Sorry I'm going off topic here... I just want to say a few nice things about Boise compared to other cities I've been to.
Seattle and Portland - Nice cities but it rains or is overcast over 222 days of the year there. Depressing weather.. Both have very high suicide rates.
Cities near the ocean in California - Nice, however the ocean is absolutely freezing. You cannot go out at night near the ocean in a t-shirt. This cold water mixes with the hot air and you get tremendous amounts of fog during the summer. Moldy areas. In fact, some of the coldest times of the year are during the summer. San Francisco is nice if you can live with the fog. Also earthquake country. People can be snobbish.. Very expensive to live.
Southern California - Not bad, San Diego is actually quite nice, airport is horrible, primitive. A bit dirty and run down city. Los Angeles is absolutely horrible.. Smoggy unbreathable weather. Very dirty city. Last time if was there I couldn't even see 30 feet in front of me. You would have to pay me to live there. Worst air in the U.S. imo..
Middle America - Very flat. Hot and humid summers. It's boring. Many floods. Only nice thing about it are the thunderstorms. Northern part of it is absolutely freezing during the winter -20 at times.
Chicago area - This is actually quite clean. Flat landscapes, hot and humid summers. Cold winters off lake Michigan from Canada. Nice people however.
Denver area - Not bad. Cold winters.. Great airport.. Western area is nice against the mountains. Eastern side? Flat, boring wasteland..
Oklahoma city area - Flat, boring state, which is why the government gave away the land for free (sooners). Rundown. Tornado country. Airport was horrible, broken plane parts everywhere. People were unfriendly complainers. Suspicious. I would never live here...
Phoenix area - If you want to roast and get third degree burns during most of the summer, then this city is for you. This is jawa country..
Boston area - Run down, very flat surroundings. Hot and humid summers. The downtown is actually small. My brother told me that you can ski there, I asked where, and he showed me a speed bump... Airport is horrible, primitive.. Nice people however. I've heard snobbish in certain areas..
New York area - Run down, very flat surroundings except for downtown. You could live on Manhattan if you could afford it and are use to being around millions of people. They probably don't post on the forum much, because they are too big and don't care. Expensive place to live. People are nice and approachable except the taxi car drivers sometimes..
Southern U.S.- Never been there, but I've heard it is hot, humid, flat, wet, moldy, and if you could live through a hurricane you might be able to live there. Also flood country.
And now Boise, this is what I like about Boise...
- Very clean city.
- Many new buildings.
- Nice new Airport.
- Boise River with greenbelt trials going through the city.
- Beautiful sunny weather during most of the year. Not too hot, not too cold.
- It is surrounded by beautiful mountains.
- Great skiing areas. 16 miles away.
- Great hospitals.
- Great for families.
- Hardly any gangs.
- Close to Sun Valley
- Large Basque population. Culture.
- Low crime rates.
- The city is not too big and yet not too small.
- People in Boise are very friendly. Trust me, I've been to other places.
- The BSU Broncos live here.
Go Boise... Also the name is cool... Unique.