Live near the Rocky Mountain states? Need opinions!

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  1. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    Do they have running water in Idaho?
     
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  2. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    It only walks, except when it's going down hill.
     
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  3. RodeoJake

    RodeoJake Well-Known Member

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    I'm partial to Kaycee Wyoming
     
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  4. jsb357

    jsb357 Well-Known Member

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    Define large. I define large as any area with more that one Walmart.

    And in the cities you want to live in / near what services do you need?

    Retired or needing employment?

    How far / long are you will to travel by road when large city services like world class medical / surgical are needed?
     
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  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    As I get older this one becomes more important...

    -Need to live in a place with a paid ambulance service... And a paid fire department is a plus. I tip my hat to anyone that volunteers but relying on volunteer ambulance service or a volunteer fire department is taking a risk with your health & home. Not that volunteers are bad at their job, it's a case of not having enough of them and the response time can be life (or house) threatening. I have a police scanner and it's frightening the number of times a dispatcher has to send repeated tones in order to get enough crewman to go out on a run or even worse have to tone out a crew from a different fire department– As you can guess this does nothing to help response times.
    -Need to live within a reasonable drive from a hospital. Currently I'm about 7 minutes from a hospital. You don't need a hospital... Well until you need one.
    -Need to live within a realistic drive from a top-flight health clinic that deals with major health issues. Quite often major health issues require many trips back & forth and an all-day drive isn't going to help the situation. Right now I'm about an hour and a half from the Roswell Cancer Center in Buffalo and about 3 1/2 hours from the world renowned Cleveland Clinic.
     
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  6. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Reality's age can only be known by carbon dating.
     
  7. Chrispierce

    Chrispierce Well-Known Member

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    You’d all love places like Clovis,or Oakhurst,or Gliroy,Buelton or Nippomo out here,or the mountains 10 minutes up the hill from me.
    Not for me...but you guys would like it.
     
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  8. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    @Reality - Bend Oregon is AMAZING :) Sunny the majority of the year. You are near multiple mountains. So much hiking, rafting, fishing, skiing, snow boarding, etc. 180 miles south east of Portland. Plenty of land, golf, amazing lakes and rivers. Not to mention plenty of high tech engineering jobs.
     
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  9. Reality

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    Great information! Thanks!
     
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  10. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I prefer smaller (not tiny) towns that are 1-2 hours away form a larger city, but I have no specific population limit in mind.
     
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  11. Chrispierce

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    You know,there is one area I’d like to hitch my wagon. It’s real small population with golden rolling hills and ranches and stuff with an old Little House on The Prairie look and main town not too far north from Santa Barbara. But gosh,I’d need a lot of money. And by myself too...I’d be lonely as heck. But I’d love to work the land,and have animals and a little garden to crop. Yeah,that would be real nice. Just quiet with a beautiful star lit sky at night and peace in my life. Oh well...but hope you find your little slice of heaven and all goes well for you. Should be kinda fun just driving around looking for it too.
     
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  12. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering when someone was going to mention somewhere in Wyoming other than Jackson Hole. However, out of respect for my fellow Wyomingites, I'll refrain from making any suggestions for places to live there. Keep looking in Idaho and Colorado, you're on the right track, there. There's nothing to see in Wyoming, move along.
     
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  13. RodeoJake

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    Cheyenne Frontier Days and Chris Ledoux Days
     
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  14. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    I just got back from Wyoming yesterday. My sister lives in Buffalo, my son in Casper, my dad in Riverton and a slew of aunts and uncles in Lander. Angling to move back there pretty soon if I can get the wife on board.
     
  15. DeathMonkey

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    Sorry to hear that. Altitude sickness sucks. I've only ever gotten it once, and that was on a trip up Pike's Peak and I hadn't eaten that day. I've been to Colorado and in the Mountains several times and only got it that once. It's a funny thing how differently it can affect people.
     
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  16. Reality

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    I actually am looking at Wyoming as well. The only two issues that concern me there is internet coverage outside of the larger cities and also the wind is horrible there.
     
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  17. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack

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    Maybe look at Collville, WA. It has that smaller town feel but it does have a Walmart, not too much else. It is a little over an hour North of Spokane, a good sized city that has everything you need. Collville is pretty close to Canada in the foothills of the Cascade Range, pretty good sized mountains. It is also close to Idaho.

    It is a beautiful area worth checking into. My dad has a lakehouse up past that town, so I know it pretty well.
     
  18. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud I Copy!,,, er,,,I guess,,,ah,,,maybe. Zone Supporter

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    And it's still of hypothermia inducing temperatures up in the mountains in Augusto_O
     
  19. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud I Copy!,,, er,,,I guess,,,ah,,,maybe. Zone Supporter

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    Ha,you gotta' love a good smoke screen once the targets already been bracketed,,,the casual talk up in Fort Collins Colorado From the yuppies I'd talked to followed pretty much along this line: " oh,no, if you go further north you will be in WYOMING & they do not like ANYBODY with Colorado plates",,,:lmao2:
    ( straight up truth, that's what the yuppies proclaimed to me)
     
  20. Idgit

    Idgit Riding the Red Rocket Staff Member

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    The Snowies are pretty great if you’re looking for remote and mountains.

    If you’re tooling around, check out southern Utah, too. A town like St Georges isn’t really what you’re describing, but it’s within 2 hours so Brice, Zion, Lake Powell, the Grand Canyon, and Vegas. It’s a good hub for seeing that part of the country, and those are some great stops on any road trip.
     
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