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Old 04-25-2018, 06:08 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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My friend makes $9/hr as a para educator in a MT school district. In California you can make $13 to start flipping burgers at In-n-Out.
Not surprised. Wages across the board in education as a dismal in Montana.
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:18 PM
 
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I think you may be on the right track, but just remember if you're going to be leaving the family support system that you have in OC you may regret that. Especially if you're planning on having more kids.


Some places I might suggest you add to your list are northern Arizona, even places like Prescott (VA Hospital with job opportunities for veterans). That would give you the outdoor recreation you're looking for, but with close proximity to family in CA.


Don't get me wrong, I live part time in Missoula and I've grown to like the town. It's friendly and I know where everything is. It's also surrounded by natural beauty in every direction. There are some things to factor in, however.


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Winter... it can get brutal
Summer... summers are great, but it seems that every other year gets dry and the air quality plummets due to the forest fire activity.


But it does have a lot to offer. The US Forest Service has a huge footprint in Missoula, so there could be some opportunities there for a veteran hire. U of Montana is also an excellent school.


Bozeman? I'm not personally keen on it. It's getting pricey, I think the people aren't as friendly, and it's far away from everything but Yellowstone. At least in Missoula you're not too far from North Idaho, Flathead, etc.


Still, my recommendation would be something closer to home. Northern AZ has winters that don't get nasty cold, and the summers are mild.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:55 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Probably got caught in snow storm since Montana is having record amounts of snow fall.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:19 PM
 
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What places in Montana have the least amount of sun?
Can't answer that, but Billings probably has the most.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Lived in Montana for a couple of years, worked in Missoula.

It's an expensive place to live - a hard life if you don't make a good income.

Pretty surroundings though, and I never felt safer anywhere else I have ever lived.

If I ever had it in my mind to move back to Montana, I'd go to Helena. More jobs and housing options for those that aren't affluent or well-to-do.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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The least sunny days in MT are in Flathead County. More cloudy days than sunny and a low UV index. In general NW MT is low. Yeah Billings is among the sunniest.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The least sunny days in MT are in Flathead County. More cloudy days than sunny and a low UV index. In general NW MT is low. Yeah Billings is among the sunniest.

Well then I will make sure to steer clear of Billings.
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