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Old 03-08-2014, 12:09 AM
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What I meant was, the mountain weather here in ID can be crazy. Sometimes can be crazy here in the valley too. Just depends on what happens. I've decided to stick to my original plan of going to Texas at the end of the year, barring anything out of the ordinary happening.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:42 AM
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Texas! Talk about crazy weather...they went from 80 degrees to 30 within an hour in San Antonio earlier this week! Blue Norther. And then there are those tornados further north, every year, and hurricanes on the coast. But of course there isn't much snow...

If I were you I'd drive over to Great Falls and spend a few days later in the spring. Mt.Home is not far away--you could do a great little road trip. Do some exploration before you decide to move to another part of the country!
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:00 AM
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The thing is, this job that the lady called me about, they want to try to have the employees there relocated within 2 months...I dont have the kind of money and time to take off work to do a visit if they gave me a job offer. Plus, I dont know anyone from MT, I have friends in TX.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:22 PM
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Great Falls has the feel of a bigger Glendive without the oil boom.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:14 PM
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Tho the snow melts off pretty regularly. And some years it doesn't get much. One winter a few years back it didn't get ANY. That regular freeze/thaw cycle all winter long is why the streets get so potholed, even tho they do a lot of maintenance. We were fairly sure there were VWs swimming in the potholes on 10th Ave. South.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:28 PM
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Well, I am reconsidering Montana. I have never been there, and I hear it's beautiful. I think Texas is just too much for me. Too big. Although there are smaller cities there, I think i'd like montana better. More closely like Idaho...right?? As far as being able to find a place that rents to people with 2 small dogs, is that hard to find?
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:16 AM
Location: Idaho
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Over 90% of the rentals across the country say No Pets.

That being said, some will still allow pets if you have references and a deposit.

Rentals are so tight they can be choosier.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Location: Providence
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Moved to Great Falls way back and was horrified (coming from Bellingham, WA). But when we left 4 years later in 1977 we cried. It was the best place our family had been stationed in. Heard a lot has not changed and that can be great!
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:14 PM
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I think Chicago's point is well made.

I noticed this topic is old, but to maybe other people searching for a new topic I thought I would throw in my thoughts. There was a clear line for me when Great Falls would be a great place or a god awful place.

I grew up in Great Falls, and lived there for 18 years. I was so glad to finally leave.

I went back for a summer job once when I was 23 and worked in a professional field. I liked the pay, living was very affordable, and people were great. There's some really great spots in great Falls.
That being said, I declined a full time position. I -had- to leave. It's a dismal place for young single people looking to make a change or something happen.

If I was raising a family, looking for a good job, looking for a decent and safe place to raise my kids and enjoy the outdoors - Great Falls is would be great. If I was 35 and had a kid and a job in Great Falls, I'd be really happy with the environment, etc....

If I was (and am) a 25 year old, single, and looking for fun stuff to do/concerts to see/quality 25 year old people to meet -
Great falls is horrible.

There is no growth, no change, nothing.
That is a very good thing for many people, and sounds awful for others.

It depends what you want. I have moved toSan Francisco and have worked there for a while, and all I can say is if I ever get a family, I won't raise them here....(SF has made me feel I can't imagine raising a family outside of Montana... )

For now, SF is great for me.
There was a time MT was great for me.
And that time will likely come again.

The rent is also much cheaper because the other decent places to live are all college towns.
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