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Thoughts on Boise, Idaho?

By BayArea follow BayArea   2019 Aug 20, 10:00pm 3,510 views   32 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Anyone familiar with Boise?

Wife and I going to visit for a weekend vacation and to scope it out as a potential move away from the congested hell hole Silicon Valley,
1   tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 21, 1:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Do you like long cold winters with lots of snow?
2   Automan Empire   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 21, 1:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I knew two people who moved from LA to Idaho, something like 20 years ago. When they visited 1-2 years later, it looked like they had AGED like 20 years! Wrinkly, leathery skin that is usually seen in people who live places like Victorville, Barstow, and Palmdale.

IDK what Boise is like, but my parents tried to retire to Clearlake, CA which is a rather isolated community. If you didn't go to high school there, there was NO assimilating into the community. Lots of passive and not so passive aggression. They wanted out badly and it took 2+ years to finally sell the place at a loss.
3   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2019 Aug 21, 2:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Coeur d'Alene is gorgeous. I have had clients who retired there and loved it, even the winter, because they liked winter sports. However, they were Northern European and were into that kind of stuff.

By some accounts, Boise is one of the places where coastal Californians can actually adapt, especially if they have the option to leave at the worst two cold months of the year. However, Californians probably will feel so rich there, frequent vacations won't seem like a problem. And yeah, Idaho is gorgeous in many areas. 600k in Boise will get you some pretty nice digs.
4   tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 21, 2:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If medical care is important to you, keep in mind that Kaiser, consistently rated by its members as the best HMO in the U.S., operates only in CA, OR, WA, CO, MD and VA.

The most temperate climate in the U.S. is in the mountains region of Western NC.
6   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2019 Aug 21, 4:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Boise welcomes with open arms all of the California Civil Service Pension Expatriates, who are fleeing the shithole they wiped with their asses on the way out.
7   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 21, 9:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Automan Empire says
When they visited 1-2 years later, it looked like they had AGED like 20 years! Wrinkly, leathery skin that is usually seen in people who live places like Victorville, Barstow, and Palmdale


Bwahahaha.

I think I can deal with the four seasons, lack of congestion, and low cost of living. The leathery skin may be a deal breaker however lol
8   WookieMan   ignore (4)   2019 Aug 21, 11:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ceffer says
Coeur d'Alene is gorgeous.


Beat me to it. Northern ID is pretty badass. Another cool spot up there is Sandpoint, ID. Probably about 30 min. north of Coeur d'Alene. Didn't get a chance to get on it, but Lake Pend Oreille looked pretty amazing. Plus if you're cool with somewhat long drives of ~6 hours there's a ton of amazing shit in any direction if you have long weekend opportunities.

Can't speak to Boise personally, haven't been since I was a kid and don't really remember it. If you're cool with seasons changing, it's likely going to be a place you can enjoy. I can visit/vacation to CA, but I don't know how some of y'all actually live there. I could most certainly see myself living in Idaho though.
9   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2019 Aug 22, 4:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If you have schoolagers, the worst part of the Bay Area is not the traffic.

And not the high rents/housing costs. Nor the taxes.

The worst part, is the toxic environment in the public schools.

I know three former coworkers who had personal connection to three of the suicides (one of them was a parent of suicider, another a godparent).

All three Honors Students at public high schools in The Fortress.

Three different kids. Two boys, one girl. Equal Opportunity victims: one Chinese, one Indian, one white. Three different modes of suicide: Caltrain, hanging, overdose.

The toxic environment here is not worth it. GTF out before about 4th grade or so.
10   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (52)   2019 Aug 22, 4:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Wow. Just wow. Toxic environment = ???
11   RC2006   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 22, 4:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

/\ I never thought of this when distant relative in bay are suicided in HS.
12   covid_shmovid   ignore (5)   2019 Aug 22, 5:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Automan Empire says
I knew two people who moved from LA to Idaho, something like 20 years ago. When they visited 1-2 years later, it looked like they had AGED like 20 years!


No surprise: they saving so much money compared to LA they have no choice but live in the Caligulan splendor....
13   Y   ignore (3)   2019 Aug 22, 9:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

None at all.
currently consumed with Girlsey, California...

BayArea says
Thoughts on Boise, Idaho?
14   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2019 Aug 22, 10:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Fetid, tiny crap shack on the Peninsula with a 20 year old car, or Caligulan splendor on an estate with hired help in Boise, your choice.
15   covid_shmovid   ignore (5)   2019 Aug 22, 11:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ceffer says
Fetid, tiny crap shack on the Peninsula with a 20 year old car, or Caligulan splendor on an estate with hired help in Boise, your choice.


But the weather, man, THE WEATHER!!!
16   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 23, 6:27am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Boise is 89% white.

I think this will bother some on this site.
17   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2019 Aug 23, 6:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

BayArea says
Boise is 89% white.

I think this will bother some on this site.


Are there any 89% POC demographic locales worth retiring to?
18   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 23, 7:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says
BayArea says
Boise is 89% white.

I think this will bother some on this site.


Are there any 89% POC demographic locales worth retiring to?


I’ll get my popcorn...
19   komputodo   ignore (3)   2019 Aug 23, 7:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says
BayArea says
Boise is 89% white.

I think this will bother some on this site.


Are there any 89% POC demographic locales worth retiring to?

no
20   rocketjoe79   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 23, 5:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Diversity does not equal quality of life.
21   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2019 Aug 23, 5:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

To scope it out see how weather is in the winter, check out culture. If you can live in that move, otherwise keep looking.

Two things you cannot change... weather and neighbors.
22   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Oct 4, 6:44am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

That’s why I want sufficient room away from neighbor via land.
23   rd6B   ignore (1)   2019 Oct 4, 7:11am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says
BayArea says
Boise is 89% white.

I think this will bother some on this site.


Are there any 89% POC demographic locales worth retiring to?

El Paso TX if you like desert hiking and polite, friendly people
24   Shaman   ignore (2)   2019 Oct 4, 7:44am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Thailand is awfully nice and the people are friendly.
25   rocketjoe79   ignore (2)   2019 Oct 4, 8:29am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Quigley says
Thailand is awfully nice and the people are friendly.


Sticky hot. Like Florida. Ick.

But, beaches and superbly handsome people.
27   HEYYOU   ignore (50)   2019 Oct 4, 12:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

How many big govt. retired socialist Rep/Cons are sucking up tax dollars from other states in pensions & retirements?
Moving to another state does not eliminate Republican socialism.
It would be great if all CA. city,county,state pensions were taken over by the PBGC & cut 90% for lack of contributions.
We must eliminate socialism for Republicans or America will die.
28   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2019 Oct 4, 4:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says

Are there any 89% POC demographic locales worth retiring to?

Perhaps you can ask John Cleese.
29   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Dec 29, 5:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Planning a trip to go have a look.

As said above, a lot is made about whether the Bay Area is a good place for school aged kids. The positive side is that they will have endless opportunities and they will be pushed. The negative side is that, well, they will be pushed (competition and pressure).

Putting kids through school in the Bay Area weighs heavily on parents, no doubt.
30   just_dregalicious   ignore (2)   2019 Dec 30, 8:14am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CBOEtrader says
Boise is 89% white.


When I was a kid in the 70s California was 91% white. I don't remember anyone bitching until about a decade ago.
31   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Dec 30, 8:30am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

BlueSardine says
None at all.
currently consumed with Girlsey, California...

BayArea says
Thoughts on Boise, Idaho?


Guaranteed that image is not from CA. Looks like Havasu or something like that.

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