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Old 03-28-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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You say you need to live near a mid size city. How Big would you consider mid size?

Billings is only just over 100,000 and by most statistical definition that is only a small city, and the largest city in Montana. It is the financial hub of the state, with the bank headquarters and other facilities for someone in your field and the best potential for a good job.

It is the highest income area of the state, with very reasonable living costs. The balance of male/female population is favorable for a woman seeking a mate.
100,000 defines small city? I think that would be just fine. I say near the city because I don't want to be too far from a hospital (I have a medical history) and I don't want to commute more than an hour to work maximum (each way).
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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I would highly suggest a visit ! We love the weather here but I've seen it drive people out in a hurry. Weather here is very fickle ! 75 degrees one day , 8 inches of snow the next. The jobs are not in the places that you see on the post cards and magazine covers. Income levels may not be what you are used to. Living in a remote area with beautful settings is very possible but will come with its own set of inherent problems. I wouldnt give up my 12 mile commute on the rough dusty road just to hit the hard road for nothing. Not everyone thinks like me. I love the Elk , Deer , and Eagles in my back yard.
I commute 130 miles a day for a decent paying job. I dont think a very liberal mindset would go well in this neck of the woods however as an American citizen you are entitled to certain freedoms. In rural MT. people are still very neighborly. You lend a helping hand when needed. We do for ourselves whatever we can. It can be a hard place for someone with no abilities or skills and please dont think I'm suggesting thats you. Vist Summer and Winter if possible , talk to some of the locals where you may like to transplant. A good Plan for a successful and happy relocation is vital.
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