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Old 03-04-2013, 12:40 AM
 
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I really don't know what North Idaho is like. I found people there to be real friendly when I visited this Summer.
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After reading what Mystical had to say, I think I may have changed my mind about Coeur d'Alene.
Not to sound bad, MamaGrace, but read the two quotes above. Reading all of MysticalDream's post will show that the bulk of his/her problem with Idaho is the Boise area. CDA is not in that area, it is in North Idaho and changing your mind about CDA based on what was said about southern Idaho is something you should reconsider. It's just a thought.

 
Old 03-04-2013, 01:04 AM
 
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Mama Grace I did buy a house in NID Rathdrum to be exact. I wanted to be close to everything, and still have property, and live in the trees. I am in the process of moving as we speak (what a pain) But what a awesome thing this is. Where I live in Ca. is still a really nice place, but it is changing fast, and not in a good way.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Elcamino, How are you liking Idaho? I am in CA and thinking strongly of moving there. What are the people like? How freezing is it in the winter? lol Thanks
 
Old 03-10-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Coeur d Alene, ID
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Funny story about what people are like here. Yesterday was gorgeous march day. I walked to my office in the morning, and about 2 I was done and decided to walk to beacon for a needed afternoon delight. As I am walking across 3rd, I see a phone on the ground, its a Samsung note 2 ($600 phone). I pick it up and find its locked on silent. So I sit there at the bench infront of Wells Fargo for 45 minutes asking people who are walking by and who look like they are looking for something if they lost a phone. Needless to say, within 45 minutes, lots of locals and a couple of my friends from beacon had passed and found out, and were looking as well. I finally got a call from a guy at Bonsai on the phone (I had to keep staring at the screen since it was locked and on silent so I wouldn't miss a call) who said it was his brothers and they were from out of town and visiting and lost it. I told him who I was and where I was, said finish your meal and I will be at the bar up on the corner, stop by.

About 20 minutes later he walks in, there is the normal 10-15 of us at the corner of the bar. I had plugged his phone in since it was almost dead, and so when he came in, i asked for his ID to verify what he told me on the phone and then gave it back to him. He was from Bakersfield and was relieved and thrown off by our group when he came into beacon (we are all 26-35) that someone would do that for him, I said "welcome to idaho" He smiled and sat a 50 on the bar and said next round was on him and left. Never asked for it, but it was a nice thing for him to do.

Thats my most recent "I love CDA" story =)
 
Old 03-10-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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If you can put up with 2 cold months Dec. and Jan. The rest is not bad at all. I have lived in snow a couple of times in my life previously, and NID winters are not nearly as bad as other places that have snow because you are not that high up. I think CDA is only 2000 feet or something like that. The best (or worst) thing about any place are the people, and that definitely has a lot to do with what makes North Idaho a nice place.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Funny story about what people are like here. Yesterday was gorgeous march day. I walked to my office in the morning, and about 2 I was done and decided to walk to beacon for a needed afternoon delight. As I am walking across 3rd, I see a phone on the ground, its a Samsung note 2 ($600 phone). I pick it up and find its locked on silent. So I sit there at the bench infront of Wells Fargo for 45 minutes asking people who are walking by and who look like they are looking for something if they lost a phone. Needless to say, within 45 minutes, lots of locals and a couple of my friends from beacon had passed and found out, and were looking as well. I finally got a call from a guy at Bonsai on the phone (I had to keep staring at the screen since it was locked and on silent so I wouldn't miss a call) who said it was his brothers and they were from out of town and visiting and lost it. I told him who I was and where I was, said finish your meal and I will be at the bar up on the corner, stop by.

About 20 minutes later he walks in, there is the normal 10-15 of us at the corner of the bar. I had plugged his phone in since it was almost dead, and so when he came in, i asked for his ID to verify what he told me on the phone and then gave it back to him. He was from Bakersfield and was relieved and thrown off by our group when he came into beacon (we are all 26-35) that someone would do that for him, I said "welcome to idaho" He smiled and sat a 50 on the bar and said next round was on him and left. Never asked for it, but it was a nice thing for him to do.

