What is it really like to live in Montana

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Elminia

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Our family may relocate to Montana what is it really like out there? Is the winters rough?
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Do Not move your family to Libby Montana unless you want your whole family to suffer and die from the same thing.Libby is not safe to anything that breathes.Stay away.Thank you.I suggest Colo/Org/Alaska.
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Mar 26, 2009
 
Elminia wrote:
Our family may relocate to Montana what is it really like out there? Is the winters rough?
It is cold as hell this year. Here it is March 26 and it is 17 degrees. Half of the year is cloudy - It is also very windy. Other then that it is great. Your car will be caked in dirt 1/2 of the year - so don't wash it untill July and expect that shine to last untill October
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there is NO HUMIDITY so it is NOT THAT COLD
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Montana is the best place on the planet. There is no questioning this fact.
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Elminia wrote:
Our family may relocate to Montana what is it really like out there? Is the winters rough?
I moved from Michigan to Montana in September of last year, I do not regret it. The west side of the sate is mountainous and gorgeous. The central and east side of the state is big sky country, where it is kind of flat and very windy, but it also has its own character and beauty. We have real summers and real winters here, who could ask for anything more?
Cherri

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Most of us born in Montana, will tell you it's the coldest, worst place to live. That's because we don't want to share our beautiful state with anyone else. We want to keep it for ourselves!
I have lived in three different areas of the state
and all of them hold their own beauty. Yes, it gets cold and snowy...but, that is part of the charm. Imagine, a moonlit night with stars in the sky, crisp and cold, and sparkles of snow in the air...like little diamonds. Iamgine, a hot summer day with rushing river waters, so cool and refreshing, it takes your breath away. Imagine what it feels like to have the mountains hug you in their majestic motherly way.
Imagine springtime, with flowers smiling at you as you walk in places where noone else has been for lifetimes. Imagine a sky so big it boggles your mind. Imagine, miles and miles with no buildings...no people...no stress...no pollution...and sunrises that make you glad to be alive.
That's Montana.
And it's so dang cold you would NEVER EVER want to live here. It's the worst place to live!!!
Mike Crill

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Remember Libby Mt. The town where the air is deadly and the people suffer till death.Stay away.
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what nice things to say about where you live and trying to keep others away lol
Ipso Facto

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You have to be kinda nuts to live in Montana. And have LOTS of $$$ for ga$$$$ to get around, that's for sure.

Those who said they want to keep others away have their wish. It is a great state to be FROM, like North Dakota. hah.
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My family and I moved here a couple years ago and needless to say, we are working to move out of state as fast as we can. Where do I start? The weather is unpredictable: it snowed in June. The people are rude: If you go the speed limit, people will flick you off, and cuss at you even when your kids are in the car. Montana drivers don't obey the traffic laws here, they drive as fast as they want, don't stop at stop signs or stop lights. The people stick to their own. There are large cliques here, it's worse than junior high-it's very sad!! The news here is horrible. When there has been a shooting the news doesn't update until after the fact it's like they are in denial that crime does exist here-very much so. But if you like unpredictable weather, rude people, oh not to mention high prices for homes that are worth less than a quarter of asking prices, and crime which people want to hide, bad drivers all for hunting and fishing, then this is definitely the place to move!
Ipso Facto

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What's it like to smoke an Alpine cigarette?
Ipso Facto

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dntdoit wrote:
My family and I moved here a couple years ago and needless to say, we are working to move out of state as fast as we can. Where do I start? The weather is unpredictable: it snowed in June. The people are rude: If you go the speed limit, people will flick you off, and cuss at you even when your kids are in the car. Montana drivers don't obey the traffic laws here, they drive as fast as they want, don't stop at stop signs or stop lights. The people stick to their own. There are large cliques here, it's worse than junior high-it's very sad!! The news here is horrible. When there has been a shooting the news doesn't update until after the fact it's like they are in denial that crime does exist here-very much so. But if you like unpredictable weather, rude people, oh not to mention high prices for homes that are worth less than a quarter of asking prices, and crime which people want to hide, bad drivers all for hunting and fishing, then this is definitely the place to move!
Whoops! Just went back at read your post! At least in NoDak, people WILL talk to you. It's just the vast distances that go to me. But NoDakians are fabulous people.

