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 990,785 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
1Frenchtown, MTPopulation: 1,56679CB+A+AB+BF
2Dillon, MTPopulation: 4,14978A+A+AACC+F
3Red Lodge, MTPopulation: 2,35378AC+AAC+BD
4Billings, MTPopulation: 104,37478A+AD+B+C+BD
5Ennis, MTPopulation: 88377BAA+ACBF
6Bigfork, MTPopulation: 4,35677A+D+A+ACAF
7Livingston, MTPopulation: 7,07177A+ABBCBD
8Kalispell, MTPopulation: 20,01677A+ACACBF
9Great Falls, MTPopulation: 58,49877A+A+CB+CC+F
10Laurel, MTPopulation: 6,76377AA+BBC+C+D
11Four Corners, MTPopulation: 2,99877BDA+ABAF
12Miles City, MTPopulation: 8,42877A+A+B+B+CD+F
13Shelby, MTPopulation: 2,86477AA+AB+CCF
14Bozeman, MTPopulation: 37,61977A+CBA+CB+F
15Helena, MTPopulation: 28,38177A+B+D+AC+BD
16Big Timber, MTPopulation: 1,57276C+A+AB+CC+D
17Lolo, MTPopulation: 3,37476CC+AABBF
18Orchard Homes, MTPopulation: 5,49176B+D+B+AC+B+F
19Columbia Falls, MTPopulation: 4,69076AABB+CBF
20Bridger, MTPopulation: 91776D+A+A+BCD+D
21Sidney, MTPopulation: 5,36076AA+B+BC+C+F
22Libby, MTPopulation: 2,66776A+A+B+BDCD
23Colstrip, MTPopulation: 2,39576FA+AAB+CF
24Belgrade, MTPopulation: 7,43976A+B+C+ACBF
25Choteau, MTPopulation: 1,80875CA+AB+CCF
26Montana City, MTPopulation: 2,84575FDA+A+AAD
27East Helena, MTPopulation: 2,03175DAAAC+BD
28Joliet, MTPopulation: 61775DA+A+B+CC+D
29Columbus, MTPopulation: 1,98275CAABCC+D
30Missoula, MTPopulation: 66,98275A+CCACB+F
31Black Eagle, MTPopulation: 1,06375B+A+ACD+D+D+
32Whitefish, MTPopulation: 6,40275A+CCACB+F
33Fort Benton, MTPopulation: 1,47875DA+AAC+CD+
34Townsend, MTPopulation: 2,04175CA+ABCCD
35Hardin, MTPopulation: 3,51075B+A+B+BD+D+D
36Coram, MTPopulation: 45975DA+BAB+BF
37Helena West Side, MTPopulation: 1,30875DAA+B+CBD
38West Glendive, MTPopulation: 1,99775D+A+A+B+BC+F
39West Glacier, MTPopulation: 37275D+A+BA+C+BF
40Somers, MTPopulation: 1,11675DC+A+A+BBF
41Ulm, MTPopulation: 57574FABAB+BF
42Deer Lodge, MTPopulation: 3,12474AA+BB+CD+F
43Glasgow, MTPopulation: 3,26874AA+BB+CCF
44Absarokee, MTPopulation: 1,09374FA+A+ACBD
45Baker, MTPopulation: 1,83274D+A+A+B+CD+F
46Forsyth, MTPopulation: 1,82574D+A+AB+CCF
47Havre, MTPopulation: 9,42574A+A+D+B+CCF
48Butte-Silver Bow, MTPopulation: 33,15974A+A+CBCCF
49Evergreen, MTPopulation: 6,69674B+A+BBD+BF
50Plentywood, MTPopulation: 1,62674CA+A+AC+CF
51Big Sky, MTPopulation: 2,26674DDA+A+BAF
52Clancy, MTPopulation: 1,55374FD+A+A+B+B+D
53Three Forks, MTPopulation: 1,63673FAA+AC+C+F
54Troy, MTPopulation: 86473C+A+A+CDCD
55Marysville, MTPopulation: 7173FBAABBD
56Gallatin River Ranch, MTPopulation: 6073BFAA+D+A+F
57Lewistown, MTPopulation: 5,89773A+A+CB+D+CF
58Florence, MTPopulation: 77973C+C+BB+C+B+F
59White Sulphur Springs, MTPopulation: 1,01773D+A+AB+D+CD
60Roundup, MTPopulation: 1,82573CA+AC+CD+D
61Scobey, MTPopulation: 1,07973DA+AA+CD+F
62Neihart, MTPopulation: 6773FA+C+A+CCD+
63Lockwood, MTPopulation: 6,60673CA+BC+CC+D
64Woods Bay, MTPopulation: 49873D+CB+A+BB+F
65Park City, MTPopulation: 94573DAC+B+BC+D
66Glendive, MTPopulation: 4,99073BA+C+BCCF
67Fort Shaw, MTPopulation: 30072FABAB+BF
68Hamilton, MTPopulation: 4,39372A+ADBDC+F
69Philipsburg, MTPopulation: 85272CABACC+F
70Sheridan, MTPopulation: 64272CA+C+ACC+F
71Stevensville, MTPopulation: 2,28072CABB+D+BF
72Wye, MTPopulation: 45972D+AC+AD+BF
73Lakeside, MTPopulation: 2,28572FD+A+AC+B+F
74Broadus, MTPopulation: 61072BA+CB+CD+F
75Jette, MTPopulation: 20372FDAA+BAF
76Polson, MTPopulation: 4,52472AADB+D+BF
77Highwood, MTPopulation: 17072FA+CA+C+CD+
78Chester, MTPopulation: 78072C+A+CACD+F
79Midvale, MTPopulation: 60372DAC+AC+BF
80Eureka, MTPopulation: 1,12372CA+A+CDCF
81South Glastonbury, MTPopulation: 34072BFBA+D+B+D
82Elliston, MTPopulation: 24372FAC+ABBD
83Carlton, MTPopulation: 84872FD+AAAB+F
84Lewistown Heights, MTPopulation: 45472DC+BB+ABF
85Seeley Lake, MTPopulation: 1,43072FB+A+ACBF
86Malta, MTPopulation: 1,91172CA+AAD+DF
87West Yellowstone, MTPopulation: 1,41372B+D+A+ACB+F
88Forest Hill Village, MTPopulation: 22871FDAA+BAF
89Happys Inn, MTPopulation: 6571FFAA+B+A+F
90Conrad, MTPopulation: 2,57271CA+BB+CDF
91Alberton, MTPopulation: 45271D+A+CAD+C+F
92Shepherd, MTPopulation: 81771DA+CAC+CD
93Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MTPopulation: 9,27771AA+C+BD+CF
94Twin Bridges, MTPopulation: 33571D+A+CA+CCF
95Helena Valley West Central, MTPopulation: 8,29371FC+BABBD
96Santa Rita, MTPopulation: 6471FD+AA+A+BF
97Indian Springs, MTPopulation: 15171FDAA+A+AF
98Cut Bank, MTPopulation: 2,89671B+A+CB+CDF
99Manhattan, MTPopulation: 1,39471DCAB+C+B+F
100Harrison, MTPopulation: 21871DA+CAC+CF
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