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Old 05-09-2009, 01:22 AM
 
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I live in Texas and I am looking to relocate to Montana. But not sure where the best place to live. where is the best jobs. I am a single widow and looking to leave this state as soon as possible. Have any idea? I would like a nice two bedroom home over looking the mountains if possible and close to a nice town.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:09 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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I live in Texas and I am looking to relocate to Montana. But not sure where the best place to live. where is the best jobs. I am a single widow and looking to leave this state as soon as possible. Have any idea? I would like a nice two bedroom home over looking the mountains if possible and close to a nice town.
Hello and welcome to the Montana forum. Here is an older link just to start you. Montana is a state with different climates. Good luck and visit on the porch.
Where should we live?
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Cosmopolis
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Default Where is my place in Montana?

Submissions about MT are encouraging. Apologizies in advance for the probable length of this post but after reading many submissions, I'm ready to bust.
There appears to be much common sense in MT. Critical thinking people seem to look askance at the global "worming" campaign. They appreciate freedom and common sense as opposed to "cradle to grave" guvament, and you know who you are!
I am retired, presently living in washington state. I fled kalifornia under the cover of darkness in the 1990's. That's not bad for a short bio, is it?
Friends, my goal is to find a modest place of around $150K for which I'll pay cash. If necessary, having fallen in lust for a place, I could pay more.
I recognize that you can't have it all but at my age (162) I probably should avoid winters with temps lower than 20 to 25 degrees. My mind believes that my body is about 30 years of age. Clerks addressing me as "sir" more frequently every day and my friends opinions beg to differ.
The preferred environment would be treed, regardless the beetles, the new phenomenon of trees crying sap, and saps hugging them. Like most of you, I wish to live in peace and quiet without conflict or stress, occasionally attending a rifle or pistol range for a self-eye check. Large cities, again, like most of you, do not appeal.
To throw a wrench in the gears, I'd like to relocate within 50 to 75 miles of a Veteran's hospital.
Friendly people will be found where you are. Anyway, there's a weak theory about not joining a club that would have you a member.
A small community or larger; it doesn't matter. My ozone killing, tailgating, gas hogging vehicle has 4wd and chains. However, waiting for snow plows to create access to larger roads is not desired. Do you feel my pain?
Seriously, your opinions will be most appreciated.
I welcome any polite and civil communication.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Bumper, I don't live in Montana, but have been considering it for a couple years.,

The weather is going to be the problem per your description. If you think you can tolerate it, then you may also want to consider Wyoming. There is a VA hospital in Sheridan, WY, and you could look at towns near there and be comfortable (except for weather). The prices there are generally higher than you cite, but you may find a condo/townhouse or a mobile home.

It is exceedingly difficult to find a freedom loving community in this country and no state is safe. Wyoming is probably the safest in that regard. Other than that, you have to settle for pockets within other states. I'm told that even liberal states, like Washington (in the east side of it) and Pennsylvania have pockets of Great Americans, but I have not found any easy way to find these pockets.

Have you considered southern states? Northern Alabama is pretty and generally safe.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Question Not even a "thank you" ?

I find it a bit amusing that the OP started this thread on 8-8-06 and has never bothered to thank any of the responders and has not even posted anything on this thread after starting it !
Not only that but nanasfj40 hasn't even posted anything on CD since 8-19-08.
Oh well there is still a lot of good info on this thread, I'm just wondering what the heck ever happened to the OP ?
Maybe still in Los Angeles, scratching fleas, stomping roaches and dodging traffic ? Maybe he, she or it, finally found the best place to live in Montana and doesn't want us to all move in next door and does not have the courtesy to even come back on to thank all the folks that have been answering his, hers or its original question for years !
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:40 PM
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Default Dizzy over housing

Checking Wright's Real Estate, there are currently 472 houses for sale OVER $1,000,000 in the Flathead Lake/Kalispell/Whitefish area. Therefore, depending upon your wallet, it may be the BEST place or the WORST place to live in Montana.

Don't know about the rest of you, but in this economy, just the thought of 472 houses priced over a million dollars makes my head hurt.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Don't blame you much. I bought my first farm for $400 an acre. Had buildings on it and equipment. But that was a lot of years ago. Mostly hay and about 100 acres of grain. Just enough to have the whole family working to make a living.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Bumper,

Sounds like you will be looking in the Helena area. That is where the main VA hospital is. There are clinics in some other towns, like Miles City, but those are far from the timber.

Check out land in Boulder, Cardwell or Basin to the south, Townsend is southeast, Avon and Elliston to the West or Wolf Creek and Cascade to the North.

All are smaller towns, (less than 4000 pop), all are within an hours drive of Helena, and there are several shooting ranges at each site.

Helena has better weather than most of the area west of the divide, so not as much cold for extended periods. It can get COLD but usually not for very long.

Prices for ground in most of those areas is significantly less than land west of the divide or nearer to Bozeman.

Good Luck.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Seatte, WA
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I lived in Missoula for a number of years....And, to be honest it was the only city that didnt bore me to death in the state.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Cosmopolis
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Default Thank you

MTSilvertip, thank you for your informative leads. I'll follow up on those locations.
Also, thank you Galt.
We may all want the same thing. It's an outrage that we must discuss freedom loving pockets within states. When living in kalif (people's republic of), I became a criminal because I owned a previously legal firearm. Imagine that, a bayonet lug made me a bad guy while illegals stood in parking lots of home improvement stores. That was infantile guvament and in my view, a model for socialism which other western states have embraced. I want to live where guvament is not an industry.
Thanks again for your time and assistance. May God help us.

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Bumper,


Sounds like you will be looking in the Helena area. That is where the main VA hospital is. There are clinics in some other towns, like Miles City, but those are far from the timber.

Check out land in Boulder, Cardwell or Basin to the south, Townsend is southeast, Avon and Elliston to the West or Wolf Creek and Cascade to the North.

All are smaller towns, (less than 4000 pop), all are within an hours drive of Helena, and there are several shooting ranges at each site.

Helena has better weather than most of the area west of the divide, so not as much cold for extended periods. It can get COLD but usually not for very long.

Prices for ground in most of those areas is significantly less than land west of the divide or nearer to Bozeman.

Good Luck.
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