Friends, Not Foes
Contrary to the bad wrap they so often receive, California transplants bring a lot to the table here in Idaho. But before we dive into their positive attributes, let's consider what they appreciate about the Gem State.
6 Reasons Californians Appreciate Idaho Living
- Taxes. In 2021, California income tax was 10.3% while Idaho's was 8.8%. According to Idaho Impact Homes, California has the highest taxes in the nation. Who can fault a friend for wanting to save a penny?
- Jobs. The Idaho unemployment rate was just 3% in 2021. Californians are opportunity-seeks at the ready to join Idaho's workforce.
- Weather. Despite how much locals complain about Idaho's polarizing weather trends, Californians love Idaho's four seasons!
- Recreation. Californians work hard and play even harder. They're right at home in Idaho's great outdoors.
- Traffic. There's less of it here [LOL].
- Safety. Californians have reached their limit on community crime. They want a safe place to raise their families, and Idaho ranked 40th in violent crime in 2020. Meanwhile, the Golden State ranked 14th highest!
California Embraces Idaho Living
From their environmentally-savvy ways, to how much they support local and family-owned businesses, Californians have several positive attributes that contribute to and enhance Idaho living. And this is despite how much hostility they're met with when they relocate here!
To help bridge the gap between the Gem State and the Golden State, we highlighted 20 things Idahoans can appreciate about Californians!
Before you dismiss the idea entirely, give the gallery below a scroll! You might be surprised at what a wonderful addition California transplants are to Idaho.
😎 20 Ways California Transplants Make Idaho Living Better
Friends, Not Foes
🥔 Contrary to the bad wrap they so often receive, California transplants bring a lot to the table here in Idaho.
From their environmentally-savvy ways to how much they support local and family-owned businesses, Californians have several positive attributes that contribute to and enhance Idaho living.
🙂 Before you dismiss the idea entirely, give the gallery below a scroll and let our 20 examples sink in.
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