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Reviews of Idaho - 8/10/2009
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homeis?

Here you go:

First - The "grown in Idaho" which are few... don't like "outsiders". They fail to realize that outsiders have brought jobs and wealth to many. (Farmers sold land for millions...to developers.) Idaho has a cyclical economy. Unemployment is typically stable except in Gem county. What the State fights to do (bring in jobs) the "grown in Idaho" criticize. Jobs require some to come from out of state.

Second - Eagle is a beautiful place to live. I would hope that it is because of the "grown in Idaho" influence. The small town atmosphere and I see no race issues (in this area...not all of Idaho). I also hope that Eagle is maintained in the way it was intended. Those that vote and have a say need to say if they don't like it and influence others not to change. (Not use horrible language and act out against "outsiders".)

Open minds do exist here. No one should be drunk driving...pay for a taxi it isn't that much when you consider saving a life costs more ($30 to downtown BTW). LDS exists in all areas. Don't be so personal.

Travel with your children. Outside of Idaho...this goes for the "grown in Idaho" as well as for those that seek "diversity". I have lived in all areas and I always want better... That is typical for my generation. My view won't change if I move. I'll still want better for Idaho, for Eagle, for California, for all areas I love.

To those that are "grown in Idaho"...what if we all took our kids out of daycare, stopped eating at the new restaurants, stopped buying local, and stopped using your services or your business. Would we be missed? If not, let me know where you work and I will gladly stop interrupting your life. In fact, put the stickers back up that say we aren't welcome. I'll make sure I look for them.

Take care... Trader Joe's would be nice. However, it is also nice to support our neighbors.


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MAGNUM

re: Reviews of Idaho - 8/10/2009 - 8/23/2009
First of all it's not the outsiders that are loathed here, its the Commie, Liberal, Obamaprompters that bring their attitudes to a conservative state. Second, stay in Cali if you want growth ect, ect.it's worked so great there huh Arnold!! I happen to still work in California and commute by air 3 times a month, that's how bad we wanted to get out of that Liberal cesspool. Want Trader Joe's? Go find one elsewhere. I want better for this state too. As for Kalifornia? it's a write off! We researched different states for 10 years and chose Idaho. I can't wait to take my 90% retirement and 100% paid medical and wait for the coming revolution. Don't try fleeing here when the lights go out! Your'e not welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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MAGNUM

re: Reviews of Idaho - 8/10/2009 - 11/11/2009
Sorry Michael- wrong again. As a firemedic for 20+ years, I don't do drugs OR own a truck. Talk about typos! Cali schools used to be great when I attended, sadly not anymore. No we aren't hypocrites, we just wanted to move back to the good old USA. I guess we aren't as sophisticated as you in Lafayette. No you can't get the same retirement here as Cali. 60% max is about all my son will get from Boise FD. So what, you can still buy a new house for 120K. Stay in Lafayette with your tofu and BMW and don't come here.


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Steve

re: Reviews of Idaho - 8/10/2009 - 12/20/2015
Magnum, You have to travel to a liberal state to make ends meet financially, but you don't see the link between conservative economic policy and a local economy that does not support your desired lifestyle? You do understand those retirement and insurance plans you are counting on, whether they are union or state were won by labor movements grounded in very liberal socialist ideals? But I have to ask if CA is your economic John, what does that make you when you ignore your ideologies and bend over that mailbox to pick up that check?


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Steve

re: Reviews of Idaho - 8/10/2009 - 12/20/2015
Magnum, You have to travel to a liberal state to make ends meet financially, but you don't see the link between conservative economic policy and a local economy that does not support your desired lifestyle? You do understand those retirement and insurance plans you are counting on, whether they are union or state were won by labor movements grounded in very liberal socialist ideals? But I have to ask if CA is your economic John, what does that make you when you ignore your ideologies and bend over that mailbox to pick up that check?