Regarding Montana. It sounds like Anoka Minnesota, where I worked for several years. Glad to get out of it. I HATE the wide-open spaces. Bad for my psyche and eros. Montana and Anoka MN are indeed psychic twins. In Montana, it's the vast distances. NoDak has the same. But it's mainly PRODUCTIVE farm land. Montana is more like Afghanistan and other muddled-up east countries. Like a giant sandbox. Can't grow anything. That's why people are jerks. Bad land=bad attitude.

So good for you getting out of there. Just don't move to Anoka.:)

And in the meantime, listen to George Dunning's score to the movie "Picnic." It's awesome!:)
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Montana is the finest place on the planet. All the people are nice, many, many high paying jobs and hot babes in short skirts everywhere. People who do not think Montana is the finest place on the planet have never been wronger about anything in their entire lives.
Ipso Facto

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Jun 29, 2009
 
Prolapsed Rectum wrote:
Montana is the finest place on the planet. All the people are nice, many, many high paying jobs and hot babes in short skirts everywhere. People who do not think Montana is the finest place on the planet have never been wronger about anything in their entire lives.
:) So says a person with a bowel problem from New Jersey! NJ=the Garden State
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dntdoit wrote:
My family and I moved here a couple years ago and needless to say, we are working to move out of state as fast as we can. Where do I start? The weather is unpredictable: it snowed in June. The people are rude: If you go the speed limit, people will flick you off, and cuss at you even when your kids are in the car. Montana drivers don't obey the traffic laws here, they drive as fast as they want, don't stop at stop signs or stop lights. The people stick to their own. There are large cliques here, it's worse than junior high-it's very sad!! The news here is horrible. When there has been a shooting the news doesn't update until after the fact it's like they are in denial that crime does exist here-very much so. But if you like unpredictable weather, rude people, oh not to mention high prices for homes that are worth less than a quarter of asking prices, and crime which people want to hide, bad drivers all for hunting and fishing, then this is definitely the place to move!
I'm not a native "Helenan", nor was I born in Montana, yet I absolutely LOVE it here. Crime does happen here occasionally but there's definitely no "cover up" - our news crews report it just as quickly and thorougly as possible. As for being friendly, I felt like I was welcomed with open arms shortly upon moving here. It seems like you're one of those people who feels the world should revolve around you...and get upset when it doesn't. The only thing I'll agree with is that the weather is unpredictable, and that's because we actually have different seasons. Perhaps you thought the sun would shine 24/7 because you moved here?
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Ipso Facto wrote:
You have to be kinda nuts to live in Montana. And have LOTS of $$$ for ga$$$$ to .
I admit to be slightly nutty, but it has nothing to do with the fact that I live in Montana. Question: why would you think we need to have a lot of money for gas? It's not as though we travel the entire length of the State. That's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. Thanks for the laugh!

“Screw the U.N,”

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Jul 2, 2009
 
My wife and I will be moving to Helena with in the next year. Can't wait to get there. We have visited Helena and Missoula and found them both to be very nice. The people we met seemed nice. I will agree with the other poster with driving,,get out of there way, they do go fast.
from Missouri

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Jul 2, 2009
 
we are planning on moving to somewhere in MT next year and I will be working as a nurse, hopefully with children.
dont really know where to live there though.
Yes Ive heard and heard about Libby, so we wont go there.
Thought about around Yellowstone until I watched episode on Hist. channel about its inevitable that the volcanoe will have super eruption in the near future..
thought about billings b/c of size.
I wanna go somewhere that is really scenic and gorgeous with wildlife and streams and things like that.. Mountain view... aww so gorgeous.

what about school systems there?
Mark

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Joe wrote:
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It is cold as hell this year. Here it is March 26 and it is 17 degrees. Half of the year is cloudy - It is also very windy. Other then that it is great. Your car will be caked in dirt 1/2 of the year - so don't wash it untill July and expect that shine to last untill October
So your one of the lazy ones I see around town with dirt caked on your vehicle. A little effort, that's all it takes. You sound like the typical whiner. Maybe you should consider Arizona where you won't get so cold. I worked for over thirty years outside in Montana. You gotta be tuff to live here. Wusses need not apply for residency. lol

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