Let’s face it: Idaho may not be the best option for Idahoans anymore.

The population is rapidly growing, and the prices for houses and rentals are absolutely astronomical, with no signs of slowing down. 

As a result, many citizens are struggling to afford the rising cost of living and it leaves them wondering: how much longer will they be able to stay in the Treasure Valley?

 

 

I’ll admit, I’ve even been thinking the exact same thing.

My family is from Idaho – I grew up in Kuna, I went to Boise State and I’ve lived in the Treasure Valley for 20+ years, yet purchasing a home in this market is unfortunately out of the question.

Instead, I’m forced to pay over $10,000 a year in rent, which is money that instantly goes down the drain.

And if these prices keep rising, what am I supposed to do?

What are any of us supposed to do?

 

If we can’t live here… where should we go?

There are numerous statistics showing where locals have moved to in the past, when they left Idaho.

But those seemed a little outdated to us, because these days, people are moving more out of necessity than anything else. 

So we wanted to know where Idahoans are considering moving, if they had to leave Idaho, and why they’re wanting to move there… And we have to admit, they’ve got some great points and ideas. 

As much as we love living in Idaho, there may come a time when it’s just simply not possible anymore.

Idahoans Are Being Forced Out of Idaho, But Where Will They Go?

Locals give honest and hilarious perspectives about where they are considering moving.

Boise Residents Are Abandoning the Treasure Valley for These 15 Appealing Cities

Stacker recently put together a list of which cities people are moving to when they leave Boise. We dug into some of the Niche data for those cities to try and figure out why they're more appealing than our little neck of the woods. Home prices come from Realtor.com. Rent stats come from the most recent rental rate information available on Apartments.com (except Pocatello, they didn't give that figure so the rate quoted is from Niche.)

Idahoans Are Moving Away to These 12 States

These days, it seems that everyone in Idaho is complaining about the amount of people moving to our state. The influx of residents is certainly real, but how often do we look at the folks moving OUT of Idaho? It's going on and these 12 states, by far, are "stealing" the most Idahoans away from us!

6 Reasons People Abandoned Idaho and Moved Somewhere Else in 2021

United Van Lines recently released the results of their Annual National Movers Study. When tracking inbound and outbound movement from state-to-state, they also asked what factors cause people to relocate. These were the answers from Idaho ranked top to bottom.

6 Things People Say They Miss the Most After Moving from Idaho