Best Places to Live in Montana

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Montana by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Montana is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Montana has a population of 1,015,165 and a population density of 6.8. The capital city is Helena and the largest city in Montana is Billings. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Dillon, MTPopulation: 4,14981A+A+A+ACC+F
2Happys Inn, MTPopulation: 6579FAA+A+B+A+F
3Gallatin River Ranch, MTPopulation: 6079BC+A+A+D+A+F
4Laurel, MTPopulation: 6,76378AA+ABC+C+D
5Shelby, MTPopulation: 2,86478AA+A+B+CCF
6South Hills, MTPopulation: 34078FAA+A+AAD
7Jette, MTPopulation: 20378FAA+A+BAF
8Bigfork, MTPopulation: 4,35678A+DA+ACAF
9Big Timber, MTPopulation: 1,57278C+A+A+B+CC+D
10Rocky Point, MTPopulation: 7278FAA+A+C+A+F
11Somers, MTPopulation: 1,11678DAA+A+BBF
12Frenchtown, MTPopulation: 1,56678CCA+AB+BF
13Bear Dance, MTPopulation: 41678FAA+A+BA+F
14Forest Hill Village, MTPopulation: 22878FAA+A+BAF
15Ennis, MTPopulation: 88378BAA+ACBF
16Four Corners, MTPopulation: 2,99878BDA+ABAF
17Colstrip, MTPopulation: 2,39578FA+A+AB+CF
18Livingston, MTPopulation: 7,07178A+AB+BCBD
19Orchard Homes, MTPopulation: 5,49177B+D+A+AC+B+F
20Lolo, MTPopulation: 3,37477CC+A+ABBF
21Billings, MTPopulation: 104,37477A+ADB+C+BD
22East Helena, MTPopulation: 2,03177DAA+AC+BD
23Deer Lodge, MTPopulation: 3,12477AA+A+B+CD+F
24Choteau, MTPopulation: 1,80877CA+A+B+CCF
25Black Eagle, MTPopulation: 1,06377B+A+A+CD+D+D+
26Helena, MTPopulation: 28,38177A+AD+AC+BD
27Miles City, MTPopulation: 8,42877A+A+B+B+CD+F
28Kerr, MTPopulation: 23677FAA+AB+AF
29Glasgow, MTPopulation: 3,26877AA+A+B+CCF
30Townsend, MTPopulation: 2,04177CA+A+BCCD
31Lewistown, MTPopulation: 5,89777A+A+AB+D+CF
32Belgrade, MTPopulation: 7,43976A+B+BACBF
33West Glendive, MTPopulation: 1,99776D+A+A+B+BC+F
34Hardin, MTPopulation: 3,51076B+A+A+BD+D+D
35Helena West Side, MTPopulation: 1,30876DA+A+B+CBD
36Montana City, MTPopulation: 2,84576FDA+A+AAD
37Bridger, MTPopulation: 91776D+A+A+BCD+D
38Joliet, MTPopulation: 61776DA+A+B+CC+D
39Bozeman, MTPopulation: 37,61976A+CC+A+CB+F
40Libby, MTPopulation: 2,66776A+A+ABDCD
41Forsyth, MTPopulation: 1,82576D+A+A+B+CCF
42Great Falls, MTPopulation: 58,49876A+A+D+B+CC+F
43Absarokee, MTPopulation: 1,09376FA+A+ACBD
44Columbia Falls, MTPopulation: 4,69076AB+AB+CBF
45Whitefish, MTPopulation: 6,40276A+D+BACB+F
46Indian Springs, MTPopulation: 15176FC+A+A+A+AF
47Plentywood, MTPopulation: 1,62676CA+A+AC+CF
48Finley Point, MTPopulation: 56775FAA+A+D+AF
49Sedan, MTPopulation: 14675FC+A+A+B+AF
50Baker, MTPopulation: 1,83275D+A+A+B+CD+F
51Three Forks, MTPopulation: 1,63675FAA+AC+C+F
52Fort Benton, MTPopulation: 1,47875DA+AAC+CD+
53Spokane Creek, MTPopulation: 19375FC+A+A+BB+D
54White Sulphur Springs, MTPopulation: 1,01775D+A+A+B+D+CD
55Roundup, MTPopulation: 1,82575CA+A+C+CD+D
56Scobey, MTPopulation: 1,07975DA+A+A+CD+F
57Coram, MTPopulation: 45975DAB+AB+BF
58Big Sky, MTPopulation: 2,26675DDA+A+BAF
59Clancy, MTPopulation: 1,55374FD+A+A+B+B+D
60Marysville, MTPopulation: 7174FC+A+ABBD
61Kalispell, MTPopulation: 20,01674A+BDACBF
62West Glacier, MTPopulation: 37274D+ABA+C+BF
63Red Lodge, MTPopulation: 2,35374AC+D+AC+BD
64Columbus, MTPopulation: 1,98274CA+BBCC+D
65Missoula, MTPopulation: 66,98274A+CDACB+F
66Sidney, MTPopulation: 5,36074AA+CBC+C+F
67West Havre, MTPopulation: 14674DC+A+BB+B+F
68Butte-Silver Bow, MTPopulation: 33,15974A+A+CBCCF
69Biddle, MTPopulation: 3874FABA+BBD
70Evergreen, MTPopulation: 6,69674B+ABBD+BF
71Malta, MTPopulation: 1,91173CA+A+AD+DF
72Lake Mary Ronan, MTPopulation: 6773FAAAC+B+F
73Ulm, MTPopulation: 57573FC+B+AB+BF
74Lockwood, MTPopulation: 6,60673CA+B+C+CC+D
75Florence, MTPopulation: 77973C+CB+B+C+B+F
76Carlton, MTPopulation: 84873FDA+AAB+F
77Fort Shaw, MTPopulation: 30073FAB+AB+BF
78Manhattan, MTPopulation: 1,39473DCA+B+C+B+F
79South Glastonbury, MTPopulation: 34073BDB+A+D+B+D
80Woods Bay, MTPopulation: 49873D+D+AA+BB+F
81Santa Rita, MTPopulation: 6473FD+A+A+A+BF
82Springhill, MTPopulation: 4273BD+A+A+D+CF
83Park City, MTPopulation: 94573DAC+B+BC+D
84St. Ignatius, MTPopulation: 79273CA+A+BD+CF
85Stevensville, MTPopulation: 2,28073CAB+B+D+BF
86Philipsburg, MTPopulation: 85273CA+BACC+F
87Helena Valley West Central, MTPopulation: 8,29373FC+AABBD
88Boulder, MTPopulation: 1,29873FA+A+B+CCD
89Conrad, MTPopulation: 2,57273CA+AB+CDF
90Seeley Lake, MTPopulation: 1,43073FBA+ACBF
91Malmstrom AFB, MTPopulation: 3,98373FC+A+A+CCD+
92Lakeside, MTPopulation: 2,28572FDA+AC+B+F
93Havre, MTPopulation: 9,42572A+A+FB+CCF
94Sheridan, MTPopulation: 64272CA+C+ACC+F
95Sun Prairie, MTPopulation: 1,66472FA+A+B+C+CF
96Bonner-West Riverside, MTPopulation: 1,72572FA+A+BCCF
97Midvale, MTPopulation: 60372DAC+AC+BF
98West Yellowstone, MTPopulation: 1,41372B+D+A+ACB+F
99Gallatin Gateway, MTPopulation: 94672DD+A+B+C+B+F
100Charlos Heights, MTPopulation: 6072FAA+A+D+CF
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