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Old 09-23-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Hi My Fiance and I are from Saint Louis, Missouri. We have been researching a bit and have literally fallen in LOVE with Montana. Its absolutely gorgeous. The problem is we are in Missouri and we have no idea which town is perfect for us. If i could send out some guidelines maybe someone can help us find the perfect town for us.

We prefer a small town, we have been stuck in Saint Louis City and are tired of that.
We also prefer to be by the mountains and/or the beautiful rivers in Montana.
My fiance is 24 and I am 19 and we are looking for a new place to have a great life so i can finish college and get a great profession and so we can be happy.

if anyone could help us out with some towns we would be very much appreciated.

thank you and god bless

anna and jon
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Here's a look at the demographics. Montana.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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help us find the perfect town for us.
You guys are still pretty young and I think after some time you'll realize that there is no such thing as a perfect town. There are always compromises to be made. Good luck.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Small town, college, mountains and rivers....

Dillon.

Small town, good college, the Gravely Range and the Beaverhead River.
Nice place to start a family as there is a low crime rate, all public services, not too far from larger towns, (Missoula, Bozeman or Butte), excellent hunting and fishing, public land for camping or hiking.
Largely agricultural base, so the pace of life is pretty slow.

There are a few others but most are in larger towns, further from the mountains, or not near a river.

If you want a larger town, Missoula, Bozeman, Butte and Helena all have colleges, Mountains and rivers, and a large town in Montana is usually between 30,000 and 60,000 people.

Good Luck in your search.

Last edited by MTSilvertip; 09-24-2009 at 10:21 AM.. Reason: wrong river
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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You could always come to our towns centennial celebration at the beginning of October. The towns clock was refurbished and will have a dedication. They were hanging the clock today, I'll try to post a pic of it soon. The towns siren just sounded it's kiddie curfew blast. Now half the town goes to bed while the "Night People" are just getting up to paint the town and hit the bars !
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Minot, ND
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You could always come to our towns centennial celebration at the beginning of October. The towns clock was refurbished and will have a dedication. They were hanging the clock today, I'll try to post a pic of it soon. The towns siren just sounded it's kiddie curfew blast. Now half the town goes to bed while the "Night People" are just getting up to paint the town and hit the bars !
And that town be.......
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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If you want to finish college, you have a few towns that you can live in. Missoula, Bozeman, Billings, and Butte are the four towns that have 4 year colleges. Dillion, Kalispell, Helena, Great Falls, and a few other places have 2 year colleges.

With that said, there aren't a lot of young people in Montana that are doing well. The parts of the state that are beautiful are very expensive, have few jobs, and the ones there don't pay well. Consider that before moving. I live in Seattle (originally from Montana) for the simple reason that I can make a lot more money here than there.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:21 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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And that town be.......
Conrad. Between Shelby and Great Falls.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Southwest Missouri
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Default Details, details, details...

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We prefer a small town, we have been stuck in Saint Louis City and are tired of that.
How small?

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We also prefer to be by the mountains and/or the beautiful rivers in Montana.
Housing budget? You're both young and at least one of you is in school. Mountains and beautiful Montana rivers might not be in the immediate future...

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My fiance is 24 and I am 19 and we are looking for a new place to have a great life so i can finish college and get a great profession and so we can be happy.
What does your fiance do for a living? What are you planning to get a degree in? What makes you think that Montana is great?

I'm not saying that you won't be happy there, but your post seems completely idealistic. Do you know much about the demographics in the various areas of Montana that you are considering? I wish you the best of luck in your journey, but hope that you get firmly grounded in reality before setting sail.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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I'm moving next year to Montana because after visiting in August I loved it. I am a respiratory therapist and got some good indications for employment from a couple of hospitals I visited. My manner is friendly, but mind my own business unless it's to help a neighbor.
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