Things To Consider Before Buying A Home In Idaho in 2022

September 6, 2022

Idaho is the fastest growing state in the nation with the daily average of 180 people moving there in the year 2022. More than a quarter of the state are new residents. If you are one of the many thousands of people considering moving to the state of Idaho, USA, here are some things to consider before moving.


When considering a move, the most important part for people is the location. Are there job opportunities in your field where you are headed? Depending on your job, location could be crucial. For example, surgeons must work within a certain distance to the hospital for when they are on call. If your job is not an issue, and you can live further away from your job and do not mind commuting, then location might not be as important to you, so consider your job when choosing location.


If you have children, location on where you choose to live will determine which school they will attend. If it is important to you to make sure your children go to a great school, research the schools in the areas you are looking to move to. It is easy to find schools’ ratings online. If you want to go a step further, meet with principals and visit the school’s your kids would potentially be attending. Ask them questions and if they have programs that will support your students needs and hobbies or sports.


Consider the type of lifestyle that you are comfortable with and enjoy. Do you like to eat out and love to have access to many amenities such as the movies or malls? Research what types of things you need to be close to and see how close they are. If distance is okay with you, also consider gas prices in the area. Are you okay with paying that since you will be commuting often? If you are looking for more of a small town vibe, and less of a larger city area, try looking for homes for sale in Rigby, Idaho


Some people cannot deal with certain types of weather. When considering Idaho, no matter where you end up moving in the state, you are going to have to deal with snow at some point in the year. The Boise area does not get as much snow as further up north or east does, but it still does get snow and is extremely hot during the summer months. Are you the type of person who can handle the seasons? If you are unsure, try visiting during one of the weather types that you are unfamiliar with. 


Consider why you are leaving the current state that you live in. Are you leaving because of bad policies? Are you leaving because of things like too high of taxes, too high of a homeless population? Politics are the reasons behind these issues. If you are still voting for these bad policies, but wishing to escape these things, realize that bringing your bad policies with you will just turn your new state into what you left. Leave your politics with you when you move, and embrace the new state that you are moving to. There is a reason why you are leaving, and going to a new place. 


There are many things to consider when making a big decision to move states. Whatever your reasoning, it will never be a bad idea to visit to get a feel of the area, the people, and the lifestyle of where you are looking to move. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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