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Old 04-08-2016, 02:16 AM
 
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Our family will be relocating to Plenty wood, Montana around mid May, early June and will be in need of a place to rent. Also have a few questions about this city. Like what's the best cell phone carrier? How are the schools? What kind of activities are there for children? Etc...please help...especially with finding a home!! Thank you!!
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:33 AM
 
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Quite likely, Verizon is the best cell phone carrier. Keep in mind that NO carrier has total coverage in Montana! there are vast areas where coverage is spotty at best, non-existent at worst.
For the rest of your questions, I suggest a call to the Chamber Of Commerce and/or a Realtor in Plentywood (yes, it is one word, not two words).
There are only 4165 People in all of Sheridan County, and 2061 of them live in Plentywood. Very few people outside of Sheridan County will know anything about the area.
I sure don't!
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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The recent oil price dive means the oilfield service jobs in Plentywood are being eliminated.

As in most MT small towns rentals are few. They have been quite high priced or unobtainable in recent years in the oil patch which includes Plentywood.

I suggest you ask your future employer for help in finding housing.

Public schools should be good with small town MT system. The economic dive will likely effect local funding in negative way dye to loss of oil & gas reduction taxes to load school district.

You have to be going to Plentywood to get there. It is remote. Canadian towns likely offer closet shopping but bare essentials.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Montana
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Be careful in Plentywood with roaming on your phone. Whenever we are up there depending where we are driving the phone tries to switch us to Canada (international) or N. Dakota. Those fees can be huge so make sure your phone is set up so that doesn't happen.

Where are you moving from? It is a pretty small town.
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:18 PM
 
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Home - Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture - MT, MT

This is local chamber of commerce. Call them up and ask questions. People in small towns are usually rather forthcoming with information. So you will likely get more than canned cofc responses to questions.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:27 PM
 
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Our family will be relocating to Plenty wood, Montana around mid May, early June and will be in need of a place to rent. Also have a few questions about this city. Like what's the best cell phone carrier? How are the schools? What kind of activities are there for children? Etc...please help...especially with finding a home!! Thank you!!
I assume you're relocating to Plentywood because you have a job waiting for you so it would be best to ask your employer for help finding housing as rental housing will be difficult to come by in a town that small and remote.

As far as schools, schools in Montana tend to be good overall, but it doesn't really matter - it's not like you're going to have a choice of schools. Your choice will be the the one local public school for that grade level or homeschooling.

The organized activities available for the kids will be the kind available in any city in America with a population of 2,000 located in a very remote rural area that has long cold winters and short hot summers. There will be school activities, church activities, and 4-H/FFA type activities. If your kids are in sports, especially at the high school level, expect to do a lot of driving if you plan to attend any of their competitions.

Agree with the other posters that you should call the local Chamber of Commerce for more information as very few people outside of that area will have any specific information for you. Plentywood is very remote even by Montana standards and nobody ends up there unless they're trying to end up there.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:04 PM
 
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Im moving from there lower valley in Texas... so kind of a big change
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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And thank you, everyone. I'll try calling on Monday. And yes, we'll be moving because of a job so we'll try with them too. And good tip about the roaming!! Will definitely watch for that.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:07 AM
 
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Plenty
wood is a nice little town, located on the Sioux Indian Reservation.
Ft. Peck Dam is about fifty or so miles away. Plenty of good fishing over there. Largest earth fill dam in the world. about 1500 miles of shore line.
Winters can get very cold, summers can be very hot. Be expecting temp changes from -40 below to above 110 above.
Rent, by now, should be down some, a lot of people leaving the area of the patch.
Verizon is the better of the carriers and getting better, they seem to be adding more towers all the time.
I am not real familiar with Plenty Wood, I have been there twice in Mine life.
Biggest mistake most people makes is to party with the Indians, been some bad incidences due to this. Not all Indians are bad, like any other peoples, there are just a few bad apples in every bunch. When drugs and alcohol get in the scene, anything can happen. A deemon in every puff or snort.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:55 PM
 
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Plenty
wood is a nice little town, located on the Sioux Indian Reservation.
Ft. Peck Dam is about fifty or so miles away. Plenty of good fishing over there. Largest earth fill dam in the world. about 1500 miles of shore line.
Winters can get very cold, summers can be very hot. Be expecting temp changes from -40 below to above 110 above.
Rent, by now, should be down some, a lot of people leaving the area of the patch.
Verizon is the better of the carriers and getting better, they seem to be adding more towers all the time.
I am not real familiar with Plenty Wood, I have been there twice in Mine life.
Biggest mistake most people makes is to party with the Indians, been some bad incidences due to this. Not all Indians are bad, like any other peoples, there are just a few bad apples in every bunch. When drugs and alcohol get in the scene, anything can happen. A deemon in every puff or snort.
This is about all you need to know about this post.
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