California vs Idaho

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If you’re looking to leave California is Idaho the right place to call home?


Idaho has grown in popularity in recent years. In fact, over 80K people moved to Idaho in 2019 making it America’s fastest growing state that year. The majority of those people moved from California.


So why are Californians choosing Idaho for their new home? 


California’s High cost of living, traffic, and taxes are a few of the main reasons. Some Californians have relocated after suffering devastating losses, including losing their homes, in fires in recent years. 


Idaho offers a lower cost of living overall compared to California. With lower cost of housing, taxes, healthcare’s, traffic, and also one of the lowest crime rates in the country.


If you like the outdoors Idaho has a lot to offer. There are a lot of places to backpack, kayak, and running trails.


Idaho also has a very low unemployment rate compared to the rest of the country. It ranks 13th best places to find a job. 


Idaho roads are well maintained and connected to other parts of the state and neighboring states making road trips easy. 


Not everything about Boise is better.


With one of the highest marriage rates in the country… it might be hard to be single in Idaho looking for person.


Some parts of Idaho has some extremely hot summers and very cold winters. So it’s a good idea to check the typical weather patterns before you choose a city to move to.


Some of the wild life is not only wild, but also poisonous. Snakes, scorpions, bats, and spiders are common in many parts of Idaho. 


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