Idaho residents. I have questions?

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    I live in Illinois....you know what's next so I'll save it. My wife has a bachelor's in nursing. She has been in management for years and keeps getting recruited and Idaho keeps poping up. I have no specific skills so can try something new. And our son maybe looking at college in a year. We might take a week or two vacation just to explore this summer. That all said looking for opinions on the state, any areas to avoid places we have to look at etc? How do you like i? Any reason to avoid moving there?
     
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    Northern Idaho looks like the west half of Washington without all our terrible politics. I’d move there.
     
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    Thanks, we will have to look . We have never been west of colorado.
     
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    Leaving Ill. is the best thing you could do right now. The taxes there are sky high.
     
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    And getting ready to go up.
     
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    Boise is a mid size city, that is different than the rest of the state. Think of Portland in Oregon, or the Puget Sound in Seattle. It's not that different, but definitely different from the rest of the state. Boise has a nice climate though, dry and mild winters.
    Southern part of the state is more like Utah, the panhandle is more like Eastern Washington or Montana. Boise has the best economic opportunities. It's really three states in one.
     
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    We are going to have to come check it out. We are looking at Arkansas and Tennessee also. Would like to be gone in a year or so.
     
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    I understand the desire to leave Illinois.

    You are looking at three widely different states - from a weather standpoint as well as cost of living, taxes, crime rates and politics.

    Here is a website that does a real good job of comparing areas. You just input where you live now and where you are looking to move to.

    https://www.bestplaces.net/compare-cities/

    After you enter in the two cities, you will get a general overview.

    Then you can click on any of the following to get more details on the topics that mean something to you:

    I've been using this site myself as I contemplate retirement and am looking at possible relocation to areas that will not tax my SS or retirement income.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    healthcare access matters so much in retirement.
     

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