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Old 07-16-2007, 08:19 PM
Location: Medford, Oregon
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I was just wondering if anyone knows much about Salmon, Idaho. My husband and I are looking for a small mountain town to relocate to, anything under 8,000. We like Idaho, but Montana and Wyoming are both possibilities.

I was also wondering what types of jobs are available in some of the smaller communities in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
We would love to hear any suggestions. Currently, we are living in Southern Oregon.

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Old 07-16-2007, 09:43 PM
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Salmon is beautiful, rustic, slow-paced, and remote (you're hours from any substantial city). The weather is a bit extreme - it gets hot there in the summer (though the hot spells are shorter than most places in Idaho), and it gets pretty cold there in the winter.

I'm not sure about jobs, but it really isn't an economic hub of any sort. Tourism, agriculture, recreation, and general services are the mainstay of jobs. Maybe some teaching and health-care stuff comes up every now and again.

It gets really crowded and busy in the summer months, during rafting and camping season. It's an annoyance, but it isn't a significant problem.

As I mentioned earlier, you're not going to have much in terms of art/culture, nightlife, and shopping centers.

What you will have, though, is one of the most beautiful areas on this planet, and a recreation paradise. And though I see Salmon being discovered in the next ten years, it will never become Missoula, McCall, or Sun Valley. You'll have huge ranch homes, maybe some upper-tier residential homes, and that's about it.
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:36 PM
Location: idaho
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Thumbs up Living in Salmon

I grew up in Salmon. It is a very beautiful place. For a kid growing up I couldn't imagine doing it any other place. There are a lot of things to do, a lot of things for kids to do (outdoors). I still go back a few times a year. People are friendly and helpful. As was mentioned, there is no night life. They role up the streets at night and on weekends. It's a quiet community. Your true small town.
As for jobs there are a few depending on your education and what your skills are. You can look up jobs at the Idaho Job Service web site.
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