Thats my most recent "I love CDA" story =)
Great post! I think CDA is a beautiful place. I am originally from Nebraska, then AZ and CA for the past 12 yrs. I am a teacher and moved to CA from AZ because my daughter wanted me to move here. I have been stuck for the last five years due to the economy and really need to get out. I have a lot of friends here, but from what I have experienced, it is way too materialistic and just not my cup of tea. I miss the four seasons, love snow and cold or stormy weather. Does anyone know how hard it would be to get a teaching job in CDA. I have a B.S. and 15 yrs. experience. We are Catholic, so I don't know if not being Mormon would effect my getting hired. Thank you!
 
Old 03-10-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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If you can put up with 2 cold months Dec. and Jan. The rest is not bad at all. I have lived in snow a couple of times in my life previously, and NID winters are not nearly as bad as other places that have snow because you are not that high up. I think CDA is only 2000 feet or something like that. The best (or worst) thing about any place are the people, and that definitely has a lot to do with what makes North Idaho a nice place.
ElCamino,
Thanks for the response. I am originally from Nebraska, so how would the Idaho winters compare with that? How are you liking the people? I am conservative, but am probably more on the moderate conservative end. I am against abortion (conservative) but don't like hunting and killing animals. I am a tree hugger conservative. lol ..Will that fly in CDA or should I look elsewhere, like maybe Washington or Oregon?
What is the Mormon % in CDA? In AZ there are a lot of Mormons and I have many Mormon friends, but I am aware of what it is to live in a predominantly Mormon community when one is not Mormon. Is that what CDA is like?
I tell people that when I moved from AZ to CA, I went from being a "sinner" to a "saint." I drink coffee and used to smoke. The Mormons frown on that and in CA, that was the least of their problems. lol
 
Old 03-10-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Coeur d Alene, ID
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I would think the mormon population is below 5%. You guys are confusing N Idaho with S Idaho.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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This is City-Data's list of religious demographics for CdA based on Kootenai County, 2010.
Catholic: 36.1%
Assembly of God: 14%
Mormon: 13.6%
Lutheran: 6.5%
Evangelical Lutheran: 5.5%

That's compared to say, Idaho Falls in southern Idaho:
Mormon: 70.9%
Catholic: 14.9%
Southern Baptist: 2.7%
United Methodist: 2%
Lutheran: 1.8%

So there are lots of Mormons, even in north Idaho, but it's nowhere near the percentage seen in southern Idaho.

As far as your political views, you may find them challenged from time to time if you decide to discuss them with someone, but Idaho is generally live and let live--as long as you don't make your views an issue, they won't be an issue for anyone else.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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ElCamino,
Thanks for the response. I am originally from Nebraska, so how would the Idaho winters compare with that? How are you liking the people? I am conservative, but am probably more on the moderate conservative end. I am against abortion (conservative) but don't like hunting and killing animals. I am a tree hugger conservative. lol ..Will that fly in CDA or should I look elsewhere, like maybe Washington or Oregon?
What is the Mormon % in CDA? In AZ there are a lot of Mormons and I have many Mormon friends, but I am aware of what it is to live in a predominantly Mormon community when one is not Mormon. Is that what CDA is like?
I tell people that when I moved from AZ to CA, I went from being a "sinner" to a "saint." I drink coffee and used to smoke. The Mormons frown on that and in CA, that was the least of their problems. lol
We have a LOT of catholic friends here. Way more than in SoCal. And the LDS population (as someone else mentioned) is very under-represented here. But...I'd keep any anti-hunting feelings to yourself up here. It would be like moving to beachfront Newport Beach and telling everyone around you that nobody should be out there getting tan or surfing or wearing swimsuits...not the way to make friends.

EVERYONE we know shoots, and most of them hunt. Even our pastor is gone on opening day of hunting season and our church is a ghost town that Sunday. Camo clothing pretty much outsells any other fashion from September through November here. And it's not a redneck thing. Our bankers, lawyers, clergy, and various people who hold higher educational degrees and wealthy folks shoot, fish, and hunt just like everyone else, although less often since they're busier with work or other pursuits to some degree.

So yeah...if hunting BOTHERS you to the point where you would feel you have to be outspoken about it, I honestly don't think this area would be a good fit for you...just my $.02...
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