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idahostatesman
02:55:50 Sat
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Plans being considered to attract more families to Boise

What do you think of the plans being considered to attract more families to Boise?
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readingeye
03:01:55 Sat
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If the plans include dropping the housing tax, then yes.People can't afford to buy homes in Boise anymore.

  
viper_210
18:27:31 Mon
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I don't think we need to attract more families as we have enough moving in all the time just thru natural growth. The only concern I have is something that was brought up several years ago, when we were in a fairly serious drought condition and that's the number of homes and families that the underground water aquafer can support.

In addition to this point, what a lot of people don't realize is that the current reservoir system of water storage was paid for and designed to support the farmers in the valley, not the business and residential growth.

According to the last census take, as quoted on 670KBOI, there are currently 539,000 people in the Treasure Valley; the question I keep coming back to, "Do we have the water necessary to support this kind of growth in the valley?" So far we have, but I would like to heard someone "in the know" discuss this issue.
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More families to Boise? I moved to Eage because the North End has become so crowded with cars you can barely drive there anymore and even walking has become dangerous. When I grew up in the North End, most families had only one car. Most kids walked, took their bikes or a bus to school. Now every family member over 16 has his/her own car, most of which are parked on the street much of the time.

Additionally property values have grown so fast that taxes are becoming a problem for people. The main problem, in my humble opinion, is that homes in Boise are priced too high per square foot compared to what else is available in other valley cities. Also, many people like homes that are not built so close together. With the odd infill program the city has encouraged, that is a problem getting worse.

  
bushbasher
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Well I made the mistake of trying to go up Eagle road during 5 O'clock traffic last night. I felt I had patients and could handle it. Then it stopped. It didn't go anywhere. It was 15 minutes to go 2 miles from Fairview to Franklin. The speed limit said 50 but I was going zero. I'd say we should attract wider roads first. We can always bring in more people later when there's room.
I bet most would agree. What the hell you guys talking about. You in denial? That's not in Boise.

  
readingeye
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I am currently looking for new digs, to purchase. Boise is looking too expensive.So far, Caldwell has some good deals but who wants to live there, not me.

  
readingeye
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I already have a job, almost $12.00 an hour. Hubby makes twice that. We are currently renting in Nampa and looking to buy in Nampa. It really is a nice town for the most part.There are some really good house deals if you are willing to live in the unsavory part of town. I work in Boise.

  
colt_45
01:54:23 Mon
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readingeye ----------------- Live where you work or pay for fuel , tires , maintenance and sooner replacement of the car .
Figure the commute and all that goes with it as a deduction from your salary . You could probably work closer to home for less money and still come out ahead .
Reddog

  
readingeye
03:44:11 Mon
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reddog
It is only a 20 minute comute in the morning, slightly more in the afternoon.I spend about $100 for fuel every month. If I were to rent the same square footage in Boise it would cost almost $300 more(for rent).
I used to live near BSU while going to school and working. Parking was a problem, especially on weekends during the athletic events.My neighbors and I had our tires slashed countless times.Broken glass everywhere after a big game or the river fest.Not to mention the city noises.All I hear now are trains, and that is not 24/7. Now I have a lovely garage to put the car in. I don't even have to scrape ice off of it.
But the time has come to buy. Property management companies are running a big racket.
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colt_45
12:36:37 Mon
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readingeye -------------- The ONLY advantage to renting is if the "widget" breaks , you call the landlord and he brings you a new "widget" . Buying is usually a better idea if you plan to stay in the area .
I haven't rented for over 30 years --- but I have replaced a LOT of "widgets".
Reddog

  

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