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Old 04-28-2020, 01:08 AM
 
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I know Idaho Falls is quite a ways from Burley but so is Boise. For some reason those are being the only two options for posting so I chose Idaho Falls. I currently live in Oregon and was looking into moving to Burley. I am white with a little bit of Native American and my husband is black with a little Native American. We have 3 kids together. Just curious if we would be received well or if that kind of thing is frowned upon here. Thank you much for honest responses.

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Old 04-28-2020, 09:29 PM
 
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I know Idaho Falls is quite a ways from Burley but so is Boise. For some reason those are being the only two options for posting so I chose Idaho Falls. I currently live in Oregon and was looking into moving to Burley. I am white with a little bit of Native American and my husband is black with a little Native American. We have 3 kids together. Just curious if we would be received well or if that kind of thing is frowned upon here. Thank you much for honest responses.
This would be interesting to know. There is alot of development going on down there. I would be also curious about this. Lots of newer affordable homes coming into East Idaho.
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Old 04-29-2020, 04:09 AM
 
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Why Burley?

I have nothing against Burley- once had a great uncle and aunt who lived there- but if you are thinking of living in Burley and working in Idaho Falls, that's both a very long commute, a lot of wasted time, and a rather chancy proposition.

Idaho Falls does have the jobs, so folks from all over the upper valley are commuting to them along with other folks coming up from the south. So, the jobs are being filled by people from Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Rigby, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Ashton, Ririe, and smaller towns to the north and Shelley, Firth, Blackfoot, and Pocatello to the south, along with other smaller towns.

All are closer than Burley.
If I was looking at Burley to live, natrually, I would look for work there first, and then in Pocatello secondly. Twin Falls would be next, and for me, it would be a toss-up between Pocatello and Twin as to a work commute.

Your racial mix won't matter at all in any of these places. Burley is close to the Ft. Hall Reseervation, but Pocatello and Blackfoot are closer if your Native American heritage is important to the decision.

Burley is an old, small farm town that grew 100 years ago as a good railroad siding, but hasn't grown much since. Like lots of towns like it, the folks who live there tend to all be from families who have lived in the area for generations, still work the land, and stay because family is there.
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Old 05-01-2020, 03:18 PM
 
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There could be issues... there or many places. Has there ever been issues for your family before? Some of it probably is skill navigating, some of it is luck (good or bad).

There is some gang activity there, like most places. Trouble might come out of that or otherwise.

I'd visit for a few days before committing, talk to folks direct (including school district and police) and use your own instincts to decide.

Burley is in the outer orbit of Twin Falls. About 10,000 in town, 25k in the county. About 61% white, 37% hispanic, 1% Native American. 1% Asian and just 0.1% black. Mostly conservative. At least half LDS.

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Old 05-02-2020, 02:29 AM
 
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In my situation, I would have no more commutes and surely I don't want to end up in any more traffic jams like we have here 24/7
Population density here is too many fish in the tank. Plus freeways and infrastructure is in a real bad condition.
Plus we do not want to be near any schools or airports. I have a condition with noise and certain frequencies that irritate me real real bad.
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Old 05-02-2020, 09:52 PM
 
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For you Nowhereman, living south of Burley might work. Low density. 40-50 minutes mostly on Interstate to big box stores in Twin Falls. Enough trees? Depends on property and your standards.

"Might" work, as long as you accept what a place that size has and does not have.

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Old 05-02-2020, 09:59 PM
 
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For you Nowhereman, living south of Burley might work. Low density. 40-50 minutes mostly on Interstate to big box stores in Twin Falls. Enough trees? Depends on property and your standards.
Thank you for your input
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