Mountain girl trapped on the beach
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In California, everyone is planning to flee to Idaho and Colorado.
Dang it, I was thinking about taking a job at INL. I'm a Colorado native who wouldn't go back to Colorado because of all the accursed Californians and if I go to Idaho I'll have to deal with them again?
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Dang it, I was thinking about taking a job at INL. I'm a Colorado native who wouldn't go back to Colorado because of all the accursed Californians and if I go to Idaho I'll have to deal with them again?
Take a peak at this thread, doesn't seem you would be living in the area the flock to most
Where are Californians moving?
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Dang it, I was thinking about taking a job at INL. I'm a Colorado native who wouldn't go back to Colorado because of all the accursed Californians and if I go to Idaho I'll have to deal with them again?
Come hide out with me here in the Rust Belt The hipsters and California exiles definitely do not find it a trendy area and the clouds and snow scare them off, lol. I love it here!

It is kind of mixed what happened with Colorado. It's good that there was growth but it got out of hand with the gentrification. I know several people from there who moved out and said it was because stuff just got too spendy and crowded. Seems like kind of a shame since it sounds like it's a beautiful state.

A lot of areas in Idaho seem to be blowing up as well. I'm on the job hunt and have had recruiters calling me about opportunities in Idaho. Pretty much all of the Mountain West is seeing growth/migration from other areas of the country. I promise though I won't be one of them and will stay put here

If you really want to move to Idaho, then go for it. Californians aren't bad
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