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Old 03-13-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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...is thinking of moving to Montana. Nature lover, landscaper, blue collar, salt-of-the-earth, day labor type. Inspired by the book A Walk Across America. Caucasian male, originally from Florida. Can anyone offer advice on what areas he could find work and a reasonable small room to rent (i.e., typical prices for a single person and small room)? I hope this isn't too vague, but I'm trying to gather some scoop for him. Thanks in advance, Carl
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:22 PM
 
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Billings has a low unemployment rate and there are always lots of blue collar type jobs around. There is quite a bit of construction still going on around town if he is into that type of work. I know there are some downtown places above the storefronts that have rooms for rent but I don't know how much they charge. I wouldn't think it would be very expensive. It might be a place to start if he doesn't mind living in that part of town where some of the "transient" type people are. I'm not saying it's bad, we don't have a lot of problems, but some people wouldn't want to live right downtown. There are also some small apartments about town that are very reasonable for a single person. Take a look at the website for The Billings Gazette and you'll see some listed under rentals. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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GEORGIAINMT, Thanks for the quick reply! Yes, your post helps a lot. I'll pass on the scoop. Thanks again.
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