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J W H

re: Reviews of Idaho - 8/10/2009 - 12/22/2010
Meh. Who cares if the Idaho natives don't like those of us who chose their state out of 49 other states to move to and settle down in. If they don't like it, they can either shut up and get over it or move out and be the outsiders themselves in another state. I, for one, would rather associate with the kindly, hospitable, and friendly folk found all over Idaho. My family and I moved here because we have both strong traditional values and a tight-knit family here. Just because you lived your entire life somewhere doesn't give you the right to be a jackass about it. I lived in Oregon my entire life until mid-2010, and the only complaint I had was the thoughtless tourists and Californians who had no respect for our culture or history; just what they could exploit for their own gain. I love Idaho because it's everything Oregon used to be back in my grandfather's day. I grew up around hunters, fishermen, outdoorsmen, musicians, those who put their bodies and minds through the ringer their entire lives and those who were geniuses in their favorite subject, and odd yet honest people my entire life. I'm happy to know that Idaho has people just like that wherever you go. It's a peaceful, responsible, traditional state that I'm proud to call home and raise my family in. I aim to make my living with computers, and if that bothers some of you, I honestly don't give a damn.


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Michael

re: Reviews of Idaho - 8/10/2009 - 11/1/2009
Gee Magnum, you must have attended one of those commie public schools since you can't spell (public education is a socialist idea so I hope you are sending your spawn to private school). Or maybe you can spell and these are just typos because you had too much meth, or you were trying to type while driving your monster truck. Anyway, why do you still work in California? Don't like the serf wages in the "conservative" state? Or maybe you can't get 90% retirement and 100% paid medical in a "conservative" state. To continue to work in California, while comlaining about it, makes you a hypocrite.


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C
Emmett, ID

Nice quality of life - 6/23/2016

Eagle is a nice area but completely inflated home prices for what you get. While maybe the prices seem like a steal if you're moving from expensive cities, it's absolutely too much for this area and the standard economy. Weather averages aren't very accurate. The area hits the low 100s in June & July with Dec & Jan lows often in the teens, sometimes down to single digits. Granted, these extremes only last for a short span during mid summer and mid winter, it is important to be aware of the huge shift in highs and lows for people who aren't expecting such drastic temps. Great schools, nice people, clean little town. Close to Meridian with plenty family friendly activities, a bit far from downtown if you want to experience drinks and night life. Boise is still lacking a great music scene/night life but I think this will slowly grow into something better with the influx of others moving in. Traffic is annoying due to poor design and planning for growth, nothing like a major city but for a city this size it's a problem. Overall, it's clean with plenty of outdoor activities and family friendly fun. Eagle is a bit stuffy and expensive but the advantages are many. If you're single or a professional couple I'd say downtown Boise, North End Boise or Eagle. If you are raising a family; Meridian or Eagle and if you prefer a bit more space and small town feel for your family; Star, Middleton or Kuna. If you want cheap land and possibly livestock; Middleton or Emmett.

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Mark
Eagle, ID

Annual snowfall data in Eagle, ID - 1/27/2016

There appears to be an error in the data presenting the average annual snowfall for Eagle, ID. I have checked several sources, and it appears there is usually a total annual snowfall of approximately 20 inches. Sperling's states that the annual snowfall is 56 inches which is grossly inaccurate. My wife and I have lived in Eagle for four years, and the annual snowfall has not even reached 20 inches in any of those years. The occasional winter inversions definitely make days gloomy at times, but most of the time Eagle sees plenty of sunshine all year long. The rain and snow often comes during the night. Because the snow usually doesn't last long before it melts away, when it does come several inches at a time, the neighborhood streets may remain slick and icy for a week, making driving a bit challenging, although that only seems to happen two or three times each winter. Eagle temperatures improve rapidly from January through March, with highs in January averaging 38, February 45, and March 55. Spring, summer, and fall are all very pleasant in Eagle, and no month averages more than 2 inches of precipitation. Summer days are warm averaging 90 in July and August, but because of the very low humidity levels, the heat is rarely intense. Having grown up in Chicago with seemingly endlessly snowy winters, lasting into April at times, and with temperatures just as cold in February as those in December and January, Eagle is a far milder and pleasant climate. I spent my adult years in California, a place that offers mild weather most all the time. Yet, in Eagle we have discovered the pleasure of living with people who go out of their way to make us feel welcome. I have never met more pleasant people, whether the cashier at the grocery store, the teller at the bank, or the plumber working at my house. I love the people in Eagle, and I love the weather too. I look forward to my retirement here.

