Pros: Big, gorgeous nature and wildlife and tons of lakes and rivers. Stunning mountain vistas. Good core shopping for consumers thanks to it being a tourist destination (Target/Wal-Mart/Costco). People keep to themselves and don't judge you. Laws are limited and attitudes are casual. Spring and summer and fall can be gorgeous.Cons: Oppressively gray eternal winter (one less day of sunshine per year than Seattle). People keep to themselves and are not cosmopolitan. No happy healthy family suburban neighborhoods here. Depressed economy with associated social issues like poverty and substance abuse. Kids are bored.If you are sick of people and prefer nature to be more prominent than culture, this might be your place. The winters will destroy you unless you are made of something special or some hardcore winter sports freak. Locals just aren't very happy here so you won't be invigorated by the populace although it brightens up with millions of tourists in the nice seasons thanks to Glacier park.