Idaho is a beautiful state with a lot to offer. If you are moving from a big city there will definitely be a culture shock at first because Idaho is more of a rural area that has a slower pace of life to it than most would be used to. People work at their own pace in Idaho and there is a different rhythm of life here than most places. On weekdays there are many people in bed by ten and awake by six or seven in the morning. It is a peaceful state. The people in Idaho can be very friendly. It is normal to smile at strangers, wave when you pass an unknown car, being extra courteous on the road all while slowing down to enjoy life, and strike up a conversation with a stranger. It is not difficult to make new friends if you are will to get involved in community events and meet people. There are a lot of people that enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, boating and any other outdoor activity imaginable. Idaho experiences all four seasons and the weather can get a bit extreme. The winters get in the negative temperatures and the summer can have triple digit degrees in the peak seasons. Come prepared for sun, snow and rain.
There are so many fun things to do in Idaho. You may ride bikes in Boise, snowboard in Tamarack, hike the foothills and so much more. You might take time to find beautiful hot springs to relax in and great rivers to raft in also. You might go camping or you may visit McCall or Sun Valley for a weekend getaway full of fun adventures and all kinds of sports. Watersports and snowsports are some of the more popular things that people do in Idaho. There is a big culture around hunting and fishing as well. It is a part of Idahoan culture because it is a big part of our history. People like to be able to provide for their families and there is something about keeping an older knowledge around that helped your community grow and thrive when it was first established. This is why potatoes are still so popular as well. They kept this state going in the beginning and they still provide a lot for the economy of this state. It is not something that people take lightly and hunting and fishing seasons are very exciting times of the year.
You are probably relocating to Idaho because you like the area, you have people that you know that live here already and love it so they want you to come too or maybe your job is moving you out here. Whatever the reason may be you are sure to find an area to love. So far, most of the people that relocate to Idaho do so because they already loved the area or they do quickly after moving here. The atmosphere is very peaceful but there are still fun things to do and that is important to remember. When you have a day off to go out and play there are a plenty of options of things to do. Plus, there are so many friendly people that are very kind, welcoming and helpful. The people in Idaho are sometimes shockingly nice to those that have not lived here their whole lives. The crime rate in Idaho is lower than the nation's average and Idaho have caught a lot of attention from these statistics. People want to start, continue and finish their lives in Idaho because you cannot help but feel like you belong here after being here for just a little while. It is easy to love Idaho.
Due to the fact that Idaho is a more rural state and there is not much of a night life in places that are not not cities, there are more things to do in the day as a community. It is easy to fill your days with working, volunteering and taking fun classes to learn a new hobby so that you are ready to sleep by the time night rolls around. Most people that live in Idaho for its slow pace of life and the fact that there is not a big night life scene. Boise has some clubs, bars and pubs but they are mostly slow on week days and only really pick up on weekends. This is great for if you do not go out often but there are special occasions that you want to go out with friends or loved ones and have some fun. There are also some nice restaurants that stay open fairly late that you can go to in order to have a nice night on the town and maybe get out of the country for a little while. This is a great way to change up the routine if you life close to the city but in the country near the city.
Idaho is a great place to live for all ages and for people of all different types of lifestyles. The state is quite safe with a lower crime rate than the national average and a kind face around the corner. There are a lot of recreational things that you can participate in to get involved with the community around you and meet new people that have similar interests as you. There is a history in Idaho and a culture that people still love and cherish today that keeps people bonded to each other and the people that came before them. There are ways to go out and have some fun on the weekends for the weeks that have been especially crazy and you want a change of scenery to unwind and have a little fun. If you are considering moving to Idaho, whatever the reason may be. There are a lot of reasons for you to be excited about the new place and beautiful area. The best way to really understand how great Idaho is by coming to Idaho and personally experiencing it for yourself.