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Places With The Best Housing In Montana 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • Glendive, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,353
66
  • Sidney, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,407
78
  • Miles City, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,667
75
  • Belgrade, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,874
84
  • 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]
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]
64
  • Lockwood, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,670
67
  • Lewistown, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,868
66
  • Helena Valley West Central, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,753
64
  • Helena Valley Southeast, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,543
80
  • Whitefish, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,859
58
  • 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]
64
  • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,176
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]
69
  • Livingston, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,210
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]
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]
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
  • Laurel, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,931
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]
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]
59
  • Orchard Homes, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,655

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Montana. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Montana to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Montana as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Montana, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.