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Old 01-29-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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My wife and I will be relocating to Montana. Would like advice as we have the choice between 2 cities, Miles City or Lewistown. We like to hike and camp. We love Coffee, so we need someplace to get a good cup (not starbucks people). Would need to be able to find a pet friendly rental. Also, would like someplace with a decent economy as only one of us has a guaranteed job. Any advice? pros/cons of each. WE know the weather will be cold and please don't try to talk us out of moving to Montana as that is not an option.

THANKS!
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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Miles is a nice area but i prefer Lewistown. Lewistown is just a cool looking city that has about everything one would need.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:34 AM
 
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Thats an easy decision as far as I'm concerned. I'd pick Lewistown. Lewistown has island mountains on all sides and has lots of good hiking around that area. The Snowy mountains are a cool area to explore. There are a couple local coffee places that I know of on main street in Lewistown.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: West Yellowstone, MT
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I would vote for Lewistown. If you like fishing, check out Big Spring Creek. It is probably one of the least known "quality" fishing spots in Montana.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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how did you arrive at those two towns? they are alittle different from each other. please tell me you've been to both afew times. coffee shops is a deciding factor? try a big pot boiling over wood camp fire, thats coffee and no sprinkles
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Have you checked the difference in Real Estate prices?
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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We haven't visited either but we will before we move. The government is relocating me there for 2 years. So how do the two differ? We come from a small town in Oregon of about 2500 so we can handle that. And, no Mark, coffee is not the deciding factor...but I do enjoy a good cup of black coffee..hold the sprinkles
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Hum, try looking up comparisons of east and sorta western Montana. Real difference in the topography, weather, seasons, trees or no trees,ect. One reason I was wondering about how you want to spend your money. In Miles City consider North Dakota part of your world in as much as you may be traveling there as much as the other side of Montana. Good luck!
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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Thanks, that is something I should bring up, we have family in Fargo and wouldn't mind be closer to them...which would be Miles City I guess.

Thanks everybody for the advice, keep it coming!
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Psstt..I move here from the Willamette Valley hence my mention of the tree or lack of You will be fine here. Life is clearer, not so distracted by fluff. There is a college in Miles City, sorry I have only driven thru but it is a really senic area with the land formations. If you can not live without the trees then lewitown it will need to be. Good hunting here on the prairie if you are into it. Good Luck!
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