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Old 03-02-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Which would be the best to get away from congestion,humanity,etc?
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:24 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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MT.....Nevada is too high desert, at least for me....
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, MT
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Just moved here from Philly area (DE, actually). Can't speak on NV. But for what I've seen w/ 4 months of Montana, depends on where you go. Bozeman is nothing like Philly, but you aren't "out there" at all. Very populated by MT standards. Have you been out to visit? That's the first thing you need to do - make a visit to various places. It also depends on your financial status, will you have to work or are you financially secure? MT is pricey considering the pay scale & taxes.

Send me a message if you have some specific questions, happy to answer in exchange for a cheesesteak I do miss the food. Good luck!
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Bozeman is nothing like Philly, but you aren't "out there" at all. Have you been out to visit? That's the first thing you need to do - make a visit to various places. It also depends on your financial status, will you have to work or are you financially secure? MT is pricey considering the pay scale & taxes.
I'm glad it's not like Philly because I never liked Philly to begin with. I've always been a country guy but circumstances lead me to the city presently.
I used to live in NJ also and still go there alot and I think the congestion has finally gotten to me to where I just need to be around 'nothingness'.

I've been to other states on the east coast and the country is nice there but I think I need to branch out. As far as visiting,as soon as I can that's what I'll be doing. But I think from the research I've been doing that it's my kind of place.

Apparently it's a common thing from what I've heard about people all flocking out there. It used to be people just went to Alaska,now they seem to be not as extreme. Same with when I wanted to go to the Carolinas,used to be people just went to Florida. Now they're flocking to my 'in-between' places
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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both states have huge areas where almost no one lives.if being away from people is your only criteria either would do nicely if you went to the right part of either state.of course if you need to have a job this complicates things a bit.you would have to be a bit more specific of your needs /likes to be more helpful
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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both states have huge areas where almost no one lives.if being away from people is your only criteria either would do nicely if you went to the right part of either state.of course if you need to have a job this complicates things a bit.you would have to be a bit more specific of your needs /likes to be more helpful
Right now I'm just sizing up places. Most likely when I get out there money won't be that much of an object,but even so I think I could handle being near the 'populated' areas there to work.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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well in general nevada is going to be a little or a lot warmer than montana depending on what part you are comparing.something like 95% of the population of nevada lives within 75 miles of either las vegas or reno,leaving most of the state fairly open.in montana once you get north or east of billings it is very sparsly populated.some of these places may be more 'nothingness' then you would like.having lived in the east and the west the 'open' parts of the west are more open then many realize.you can leave the biggest city in montana,billings[pop around 100k],and within about 90 minutes be in a county that only has about 700 people in it.some places out west there can be 75-100 miles between gas stations
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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Oh I'm prepared I've done the research etc.
I think I've driven through parts of West Virginia that were like that
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:15 PM
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Just moved here from Philly area (DE, actually). Can't speak on NV. But for what I've seen w/ 4 months of Montana, depends on where you go. Bozeman is nothing like Philly, but you aren't "out there" at all. Very populated by MT standards. Have you been out to visit? That's the first thing you need to do - make a visit to various places. It also depends on your financial status, will you have to work or are you financially secure? MT is pricey considering the pay scale & taxes.

Send me a message if you have some specific questions, happy to answer in exchange for a cheesesteak I do miss the food. Good luck!
How do you like it, what is age, what is your profession.?

I'm N.E. too. LBI NJ, leaving May 1. Can live anywhere I can drive to an airport to get to work. Looking for rental, near a town, resturants, bar, good weather. Lived in Portland and lack of sun damn near killed me.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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I wouldn't recommend Montana if you like good weather! The western part of the state is basically the same as Seattle, which most people say is worse than Portland. Bozeman is nicer than Montana but most of the state has a general lack of sunlight except in the summer. Further east is nicer but nothing like Nevada. Also, the winter nights are very long because it gets light around 8-9am and gets dark about 4:30pm making for a short day. (Just like Seattle).
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