I'm getting my family out of CA. Nearly a done deal. House goes on the market in ~2 weeks. Ready to buy elsewhere.
Tons of members on here I trust and respect. Would love for a bunch of you to chime in here.
Here's our situation:
We like Idaho a lot, but it looks like we're late to the party. We're seeing $800k properties in the greater Boise area we could've bought for $600k 3-4 months ago, I kid you not. It is out of hand there, and we're not keen to get bent over for $200k due to current market insanity. So, we're pushing pause on Idaho to look at Texas.
Being a Conservative family we wish to avoid any Blue, Progressive areas (sorry, mods. had to mention it for relevance).
No tiny towns. Wife likes having some big box grocers, Target, Costco, Starbucks, etc. No big city living due to aforementioned libs/progressives and crime. So, upscale suburb or other?
We like the outdoors. Rivers, lakes, greenery, camping areas, scenic areas, mountains are a plus. Idaho really shines in this aspect.
A desirable and growing area for me to practice real estate.
Great school system where they still say the pledge of allegiance, teach real history, and don't indoctrinate the kids
Safety, cleanliness, nice public parks, etc
3500-4000 sq ft w/game room and ideally a pool
Probably $500k-$600k (big prop tax bill factored in)
Texas is so big I figure this must exist there somewhere. Where should we be looking?