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Old 01-04-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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Me and my friend are looking to move to CDA, moving out of CA.

We're mid to late teens moving out in about two years and wondering if the collages are good and good places to live manley a 2 bedroom apartment ( Not wanting to live in the dorms. ) Also maybe a boarding stable ( I have a horse. )

Mostly wanting to know more about CDA, how friendly the people are and etc. We know about the cold and we are fine with that.

I know the culture up there is different than CA, ( I have heard complaints about Californians and how they are. ) I spent most of my childhood in Oregon and hear that Oregon and Idaho are similar.

We have heard great things about Idaho and are very interested learning more about it, also just wanting to get out of CA .

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Old 01-04-2015, 07:24 PM
 
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It's great, but please don't bring California with you! Look to assimilate and hopefully you are conservative minded. If not, please go to CO...you will like it better!
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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Oregon and Idaho are similar? Maybe in terrain, but not necessarily in politics. ID is very red, while Oregon is blue.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Are you looking for a 4-year, university program or a community college?
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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What part of Oregon are you from? Portland, Eugene, and surrounding areas are pretty liberal, (as Sagle Sam said, you'll be more comfortable in Colorado). East of the Cascades is pretty conservative, (political soulmates with Wyoming and Idaho).
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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Speaking of Colorado, there is CO State University in Fort Collins, which has a lot of rural area around it, plenty of places to board a horse.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Coeur d Alene, ID
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While I am going to be helpful as well, I am also going to be a bit sharp.

You're in your late teens and wanting to get out on your own, thats awesome. First step, don't depend upon others for what you need. In this moment, use the search function and search what your looking for, or read some of the many, many threads regarding what you are looking for and those will give you many of the answers you seek.

As far as what you are looking for, OR and ID have very different politics, have you ever visited and seen if this is somewhere you would like to be? IMO you should be looking at schools to attend, not areas.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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Shaner just gave you some very good advice.

While it's not BAD to consider the area, finding a school that fits your needs is far and away more important. For example, whether you move to northern or southern Idaho should be a lot more about the merits of BSU versus U of I for your specific needs.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:34 PM
 
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What part of Oregon are you from? Portland, Eugene, and surrounding areas are pretty liberal, (as Sagle Sam said, you'll be more comfortable in Colorado). East of the Cascades is pretty conservative, (political soulmates with Wyoming and Idaho).
Along these lines, the following is some humor from the Eastern Oregon perspective. On-topic only because it mentions Idaho I have no idea where I found it first, but it has been broadcast all around the internet.

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Advice for urbanites from the good people of Eastern Oregon

Because of misunderstandings that frequently develop when people from the Willamette Valley or, even worse, Californians cross into Eastern Oregon, the folk of rural Oregon have developed the following informational list:

Be Advised and Forewarned:

1. That slope-shouldered farm boy did more work before breakfast than you do all week at the gym.

2. It's called a "gravel road." No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your Navigator. I have a four wheel drive because I need it. Drive it or get it out of the way.

3. We all started hunting and fishing when we were seven years old. Yeah, we saw Bambi. We got over it.

4. Any references to "corn fed" when talking about our women will get you whipped...by our women.

5. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod. Don't cry to us if a steelhead breaks it off at the handle. We have a name for those little 13-inch trout you fish for...bait.

6. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it. You might hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time.

8. That's right. Whiskey is only two bucks. We can buy a fifth for what you paid in the airport for one drink.

9. No, there's no "Vegetarian Special" on the menu. Order steak. Order it rare. Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two pounds of ham and turkey. Yeah, we have sweet tea. It comes in a glass with two packets of sugar and a long spoon.

10. You bring Coke into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice.

11. So you have a sixty thousand dollar car. We're real impressed. We have quarter of a million dollar combines that we use two weeks a year.

2. Let's get this straight. We have one stoplight in town. We stop when it's red. We may even stop when it's yellow.

13. Our women hunt, fish, and drive trucks - because they want to. So, you're a feminist. Isn't that cute.

14. Yeah, we eat catfish and sturgeon. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the bait shop.

15. They are pigs. That's what they smell like. Get over it. Don't like it? Interstate 84 goes two ways - we suggest west, folks in Idaho aren't as liberal as we are in rural Oregon.

16. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday. You can get breakfast at the church.

17. So every person in every pickup waves. It's called being friendly. Understand the concept?

18. Yeah, we have golf courses. Don't hit in the water hazards. It spooks the fish.

19. That Highway Patrol Officer that just pulled you over for driving like an idiot...his name is "Sir"...no matter how old he is.

Now, enjoy your visit and then go home...ASAP!
Of course, take it with a grain of salt... But perhaps it may illustrate with a little humor the real dichotomy between eastern and western OR. More appropriately, it illustrates some of the cultural change between metropolitan and rural. And the reaction ruralites have to condescending metropolitan types.

If you found it funny, you just might fit in fine
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:39 PM
 
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Thank you for all your advice and support but to clear up a few things for you guys, I have picked Idaho because I do have libertarian/conservative point of views and yes Oregon is becoming more like CA. And yes I'm lived more around Portland area.
I wanted Coeur D'Alene because, one its North Idaho (love the weather) and two it has a decent College but the college is not for me it's for my friend thats going up with me.

After I posted the thread I did a lot of research about Idaho, from the cities to the politics and the weather and I have found that it's the place I have been looking for ever sence I was twelve :3
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