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Old 04-24-2018, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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You didn't buy recently within the last 10 years for sure. 160 acres that's not desert is going to run at least 2K an acre and 10-15K an acre near the bigger cities. Young people are leaving the state in droves for better opportunity. Sad with all the natural resources Montana ranks 49th in wages nationwide.


No, I got it some years ago. It's heavily forested with 2 streams, but it's also pretty inaccessible during the winter. Although it is just 13 miles from Bozeman


Young folks have always left rural states for higher wages and adventure and the chance to find a mate. People left the east in droves for a new beginning as well during the 1800's, it's just the way it is. When they grow up, they realize that living in the crowds and smog and crime aren't all that much fun anymore and come back.


Since the greens shut down the logging and mining, and are trying to shut down agriculture, yeah, it's tough for a kid to make a good living, no question.
But the ones that want to make a go of it will figure a way. There's a lot of younger folks here that telecommute over the computer to work. They don't have to live in Silicon Valley to work anymore. Seeing more of that all the time.


Or pilots that live here, fly to whatever terminal their plane is at, they fly their route and come home. There's ways to do it. Mostly, it just depends on how bad you want to do it.


There are more and more hi-tech industries coming to Montana as well where they do software work or other programming, Boeing now has a high tech machine shop in Helena for instance.
Both Steve Daines and Greg Gianforte, our senator and representative made their money with software startup companies.

It happens. Biggest determining factor is who is the motivating force and their desire to succeed.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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Montana with highest road death rate in nation https://www.citylab.com/transportati...merica/410494/
Twice national average.


http://www.mdt.mt.gov/publications/d...rashdata.shtml
Lots of data. County and city data supposedly available. Can't see on my phone.

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Old 04-25-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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Doable.
I was just looking at a place in Townsend, just 4 miles out of town. On a county road, so it was plowed and a school bus route so the road is kept up pretty well. 9 acres with a 1300 ft. 1994 single wide manufactured home on it. No garage, but excellent water.
That one was priced at $110K.


If you have a 10 year old vehicle, you get lifetime plates on it and you only pay once. Montana weather can be pretty rough too, but that's just part of life in the northwest.


If you don't have to commute to a job every day, there's lots of good places a little further out that would work well. Just depends on what you want.
I won't be dealing with commuting everyday. I will be retired. So if your car is not 10 years old and you buy a new one in Montana at least you don't have to pay sales tax on it.
I don't want to be near railroad or schools. The house must have an attached 2+garage


Perhaps these are some good areas to consider?


Lander
Sheridian
Cody
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:22 AM
 
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Montana has about twice the population of Wyoming.
Wyoming average income is about 20k more.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:27 AM
 
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Montana has about twice the population of Wyoming.
Wyoming average income is about 20k more.


Thanks
Hopefully either one of these states will be affordable and secluded. No more traffic or waiting in long lines at stores.
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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Cody by far the least snow in town. Or rain. Lander the most snow.


Sheridan substantially larger town. Lander a bit smaller town than Cody but Cody has more people in surrounding area so it is closer in total size to Sheridan. Sheridan has rural population too but more of Sheridan area population is in town, while Cody has more outside than in town.


All are good small cities. As long as you adjust to what places that size have and don't. All are 2 plus hours from Billings and Casper. Sheridan also has access to Gillette (shopping, events center) and Rapid City.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Hopefully either one of these states will be affordable and secluded. No more traffic or waiting in long lines at stores.
Lines in Wyoming can be long. A lot of people move pretty slow there. But yes, both states are pretty secluded.
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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Lines in Wyoming can be long. A lot of people move pretty slow there. But yes, both states are pretty secluded.
Here we always have someone in front of you or behind you at all hours of the day.

Even at 5:00 AM getting gas. Or on the freeway getting tail gated. It never ends.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Here we always have someone in front of you or behind you at all hours of the day.

Even at 5:00 AM getting gas. Or on the freeway getting tail gated. It never ends.
That wouldn't be an issue in those two states.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:47 AM
 
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That wouldn't be an issue in those two states.
Now that would be great


Privacy with no one always behind you at 4:00 AM in the morning.


For once it would be wonderful to be able to get a parking space instead of having to drive around looking for one.
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