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Old 06-07-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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what is the pros and cons for living in Libby Vs Troy? Both are very beautiful and like them both but not sure which one would be better for retirement
Thanks for any input you can give us.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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Superfund site= Libby
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Checking with the EPA they said it's perfectly safe to live there especially if the houses were built after 1990 which is everything we have been looking at.

I'm curious to know what the town differences might be as far as a community, etc.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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The EPA risk assessment study will not be complete until the end of this year. Asbestos is even in the timber and has shown up in woof chips sold from Libby area. Minuscule amounts cause serious health problems.
Troy and Libby are both tight knit communities in an economically depressed area of Montana.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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does one get more snow than the other?
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:59 AM
 
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When we were looking for property we were told that Troy is at the lowest elevation in Montana, and gets less snow than Libby. The elevation info is correct, but take the snow info with a grain of salt!

Differences:
Better cell signals in Libby than in Troy. In Troy you need a landline, unless they've put a cell mast in recently.
Libby is bigger, and has more shopping opportunities.
Libby is closer to Kalispell with even more shopping, and an airport.
Troy is closer to the Yaak, with endless hunting/fishing/get-away-from-it-all opportunities.
Troy is a few minutes from the Kootenai Falls. Wow! Movie location!
Troy has a more homey feel to it; very nice riverfront park (I don't know about Libby parks).
Troy is only about 30 minutes from Bonners Ferry, ID, with services and shopping.
Troy is only about 1 hour from Sandpoint, ID, with a hospital, a WalMart, a Home Depot, three great supermarkets and lots of wonderful restaurants.
Troy sits at the edge of the Cabinet Mountains and one of the most spectacular mountain routes in the entire NW, Route 56, with the Ross Creek Cedars and the Cabinet Mt Wilderness.

I vote for Troy!
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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We like snow.. How much snow did you get in Troy?
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:19 AM
 
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We bought property in Clark Fork, ID instead, so I can't answer your question. CF gets a ton of snow (when it snows), and that's just 30 miles or so south of Troy. But you can go to the statistics page here at C-D and check the average snowfall--they should have city-specific stats.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:17 AM
 
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The EPA risk assessment study will not be complete until the end of this year. Asbestos is even in the timber and has shown up in woof chips sold from Libby area. Minuscule amounts cause serious health problems.
Troy and Libby are both tight knit communities in an economically depressed area of Montana.

Since the risk assessment was just published in November 2015, I thought I'd bump the thread and post the link here, for future reference:

https://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpres...257F0300766670

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EPA completed its rigorous scientific review of toxicity values and a draft risk assessment in December 2014. Comments received during a public comment period for a proposed cleanup decision did not change the agency’s ultimate conclusion: it is possible to live and work in Libby and Troy without excessive exposure to asbestos.

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Old 04-18-2016, 11:40 AM
 
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I'm not an expert on the two towns, but maybe with more information on what you're looking for in a retirement location would help to make suggestions as to alternatives.
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