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Best Places To Live In Montana 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Bozeman, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,761
  • The main reason I live in Bozeman, MT and love it is the scenery. That is also why hundreds and hundreds of people visit each year. The city is nestled in a valley surrounded by several mountain ranges,…[read more]
80
  • Whitefish, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,859
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  • Miles City, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,667
77
  • Glendive, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,353
75
  • Belgrade, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,874
71
  • Evergreen, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,546
69
  • Great Falls, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,479
  • Thirty five years ago my husband and I traded our two week Florida timeshare vacation for one that was located in Great Falls Montana. From the moment we arrived, we knew we'd never leave. Montana is a…[read more]
69
  • Havre, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,815
  • This review is coming from a young college age student, so I will attempt to make it as fair and honest as I possibly can. I am currently a resident of Havre, Montana (I have been for the last twenty-one…[read more]
69
  • Livingston, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,210
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  • Laurel, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,931
67
  • Kalispell, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,619
  • The scenery is outstanding, breathtaking. The weather is abysmal, really challenging 5 to 6 months out of the year, most years. There is an inversion, gray, overcast for days at a time and the…[read more]
67
  • Lewistown, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,868
66
  • Helena Valley West Central, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,753
66
  • Sidney, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,407
64
  • Helena Valley Southeast, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,543
64
  • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,176
64
  • Lockwood, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,670
63
  • Missoula, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,117
  • living in a town I call whitelandia. I have witnessed racism, misogyny, coverups, racism, seen violence against minorities, i have been called a nig*er lover, A city with a chamber of commerce, media,…[read more]
61
  • Billings, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,089
  • The crime in our area is beyond acceptable because Billings PD officers are NOT doing their jobs. Never patrol our neighborhoods, but guaranteed day or night to see a police car just cruising 24th street…[read more]
59
  • Orchard Homes, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,655
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  • Helena, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,102
  • I lived here for three torturous years. The people, oddly enough, are very elitist and snooty...I don't know why because it's basically a lousy place to live. Extremely hostile to 'outsiders', especially…[read more]
53
  • Bigfork, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,032
  • Bigfork is not a place of community, family, nor hospitality and I've lived here for 3 years so I'm not sure how 'nice' it once was, but it's not nice now. The locals excuse for callus disregard of…[read more]
47
  • Butte-Silver Bow, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,708
  • i was born and raised in Butte and couldn't wait to get out. Butte is pretty much the red headed step child of montana. it has a very rugged reputation and nown for being an "old minning town". being a…[read more]

Montana: Big Sky Country

Many people today want to move out of big cities and to a state with few people. In the western part of the United States, there are a lot of great states to choose from. Montana is a state where less than a million people call home. This is a state that has low taxes, and you can build a buy a nice home there for less than other parts of the country. If you are looking for a place to start a family or just a great place to start over, few states are better than Montana. Here are a couple of things that you need to know about this state.

There are a lot of reasons to move to Montana. One of the biggest reasons for many people is the educational system. A lot of people love the fact that the educational system is ranked so high versus other states in the area. The state emphasizes education even outside of children. There are a variety of quality universities in the state. The great thing is that these universities are much less expensive than others in the general area. The cost of living is lower in this state than others.

No one wants to live in a state with high taxes. Montana likes to help its citizens by cutting taxes in any way that it can. Over time, this has allowed a lot of people to move into the area to start companies. The jobs growth is high in this state, and a lot of people expect that trend to continue in the years ahead. Some people who work remote jobs like to move to the state because of the low taxes.

Perhaps the biggest selling point about Montana is the fact that the state has a lot of cheap land. If it is your dream to own a lot of land and a big house, the prices in Montana make everything much easier in this area. Over time, a lot of people have purchased land and animals on their land to help themselves live a healthy lifestyle. Although this is not appealing to everyone, it is a great way to live for some. This is only possible because Montana is so inexpensive to live in.

If you love sports, Montana has a lot of things to offer. Although no major professional teams play in the state, Montana does enjoy a lot of success with college athletics. The Montana Grizzlies recently moved up to a higher division in college football because of their success.

With various cities and neighborhoods, finding the best places to live in Montana isn't easy. We'll give you a head start as these cities are our picks for the best places to live in Montana. To further customize your list of the best places to live in Montana, you can also specify your search radius, population size, home/rent budget and what metrics are most important to you.