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Old 03-19-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Hello

We may be relocating to the Wolf Point area. We live in Michigan, and have lived in large metropolitan areas all our lives. How is this area to live in? How is the employment situation? Do most of you live in the town, or outside of the town, maybe in a neighboring community? While we are pretty adaptable, we have never lived in a town that is over 200 miles away from a larger city!!
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: SCBC
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Well....They have a good basketball team!
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Hello

We may be relocating to the Wolf Point area. We live in Michigan, and have lived in large metropolitan areas all our lives. How is this area to live in? How is the employment situation? Do most of you live in the town, or outside of the town, maybe in a neighboring community? While we are pretty adaptable, we have never lived in a town that is over 200 miles away from a larger city!!
............just some facts about Wolf Point..............

located on the Flat Head Indian Reservation

can be cold in the winter (can you handle MINUS 44F)

can be hot in the summer (how about 112F)

population is approx 2700 people.............. rush hour is a killer,,,,

the above are true facts...........strongly suggest you visit (in different seasons) before you make a decision........and bring your "job" with you!
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: eastern Montana
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"located on the Flat Head Indian Reservation"

Correction- located on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The local tribes are the Assiniboine & Sioux.

Definitely bring your own job or have one lined up before you make the move. The local paper is The Herald-News. I'm afraid I didn't see much of help in their online edition though.

Wolf Point is largely an agricultural community, situated on the north side of the Missouri River. Local shopping is limited, lot's of folks there go to Williston, ND for their major shopping trips, Williston has a Wal-Mart and a good selection of other shopping, plus you can usually avoid paying the North Dakota sales tax if you are a Montana resident.

Housing selections are kind of limited from what I have seen, whatever you can find in town or outside of town. I have noticed that a few folks have set up their housing on the south side of the river in McCone County, off the reservation.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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What sort of a job do you have lined out?
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Default ?

Curious as to why you picked that local. Family there?
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Actually looking at the area - Wolf Point, Plentywood, Glasgow - my husband has been interviewing for several jobs in Eastern Montana, and this is one of the areas.

Thanks for the tips so far!
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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If I was going to live in Eastern Montana I would probably pick Miles City or Glendive. Any possibilities there?
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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"located on the Flat Head Indian Reservation"

Correction- located on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The local tribes are the Assiniboine & Sioux.[[COLOR="darkred"][/color].I]Correction accepted and appreciated>------thinking one thing and typed another[/i]

Definitely bring your own job or have one lined up before you make the move. The local paper is The Herald-News. I'm afraid I didn't see much of help in their online edition though.

Wolf Point is largely an agricultural community, situated on the north side of the Missouri River. Local shopping is limited, lot's of folks there go to Williston, ND for their major shopping trips, Williston has a Wal-Mart and a good selection of other shopping, plus you can usually avoid paying the North Dakota sales tax if you are a Montana resident.

Housing selections are kind of limited from what I have seen, whatever you can find in town or outside of town. I have noticed that a few folks have set up their housing on the south side of the river in McCone County, off the reservation.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Actually looking at the area - Wolf Point, Plentywood, Glasgow - my husband has been interviewing for several jobs in Eastern Montana, and this is one of the areas.

Thanks for the tips so far!
This is a big area and there are real differences in the schools, do you have children?
You need to understand the dynamics of the native american population. Wolf point would be my last choice of the three cities you mentioned.
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