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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:32 PM

A small Idaho town isn't so small now as West Coast transplants move to the area.

A small Idaho town isn’t so small now as West Coast transplants move to the area. “The growth is beyond what people can handle.” https://on.wsj.com/2RBa4R0


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Reply A small Idaho town isn't so small now as West Coast transplants move to the area. (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2020 OP
cilla4progress Jan 2020 #1
Peregrine Took Jan 2020 #2
Bradshaw3 Jan 2020 #3
jmowreader Jan 2020 #6
yonder Feb 2020 #7
Sewa Feb 2020 #8
keithbvadu2 Jan 2020 #4
Blues Heron Jan 2020 #5

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:46 PM

1. Happening all over

rural NW!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 03:00 PM

2. I wonder if they will really be accepted by the locals?

My uncle moved to southern Illinois years ago and, even though he was married to a woman from the area, the natives always kept him at arm's length even say he walked too fast -racing around like he owned the place, etc.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 03:05 PM

3. My experience in Illinois as well

I lived there for a decade and all but one or two friends I made were from other places. Other people I knew had the same experience. The Illinois natives always seemed to be afraid you were going to rip them off and bwere suspicious of outsiders. I lived downstate but wondered if it was a Chicago influence or something.

As far as Cali ex-pats that is happening in many places, including here in AZ.They are really driving up housing costs.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 03:11 PM

6. As a native Idahoan...

It's not a question of being "accepted by the locals." These assholes come in and run up the property values to the point where "the locals" can no longer afford to live here. Then they just take over.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 01:01 PM

7. More than 40 years ago, we escaped our home state

of Colorado for the sanctuary of Idaho, trying to get away from that very thing. The last 15 - 20 years has shown there really is no escape.

People cash out from an expensive state, move here and buy 3 or 4 times the house they had for the same thing. We're catching up to the same thing we/they fled.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:59 PM

8. They can't afford to live there because Idaho

Is a right to work state. My state is full of asshole economic refugees from Idaho. And they still support republicans

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 03:47 PM

4. They paved paradise And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot

With a pink hotel, a boutique

And a swinging hot spot

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:29 PM

5. " the perfect place to retire from the stress of Southern California"

Lol lol lol

How things have changed. This aint you daddy's cali-fornye-ay

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