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A small Idaho town isn't so small now as West Coast transplants move to the area. (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2020 OP
Happening all over cilla4progress Jan 2020 #1
I wonder if they will really be accepted by the locals? Peregrine Took Jan 2020 #2
My experience in Illinois as well Bradshaw3 Jan 2020 #3
As a native Idahoan... jmowreader Jan 2020 #6
More than 40 years ago, we escaped our home state yonder Feb 2020 #7
They can't afford to live there because Idaho Sewa Feb 2020 #8
They paved paradise And put up a parking lot keithbvadu2 Jan 2020 #4
" the perfect place to retire from the stress of Southern California" Blues Heron Jan 2020 #5

Peregrine Took

(7,422 posts)
2. I wonder if they will really be accepted by the locals?
Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:00 PM
Jan 2020

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.

Bradshaw3

(7,560 posts)
3. My experience in Illinois as well
Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:05 PM
Jan 2020

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.

jmowreader

(50,629 posts)
6. As a native Idahoan...
Sat Jan 25, 2020, 04:11 PM
Jan 2020

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.

yonder

(9,691 posts)
7. More than 40 years ago, we escaped our home state
Sat Feb 8, 2020, 02:01 PM
Feb 2020

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.

Sewa

(1,271 posts)
8. They can't afford to live there because Idaho
Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:59 PM
Feb 2020

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

keithbvadu2

(37,192 posts)
4. They paved paradise And put up a parking lot
Tue Jan 21, 2020, 04:47 PM
Jan 2020

They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot

With a pink hotel, a boutique

And a swinging hot spot

Blues Heron

(5,971 posts)
5. " the perfect place to retire from the stress of Southern California"
Tue Jan 21, 2020, 05:29 PM
Jan 2020

Lol lol lol

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

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