Californians are ruining Idaho

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Locals always have the price of not taking the higher offers and selling for less to help keep the prices low, right? I hear the same complaint here in Montana constantly, but strangely not one "native" Montanan has refused the bigger money. :tu
Well, that's true. I'm pretty sure I would take the bigger bucks if I were to sell my home. But, it does have a trickle down effect. The high cost of real estate in Nashville also has an effect on the rental market as well. Renters are being forced out of their homes because of the ever escalating rental prices. Folks that were barely getting by previously are now becoming homeless and the homeless encampments are looking like those in San Francisco and Portland.
 

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The price of our house has doubled in 4 years, basically all that means is my taxes went up unless I sell. Subdivisions are going up all around us, I know of at least 6 new developments in a town of 15,000. We are only 40 minutes from Boise where a house is hard to find available. I've actually never met a "native" Idahoan, but know a few people who were born here, none of them Native American, everyone is from somewhere else. That might change if they start building that casino across the internet from my house. I've run into a few bad apples while out hunting, but it never had much to do with where they came from. I remember the sign at the gift shop, "I wasn't born in Idaho, but I got here as fast as I could", that about says it.
 

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Problem with most people moving to a new state is they move in and get settled and then they realize that the slow paced ,country living,everything closese at 6pm,everybody waves at you ,weather they know you or not,everybody carries a gun ,hunts fishes has a dog,drives a gas or diesel truck and oh yeah makes around $55,000 a year lifestyle is not what they thought it was going to be like. They came here on vacation a few times and said to themselves how nice it was to be so relaxed, we should move here people were so friendly. Then they move here, first is wow nothing open after 6pm except gas station. Then winter hits ice snow and roads maybe not plowed till afternoon or maybe not at all. Then they go into first diner and see someone who has gun on and there talking about recent politics and here someone say something they don't agree with. Then they want to change things,they want restaurants to stay open later for there convenience they are scared of guns and people who ware them they don't like the loud trucks going down there street early in the morning or evening because they are to loud they don't like the person waving at them because they don't know them makes them suspicious. They want what they had in the state they moved from. They forgot why the moved in the first place. Sad!! I moved from northern Cali to Idaho 13 yrs ago I moved to a town that was just like the town I grew up in. I needed nor want to change anything, would it be nice to have a Red Robin close to eat at sure, but I don't consider a 2 1/2 hr drive that bad to go eat and shop for a day a bad thing. When I here the loud truck go by at 3am it doesn't bother me I know that person has a job,when I pass that loud truck and the person driving it waves I wave back,he waves because he goes by my home every day we've never met he is just neighborly as he recognized the truck I drive. Good country life!! It's not for everyone but it is for me and my family.
 

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I would say that many Californians moving to North Idaho are Tea Party / Libertarian types instead of the traditional Republicans that have populated this state over the years. It is creating quite a rift within the party, with a lot of name calling (RINO is a term thrown around a lot). It's not as fun around here as it was 20 years ago with all of this strife.

If Democrats are moving from California they sure aren't vocal about their politics / beliefs. I actually think the reputation that precedes us keeps the more left-inclined folks from wanting to move here.
 

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I would say that many Californians moving to North Idaho are Tea Party / Libertarian types instead of the traditional Republicans that have populated this state over the years. It is creating quite a rift within the party, with a lot of name calling (RINO is a term thrown around a lot). It's not as fun around here as it was 20 years ago with all of this strife.

If Democrats are moving from California they sure aren't vocal about their politics / beliefs. I actually think the reputation that precedes us keeps the more left-inclined folks from wanting to move here.
Good post.

I just realized I should have said "Californians are ruining the Treasure Valley". I think that would be way more accurate.
 

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We have a family friend from Sonoma County in her late 80s who has lived in California her entire life and just bought a house in Nampa. She’s finally had it with CA and is bugging out.
 

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Californians ruined America. Not just Idaho.
 

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Californians ruined America. Not just Idaho.
You’re wrong on that thought. Liberal progressives ruined America, infiltrated our schools, dumbed down kids who were in the which way does the wind blow mode, corrupted the populace with promises of you don’t have to work for anything, we will take care of you cradle to grave and dumb people sucked it up. They convinced a generation they couldn’t think or care for themselves.
And these same politicians are still pushing the same crap but they may have finally shot themselves in the foot. They went too far and the population is starting to push back, hopefully the winds will shift this midterm election. The pandemic controls, the border, the economy, CRT and their arrogant attitude towards every member of society in one way or another may just be the tipping point, one can only hope.
 

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What I've been hearing lately is that many, if not most, of the Kalies are farther to the right than the natives.
I moved here from the East 30 years ago. The joke then was you could leave LA at 530 PM and arrive in Boise in 1972. If you saw a black man walking down the street, locals would say, "Must be a basketball game at BSU".
I realized not long ago that when I first moved to Boise, it reminded me of my hometown in the 60's. That's kinda gone, but so am I-I moved west 3 years ago. Caldwell reminds me of-you guessed it- Boise in the 80's.
Lots of folks running in the local primaries have a plank in the platform for limiting growth, preserving the Ag lands that surround the town, and impact fees. The state was stagnant for so long that politicians were aimed at giving tax breaks to attract new businesses that recent events have bit them in the butt. Except for the ones holding real estate licenses and construction companies. They didn't realize that Idaho itself-location, weather, outdoor activities, etc would bring workers here.
Me, I only had to wait about 20 years to get some of the changes I wanted and that I don't think will hurt too much: Decent NY style pizza, close facsimile to a real Italian sub and a good Philly (the way they used to be made) cheesesteak sandwich. With the advent of on-line ordering, I can get Habbersett's Scrapple delivered to my door. I'm good.
UPDATE! We're getting a Jersey Mikes in Caldwell!
 

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