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Old 09-18-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Evans, GA
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locating to Montana. Hi all! I am a SAHM to 4 and quite honestly can no longer take living where we live any longer, though I have grown up here and so has hubby.

He has always mentioned moving to Montana and I have always said "ARE YOU CRAZY!" LOL well, I guess he isn't so crazy afterall.

So I have a few questions...

We both come from military families and being close to a Fort would be great, since DH works at the Commissary.

We have 4 kids 3 boys 11, almost 9, and 4 and one daughter 2 1/2. Schools are important, but I am also very willing to go back to homeschooling if need be.


What is the avg price of a house 4-5 bedrooms, 2- 21/2 bath about 2000-2500 square feet. In a subdivision(prefer not to be) and/or on some acerage? Would love to even build something on some land using solar and wind power.

What about jobs? what kind are generally available?

We are middle class, conservatives. And I have a back ground in Real Estate and Management.

What city(s) would be recommended for us and point me to some really good links on researching Montana?

TYIA
Laura
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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Montana is a huge state. Average home price for that can range from 70k (or so) to 500k depending on which city you are looking at.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Post some advice

New to the big sky state for one year now. Montana is a huge state with many lifestyles, many different communities. Montana has suffered or benefited dependant on the view same as Oregon, where I came from with people selling off homes at huge profits and coming into rural areas not understanding the way things are and driving up cost of living with more schools, roads, infrastructure etc. FYI I visited for 4 years and in that time changed my mind on the area for me based on the changes I saw in that short of a time frame. There is no utopia anywhere, problems here like anywhere. Make sure you are super employable, trade skills or medical field or self employed. I do like the fact that kids do ride their bikes, hunt, fish with freedom. Best advice is to visit. Some will tell you what you want to hear just to get that sell. Good luck. Bring your manners.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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If you want to be by a base of some sort that limits you to the eastside. Start looking around Great Falls etc.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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I agree about Great Falls.
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