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Idaho County Sought as Safe Haven

Map of Idaho Highlighting Idaho County
Map of Idaho – Highlighting Idaho County

Idaho County sought as a safe haven is a repeated consequence of looming nuclear disasters and rising fears of coastal tsunamis.   Big city coastal residents suddenly begin to seek higher ground and safety in less populated, inland territories such as Idaho County.

The effects of an event such as Japans recent earthquake and its resulting tsunami devastation, combined with the threat of a nuclear meltdown and radiation plumes floating across the Pacific to US shores seem to throw a sobering blow to the collective conscience of residents dwelling in coastal populations of California, Washington and Oregon.

During times when disaster looms and high anxiety ramps up,  Idaho recreational, backcountry and offgrid properties get noticed.Idaho County is a particularly inviting region due to the vast size of the county and the sparse population.   At just over 8,500 square miles (22,000 km2), Idaho County is the state’s largest county by area and is roughly the same size as New Jersey.   The population of Idaho County is roughly 15,500.   Idaho County promises a lifestyle of uncrowded, simple and peaceful pleasures.  There is only one traffic light in the entire county, located at the crossroads of Main Street and Court Street where the Idaho County Courthouse is located.   Jobs are not plentiful, but those who are skilled in a particular trade and enjoy the freedoms and hardwork of entrepreneurial endeavors are almost ensured a carte blanche of opportunity.  Many who move to Idaho County are retired and enjoy the abundant recreational opportunities that are presented by thousands of acres of public lands and three major rivers that flow within a 10 mile radius, attracting fisherman from miles around.

Adjacent to Nez Perce National Forest

If you’re ready to relinquish shopping malls and culinary delights, beautiful suburban neighborhoods and lightening fast 4G cellular transmissions, and envision your family escape to a simpler lifestyle in the hills of Idaho, you might start your discovery of possibilities here. offers a full scale Multiple Listing Feed of all properties available through the Lewis Clark Association of Realtors MLS.   Property listings cover the entire range of real estate on the market, from Idaho residential properties, Idaho residential with acreage, Idaho bare vacant properties, backcountry properties, Idaho offgrid properties, Idaho recreational listings, Idaho commercial properties, Idaho farm and ranch properties – all located in Idaho County, Lewis County and a few Clearwater County listings as well.

The properties showcased below will expand in numbers throughout the spring listing season.  However if you would like to track the addition of new listings to the Intermountain MLS,  use our Automatic Listing Notification feature  to establish your search criteria and set for auto notification via email whenever a new property is added that matches your desired criteria.

Whether you’re seeking immediate safe haven from the toils and troubles of coastal dangers or just want to kick off your research, to plan for the unpredictable events and have a better idea of what inventory is available in the region of Central Idaho, contact Rawanda Goehring for a  knowledgeable real estate agent who truly cares about the success and enjoyment of your real estate buying adventure from start to finish.

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