Best Places to Live in Montana

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What you need to know about Montana

Living in Montana gives residents access to some of the best trout fishing in the country, massive mountains and wide open prairies. Some of the best places to live in Montana include Billings, Bozeman and Missoula. These cities offer thriving economies, vibrant culture and lots of things to do, including shopping, great restaurants and museums. Downtown Bozeman draws many tourists while Missoula’s microbreweries, concert venues and charm lures new residents.

Montana Committed to Local Foods
Local Food Advocacy Group ranks Montana in Annual Index

Population

1,006,370
Up by 5%
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Best Places to Live in Montana
Nice cities include Great Falls, Missoula, Whitefish
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The skyline of Billings in the daytime
5 Interesting Things to Do in Billings, MT
Top restaurants, zoo, water park highlight attractions

Housing

Homes Owned 68%
68% Complete
Homes Rented 32%
32% Complete

Median Home Price

$187,600
Higher than the national average
Mountains Dominate the Skyline in Missoula, MT
Why Missoula, Mt., is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Missoula's landscape gives it a head start, but its amenities keep it a best place to live

7 Best Things to Do in Missoula, MT
The Garden City is best known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, but don’t miss out on the culture

Median Household Income

$46,766
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 29%
29% Complete
Graduated High School 92%
92% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About Montana Cities

The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.

The Most Popular National Parks in the U.S.
The best 10 places in the country to get your great outdoors on.

8 Secret Small Towns Where Celebrities Hide Out
From John Mayer to Taylor Swift: This is where big time celebrities go to get out of LA.

Best Places to Live in Montana
Nice cities include Great Falls, Missoula, Whitefish

Things to Do in Helena, MT
Check out Helena's can't-miss attractions and activities

5 Interesting Things to Do in Billings, MT
Top restaurants, zoo, water park highlight attractions

Why Missoula, Mt., is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
Missoula's landscape gives it a head start, but its amenities keep it a best place to live

7 Best Things to Do in Missoula, MT
The Garden City is best known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, but don’t miss out on the culture

Missoula Business Industries Offer Many Opportunties
It's a land of opportunity – a scenic land, that is.

Outdoor Activities in Missoula, MT
National parks, organized outdoor recreation and natural beauty make Missoula an ideal setting for outdoor sports.

Best Places to Eat in Missoula, MT
City offers a deliciously diverse selection of local eateries.

Best Places to Live in Montana