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homeis?
Eagle, ID

Reviews of Idaho - 8/10/2009

Here you go: First - The "grown in Idaho" which are few... don't like "outsiders". They fail to realize that outsiders have brought jobs and wealth to many. (Farmers sold land for millions...to developers.) Idaho has a cyclical economy. Unemployment is typically stable except in Gem county. What the State fights to do (bring in jobs) the "grown in Idaho" criticize. Jobs require some to come from out of state. Second - Eagle is a beautiful place to live. I would hope that it is because of the "grown in Idaho" influence. The small town atmosphere and I see no race issues (in this area...not all of Idaho). I also hope that Eagle is maintained in the way it was intended. Those that vote and have a say need to say if they don't like it and influence others not to change. (Not use horrible language and act out against "outsiders".) Open minds do exist here. No one should be drunk driving...pay for a taxi it isn't that much when you consider saving a life costs more ($30 to downtown BTW). LDS exists in all areas. Don't be so personal. Travel with your children. Outside of Idaho...this goes for the "grown in Idaho" as well as for those that seek "diversity". I have lived in all areas and I always want better... That is typical for my generation. My view won't change if I move. I'll still want better for Idaho, for Eagle, for California, for all areas I love. To those that are "grown in Idaho"...what if we all took our kids out of daycare, stopped eating at the new restaurants, stopped buying local, and stopped using your services or your business. Would we be missed? If not, let me know where you work and I will gladly stop interrupting your life. In fact, put the stickers back up that say we aren't welcome. I'll make sure I look for them. Take care... Trader Joe's would be nice. However, it is also nice to support our neighbors.

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tiffany
Cayucos, CA

Pros and Cons - 12/26/2008

We moved to the Boise area about a year ago via Las Vegas, but are originally from the California coast (lived there for 30 yrs) My fiance and I are in our late 30's and work from home, so we have not had the opportunity to experience the work force or pay scale. Pros of living in Eagle 1. Low cost of housing, beautiful well built homes on acerage for under a million 2. Low crime rate (but home invasions seem to be on the up swing) 3. Friendly people 4. Beautiful seasonal changes and scenary 5. Lovely parks and walk ways especially the green belt 6. Great outdoor activities 7. In shape people, (we have found that most everyone in our neighborhood runs, bikes, hikes, skis or does something athletic which we love to do as well) Cons of living in Eagle 1. To far from the action in Boise/ no tolerance for drinking and driving (which is good don't get me wrong but $$$ to take a cab if you plan to have some drinks) 2. Lack of entertainment, only a few good restaurants no decent bars with music. 3. Not dog friendly. Although many people have dogs there are no dog parks in the Eagle or Boise area where dogs can run around in a fenced area with other dogs. We haven't found any place to board our dog that has an open area for the dogs to run around, most facilities crate their dogs. Good opportunity to open one here! 4. Great airport but not a lot of flights out. We found out the hard way that flights to California usually are not direct and the Boise airport (although very easy to find your way around) only has about 4 or 5 flights a day into LAX, and no late night flights. 5. Poor city planning. It is a real hassle to get in and out of any shopping center, the city for whatever reason usually only has one way in or out to get to your local grocery store, Target etc.. so there is a ton of traffic and people drive very, very slow here. 6. High LDS population. Not a fan of LDS. 7. Not multicultural - we could use a little more ethnicity here - I wouldn't want my kids thinking the whole world is white! Overall, I would put Eagle/Boise high on your list if you are planning a move out of California especially. We also considered Austin, Santa Fe and San Diego. Eagle gives you the biggest bang for your buck if your from Cal. and love a lot of land. It also had the best year round weather (with seasonal changes) and the most out door activites. Just wish we had a Trader Joes here!!

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Dick
Eagle, ID

Boise Idaho - 2/29/2008

Those who have lived here longer say this past winter was unusually cold and the snow fall was unusually high. If so, I look forward to another winter before passing judgement because this one reminded me of living in the mid-west. Snow fell almost every day during January and into the middle of February, but most uncomfortable was the morning temperatures which were typically below freezing. While the temperatures increased during the day causing the snow to melt, it wasn't until late afternoon. The air quality last summer was surprisingly poor, but again, those who have lived here longer say that too was unusual. Inversions were common and the air quality was so bad I could actually taste the air. So far, I am unimpressed with the climate here. The one plus is the low humidity. I suffer from a respiratory condition and find the dry air to be beneficial.

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