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Old 04-02-2008, 07:51 PM
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Me and my best half are thinking about moving to Great Falls MT. but are worried about finding work. We aren't spring chickens anymore and have adopted 2 little girls. We feel the need o start all over but won't have alot of money to work with.He has worked in factories and does com****r programing and networking. I would prefer to work outdoors in a park or such. I have training for onsite drug and alcohol testing, have my CDL, use to own a resteraunt. ...
What are the schools like there and the daycare? What are our chances of finding work soon and affordable housing?
Any input would be sooooo appreciated!!!!! RM
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:12 PM
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Can't say for certain in Great Falls but in Montana in general affordable housing is difficult. I believe housing is cheaper in Great Falls but may be expensive for the occupations that you're talking about. Not too many factories in Montana - and especially Great Falls.

Daycare will be expensive for two kids compared to one persons income. In fact, you might do better for one of you to stay at home than try to work. Typical income in parks and stuff is around $10 an hour, and after taxes, it may not be much take home pay after child care.

Good luck!
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:55 PM
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I just moved from Great Falls and have a little insight to share...

Its very affordable to live there. Its very cheap compared to most of America...I will say that there are some not-nice places that you could end up if you don't check it out first. Not that there is much violent crime- but with kids I can only assume you'd want to live in a safe area.

There is a lot of drug use there; particularly Meth. I moved there from the Northeast, where Meth doesn't even really exist so it may have just been shock to me. But, the presesnce of the drug is very visible in Great Falls. Something to think about there...

There are jobs to be had. Check out the Great Falls Tribune online and other resources...jobs availible may not pay as high as other places, but the cost of living is really low so it all sorta balances out. I hate to be so 'down' on the town...just my opinions I guess...visit for yourself and check it out.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:28 PM
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Meth is prevelant in all parts of Montana, including Bozeman. I don't know if the meth problem is worse there than anywhere else, but you'll find it everywhere.
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