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bogart
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Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
I would like to semi-retire in the next few years. Always thought of moving to the mountains for all of the outdoor activities and scenery. What would be some cities in Utah, Idaho, or Colorado to look into to with a lower cost of living and a population of less than 50,000?


LSUbase13
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Boise


Golfer
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Boise MSA has about 700,000 more people than OP is looking for.

I think he’s looking for something more like Gunnison, Pocatello, or Cedar City.
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bogart
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Correct. I live in a big city now and I'm sick of people and traffic. I wouldn't mind being 45-60 minutes from a large city like Boise. Gunnison looks cool.


Aubie Spr96
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Somewhere near Salt Lake City for me.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Sand Point


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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Stanley, Idaho

My family spent many summers in Stanley. Great times.

Population is less than 100, so might be too small, but I often dream of being able to buy the cabin we used to stay for my family.

Right at the base of Sawtooth Mountains and on the banks of the Salmon River.

My name is actually in reference to the Salmon River, not the fish.

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InThroughTheOutDore
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Cedar City is a great little town, but not sure I would retire to Utah as they tax SS & retirement account withdrawals at a flat 5%.


Aubie Spr96
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
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not sure I would retire to Utah as they tax SS & retirement account withdrawals at a flat 5%.



Really? Damn it. That impacts my plans....


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LSUintheNW
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
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Sand Point


That area is beautiful. I just spent 5 days at Twin Lakes outside Rathdrum. I wasn't ready to leave.

A lot of lakes and outdoor activities year round.





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r3lay3r
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
St. George, UT. Always told the St. George supporters in BR that if I wanted to live in St. George, it would be in Utah.

A little larger than your desired size, ~84K, but near Zion NP and not far from Las Vegas if you need to travel or access to amenities of a larger city. A few years ago it was on someone's (Money, Forbes, ...) list of cities/towns to retire to.


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8thyearsenior
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
No where in Colorado mtns has a lower cost of living. I’d venture to guess every mtn town that people know about in Utah or Idaho has a high cost of living. If there is outdoor stuff nearby and It’s big enough to have a hospital you will pay.


TigerV
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Heber City, Utah

Opposite side of wasatch mountains as Salt Lake City, but very easy access on I-80, and close to park city.

Older article but good info
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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
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Sand Point

That area is beautiful. I just spent 5 days at Twin Lakes outside Rathdrum. I wasn't ready to leave.

A lot of lakes and outdoor activities year round.




The only thing it's missing is the sea. But it's affordable for a mountain area and beautiful


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prostyleoffensetime
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Was coming to post Heber City.

When we were in Park City, we decided to explore and set out towards Sundance and when we rode up on Heber City, I was like how did my ancestors settle in the fricking Arkansas and Mississippi Delta and not there. That valley is just beautiful, and only 20 minutes or so from Park City and like 45 minutes or an hour to SLC.


soccerfüt
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
I know several folks in and around St George, UT from the Deep South who are pissed they didn’t move there sooner.

The Cache Valley (Logan, UT area) is nice but Winter there is real.

I’d want LAS or SLC reasonably close, that’s about all that would drive my personal decision.


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Gaston
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Ouray, Co. It’s stupid beautiful. Get an off-road vehicle...






bogart
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I have been checking them all out.


Gaston
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Ouray is just over Imogene Pass from Telluride...research that trail, but that general area is amazing.

I’d also look on the east side of the Sierras in a place like Bishop or Mammoth Lakes. TONS of amazing stuff to do outdoors over there.


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jimlsu1
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re: Place to Move to In Colorado, Utah, Idaho
Only problem with that picture is I think the water is bluer than that.
If Idaho is in the equation look at Ketchum. A little outside Sun Valley but more affordable. Great area.


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