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Old 04-18-2016, 05:57 PM
Location: Montana
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Anyone thinking about moving to Libby should read this article.

The Legacy of Libby: Asbestos in America
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Old 05-23-2016, 02:07 PM
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Senah, Thanks for that.

So I thought I'd revisit this & the worry remains. I spoke to a realtor in NW MT & they said no real concern, unless you remodel to let asbestos loose. But I error on caution & so, am worried it still will seep into things & raise cancer risk vs other areas farther away. Costs are good in both towns yet there's reason for it as incomes are down.

Anyone add to this info? Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:11 PM
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Troy is beautiful, no 2 ways about it. Libby is too, just bigger. I was in both towns weekend before last and of the 2, Libby offers a lot more for amenities and access to stores.
Troy is basically a 1 street town, and the street isn't that long.

Libby was pretty busy on a Saturday, lots of traffic, lots of folks in the stores, the streets are fairly well maintained, not a lot of urban blight in locked down storefronts etc. Couple good restaurants there too.

I would estimate Libby would be better for day to day living as you wouldn't have to drive far to get most everything you need from groceries to prescriptions to tools and repairs.
Troy is just a small town. Not much available for folks living there, they would probably have to drive to Libby or Bonners Ferry for just about everything.

In the summer, that would be no big deal as all three towns are pretty close together, but in winter, it could be a hazard as the highway runs along the river to Libby so there will probably be ice, and that bridge at the Idaho boarder going to Bonners Ferry, that sucker is scary when the weather is good!

If you need close medical facilities, groceries, access to stores and supplies, Libby.
If you want isolation, being far from pretty much everything and everybody so you can do your own thing, then Troy.

Take your pick.
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