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A nice place to live - 12/14/2009
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Emmett, ID

Emmett is a bedroom community nestled in a valley. It is a very nice place to live, but I do not like the cold winters.

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A nice place to live - 12/14/2009

Emmett is a bedroom community nestled in a valley. It is a very nice place to live, but I do not like the cold winters.[read more...]