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Old 06-20-2006, 07:13 PM
 
Location: aiken,south carolina
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I think we have narrowed it down to start in blackfoot when we get to idaho. Seems to be in a good location. Does anybody have any opinions on blackfoot? How cold is the winter? etc. Thanks!!
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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As Blackfoot is right down the road from me I can tell you the winters get down right cold. Snow, ice, freezing rain are just a few of the fun times along with the infamous Idaho winds.

It's not uncommon for the high temp to reach 15 (don't forget the wind which makes it feel colder) and nights can get down to 15 below zero.

It's right next to Fort Hall Indian reservation. They do have a Super Wal-Mart, some national chain fast food places along with the mom and pop cafes.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:05 AM
 
Location: aiken,south carolina
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We probably will be heading up there in mid october. Do you get snow at that time?
Is blackfoot a nice town?
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Nowhere near Elko, NV
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Default Blackfoot.

I'm originally from the area, and due apologies to any residents on this board, I always thought Blackfoot was kinda dumpy. There's a collection of franchise stores & car dealerships huddled near the I-15 exit, and that's about as picturesque as the place gets.

Combined with the fact that it's virtually treeless, the sagebrush burns every summer, and the view consists of irrigation pipe & foothills, it's pretty much like any middling town in SE Idaho.

Enjoy.

Magpies
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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We probably will be heading up there in mid october. Do you get snow at that time?
Is blackfoot a nice town?

I've seen snow here in any given month. Most often if there's snow on the ground on or before Halloween, we're due for a "good" winter.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Originally Posted by MagpiesMagpiesMagpies
I'm originally from the area, and due apologies to any residents on this board, I always thought Blackfoot was kinda dumpy. There's a collection of franchise stores & car dealerships huddled near the I-15 exit, and that's about as picturesque as the place gets.

Combined with the fact that it's virtually treeless, the sagebrush burns every summer, and the view consists of irrigation pipe & foothills, it's pretty much like any middling town in SE Idaho.

Enjoy.

Magpies
Glad you said it, I was trying to figure out how to be dioplomatic about that
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Glad you said it, I was trying to figure out how to be dioplomatic about that
Yeah, me too. I've lived in Pocatello and Idaho Falls (either end of Blackfoot) and never had that good of an opinion of Blackfoot... however, it's been at least 5 yrs since I've been through that part of ID, so I was thinking maybe Blackfoot had improved.

If I was planning on moving to Eastern Idaho, I think I'd probably go to Pocatello or Idaho Falls first, although I liked my time spent in Boise/Nampa more than my time spent in Poky/IF.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Stockton, Ca
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Just curious for those that have said this, why do you think that Blackfoot is dumpy? We did not spend much time there so I am really curious because it did not look bad. The pics of houses that we have liked in this area have trees and such in the back ground and did not look bad. Your opinions are much welcomed. Thanks for being so helpful.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:09 PM
 
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I never thought Blackfoot was "dumpy" and I did my student teaching there for a semester. It seemed like a quiet, modest town. Maybe to big-city types that seems "dumpy" - I guess it's a matter of what you're looking for in a place to live.
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Old 06-25-2006, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I'm certainly no big city type, but I don't seem to be able to pick up on Blackfoot's charm like I can other small towns. Who knows, might just be me? I wasn't saying it was dumpy, just not too charming.
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