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Old 06-13-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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looks pretty nice on the map. Is it? I need to get out of CT to a cheaper slower pace with friendly people who have more on their mind than making a buck.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Well, those of us who live here are pretty concentrated on "making a buck". We are well aware that we will never get rich, we just want enough bucks to live, and perhaps a few to play with now and then.
There is a lot to do as "play"; camping, fishing, hunting, riding ATVs (some of them are even legal for street use), snowmobiling, skiing, just about any kind of activity you can think of (until the environuts shut us down, that is. Some of my favorite camping/fishing sites are inaccessible now due to road closures).
Meeting "friendly people" is, in large part, strictly up to you. Most people here will be friendly until you rub them the wrong way. The problems have been covered very well in many of the "newcomer" threads.
Good luck.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: C-U metro
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Default Bring own job

Everyone is concerned with making their own bucks. There's a difference between the way its commonly done in CT (insurance, Wall Street) and MT (routine services, small business). I would recommend bringing your own job, not just retiring and then complaining about how much everything costs to get decent fois gras to your 15 acre ranchette. (see newcomer threads). The area (particularly east of the I-90 MT/WY border crossing) needs good dentists, doctors, surveyors, pharmacists, ect. We're already full up on bankers and stock brokers.

That is about a 400 mile border so I'm not sure where you are thinking of moving to. Red Lodge was a very nice community outside of Yellowstone Park but has been yupped up. There are some other nice areas such as Absarokee or in the Bighorns. There was a lot of coalbed methane development on the Wyoming side of the border and even a uranium mine in the Pryors so you need to do some diligence before buying a place as mineral rights take priority.

Plan on at least one or two trips to Billings every year for shopping (usually around Christmas/back to school or when you buy appliances) as it has the most variety in the area and no sales taxes.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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i've lived in sheridan wyoming the last few years and would recommend it to anyone. so many nice little towns nearby- like ranchester,dayton,buffalo and so on.
I'm moving to billings in a few weeks for a better work situation and more money. billings is a great town too.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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i've lived in sheridan wyoming the last few years and would recommend it to anyone. so many nice little towns nearby- like ranchester,dayton,buffalo and so on.
I'm moving to billings in a few weeks for a better work situation and more money. billings is a great town too.
Man, don't go. You'll become one of them. I live out by Ranchester along the Tongue.

Billings is a great town. Lots of things to do. I wish you luck. Glad to hear that you are going after the ring.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Ranchester is great. Tonguw river canyon is great for site seeing,camping and fishing. I wish i was 20 years younger so i could go there and do some climbing. I really like the ranchester/dayton area.
I can't help myself about the move to billings.... i just like that town so much and there is so much to do. For a big city of 100,000 it is a fantastic town. Billings is like a well kept secret or somethin.
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