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Might be a long shot, but thought I'd ask! Anyone there or been there before? My husband has to turn in his "dream sheet" soon and wants to put this as his first choice (he only has 3 base choices so there's actually a good chance at ending up at our #1). It'll be good for him career wise, but wondering about me and the kids! We'd be moving in December or January if we get this, so toddler and a newborn. Do people like living on base or does it make more sense to live in the town of MH or out in Boise? Any tips? I hate winter and winter activities, so that's not a plus to point out to me (so far we've lived in Las Vegas, TX, and NC and I'm from TN so winter and I are strangers). HA HA.
I had three friends reply. Two of them say they didn't like it ... Deployments are an all the time thing and it's a drive to get to any shopping, they also said the snow sucks. The other friend said she liked it, but didn't say why. Here is the post from one of the girls:
'I was there at the base for 5 years, if they wanna go there tell them to live in boise, her husband will get free commuter ride from boise to the base everyday, mountain home the town sucks!!! and i mean literally, base housing is nice but the base is super tiny, literally 5 minute from one side of base to the other. boise is beautiful i lived there for 4 years in high and loved it, boise has tons to offer(plus thats where all the shopping is, mountain home has only a walmart, two other grocery stores and a maurices, nothing else except for churces and hair salons up the ***)'
I think I'd really like Boise, but with DH's long hours I hate to think how long the long drive will keep him away from us vs being on base. He's been told by other guys that there's no way the commuter will work for him. DH's job isn't "shift work." After being on for 12 hours, having a 90 minute drive there and then back means we'd never see him awake. How long is the drive between base and Boise realistically? Is it really 90 minutes?! Eek.