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Old 11-01-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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I have a question actually several about Montana, I am coming to West Yellowstone for a visit in December of this year, I understand that the airport in Bozeman is about 90 miles from the place we are staying, so here is my long list of questions..
1. What type of clothing would be bet and appropriate for this cold weather?
2. Is any of Yellowstone open December 5-12?
3. Is there any winter horse back riding available?
4. Which snow mobile trails are the best and which rental company is the best?
5. What other areas can we visit tour while we are there for example, we are looking at maybe the Grand Tetons as a day trip, any other suggestions?
6. How is the job market, I currently do real estate( I know enough said) and I sub teach for the local schools, my husband is a utility locator which is the person who spray paints and flags the ground for fiber, cable, phone lines etc,, that are buried underground, so he marks them to avoid them being cut when there is some type of work being done near the lines
7. How is the school system?

I am expecting very friendly people and intend on being friendly right back. I would appreciate any help on these things as we are trying to plan this trip and plan smartly and get the most out of our week there seeing as much gorgeous country as we can
1. Sno-mo suit
2. Sure
3. Not sure
4 & 5. Check Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service) for winter activities
6. Good luck - the state is saturated with real estate agents. It's the last resort for people who can't find a job otherwise.
7. In Jackson - durn good - but the taxes are high to pay for it. Most can't afford to live in Jackson - they live in Idaho and go back/forth across Teton Pass most every day. Or live south in Star Valley and make the long commute.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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The scenery, and fishing are first rate, but that doesn't pay the bills.
Like Grandma said "you can't eat the mountains!"
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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Griz134,
Is that what education comes down to, winning HS sports teams? No wonder pax americana is and will continue to decline. I live outside of Billings and education takes last place behind girls volleyball. We all better start to learn Chinese soon.
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:37 PM
 
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Hello there,


I was actually gonna ask a similar question. I am a permanent resident from Turkey and have been living in Bozeman for almost a year now. I have two bachelors degrees, international relations and psychology, and I have recently applied for a job that is closely related to my interests as a behavioral specialist in Livingston, and if I am hired, I'll be working with youth. So far I've worked at a fast-food restaurant and a grocery store, also as a substitute teacher working with toddlers. The job itself is very appealing because it actually is more interesting than the jobs i've had so far in the United States. Right now I am barely able to afford my rent, not making enough money; and if I get hired I will not make so much more money than what I'm making right now. I was thinking about moving to Livingston and rent a place for myself without roommates, since I've heard that the prices are more affordable than Bozeman. What would you suggest?



Thank you so much in advance!
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:24 PM
 
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The very cheapest places could have neighbor issues. Look carefully before deciding. Maybe observe at a time when the owner isn't with you.

This look nice https://bozeman.craigslist.org/apa/d/winterbed


This one is cheaper https://bozeman.craigslist.org/apa/d...667454902.html


Check the papers and maybe some property management firms. The selection does not seem that good on Craigslist right now.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:50 PM
 
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Living in Livingston makes more sense if that's your new job's location. It should be cheaper to rent. You'd save on driving costs & time commuting through pass each day. The wind is prevalent in Livingston, but some neighborhoods are tucked down & somewhat protected from the wind. If you can avoid direct hit from North wind it will make winter less onerous.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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Living in Livingston makes more sense if that's your new job's location. It should be cheaper to rent. You'd save on driving costs & time commuting through pass each day. The wind is prevalent in Livingston, but some neighborhoods are tucked down & somewhat protected from the wind. If you can avoid direct hit from North wind it will make winter less onerous.
Rentals are not much cheaper in Livingston these days. There is quite a housing shortage.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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Hey,

I live in Virginia at the moment. My wife and I have always wanted to move out west. Montana or Colorado. I've always loved Montana. My concern is what is the job situation? I'm a 29 yr old Computer Systems Engineer/ Photojournalist and my wife wants to open a Bakery. We were checking out Bozeman, Livingston, and Helena.

Where are some really good places to live in Montana that have....

1. Close to ski resorts
2. Somewhat good economy
3. Hiring
4. Charm
5. Good community for kids
6. Outdoor driven community

Thanks in advance!
Because of your occupations and interests, Billings is probably the best. I would expect both of you to find employment quickly. I know it's not on your list, so this is just fwiw: Nos 2 and 3 are knocked out of the park. Billings is growing in both population and, particularly, business and employment. Yet it is not a "city" in the sense of places like Denver or Seattle, by a long shot. Great ski hill, etc in Red Lodge, about 50 miles. I will admit, Billings is not "charming" in the sense of being rustic, but is a friendly, open city. It leans pretty well to the Republican side but, because of its size, probably has more Democrats than anywhere else. I'd call it purple, politically. Lots of community services and events. Best music venue in the state. No 5 is probably the tops in the state. Because of its size, it provides about everything and anything that the others do, and more. No. 6 is average, or a better.
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Old Today, 04:43 PM
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Rentals in Livingston are impossible to find and getting more expensive daily. Boze is already expensive, but at least has rentals available. Livingston has constant wind in the winter, and it's damn cold. The wind will drive you insane. Also, it has almost no diversity when it comes to different color and cultures. Having said that, I prefer Livingston to Boze, but I can think of lots of better places than either.
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