It is amazing what a few lights can do to a stargazing experience. I knew I had things good in Idaho, but it wasn't till I tried to watch the Perseid meteor shower that I realized how much my hometown has changed since I was a little girl. I even thought it was cloudy because it took my eyes so long to adjust to the washed-out stars.
Add stargazing (even in Boise) to the easy homeschooling laws, mountains, snow, Yellowstone, and friendly people that Idaho offers. Really, who could ask for more? (Well, except diversity.)