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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

so this probably isn't the place but i couldn't find the right topic area to post....

 

I am moving out west. i was thinking northern Idaho, or Spokane Wa. Any thoughts on these places. i need a place with engineering jobs nearby. and a "normal" real estate market. i basically want lots of land, near a ski resort. i am moving so that i can ski better mountains.
I traveled the parameter of Idaho 2 years ago during the summer. i fell in love with the pacific northwest.

 

so if you could help me out with any thing to beware of or where to live, that would be great. Thanks everyone.

post #2 of 13

This might help, go on Monster & Career Builder and look up jobs in those markets. I did this 3 years ago and was interviewed in SLC even though I live in Chicago.

 

Michael

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

i have and there are no jobs besides nursing in any remote area. I was really hoping on SLC, until i visited. now i have no desire to go there again. but i will visit in the winter.

i was hoping for an insiders opinion. i figured a site this big has to have some people living very near their mountains, living the dream or my dream lol.

I am glad you were able to move, i hope to as well.

post #4 of 13

my advice is to enjoy your new life.... skiing out west is incredible. 

 

 

post #5 of 13

Price range?

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

The plan is to buy as much land as possible then build. But i am willing to buy a house then build, so my range would be $150k to 200 with a good job. lol

post #7 of 13

The USG is always looking for young engineers. Believe it or not there are Navy engineering jobs near Spokane. Check out:

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/

post #8 of 13

google: usajobs.gov

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

 

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google: usajobs.gov

 

dumb question...do i have to join the navy? yeah there are huge gov bases around there.

post #10 of 13

It would probably be easiest to find a job in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. Both have decent skiing about an hour away. As you might guess from my handle, I'm partial to Mt. Hood (particularly after May!). Job market is tough in Bend, OR at the moment, but otherwise a very cool place to live (w/ Mt. Bachelor). Boise, ID is also a very cool place to live, but no idea on job/housing markets.

post #11 of 13

 

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It would probably be easiest to find a job in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. Both have decent skiing about an hour away. As you might guess from my handle, I'm partial to Mt. Hood (particularly after May!). Job market is tough in Bend, OR at the moment, but otherwise a very cool place to live (w/ Mt. Bachelor). Boise, ID is also a very cool place to live, but no idea on job/housing markets.

I have a feeling that someone who is interested in Spokane and Northern Idaho would not be happy in Seattle or Portland.  It's like another planet.

 

I know someone who works for the Navy as an engineer in Hawaii and she is not in the service.  She's a civilian worker.

post #12 of 13

 

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dumb question...do i have to join the navy? yeah there are huge gov bases around there.

 

Sorry I wasn't clear.  Definitely talking about civilian engineering jobs.  Check that website I mentioned for engineering jobs throughout the West.  Maybe some good engineering jobs for you at Los Alamos, NM, although much different climate than PNW.  LANL has nice local ski area called Parajito.

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 

cool info on the navy jobs. gives me hope. i would totally move/live in Seattle. or portland. skiing after april is such a cool idea to me. lol

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