If the thought of moving to Montana has crossed your mind, there are a few things you might want to consider before you pack up your belongings and hit the road. Montana may be beautiful, but living in Big Sky Country comes with its challenges. In many ways, Montana is still the old west, and modern conveniences are practically nonexistent.

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THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO MONTANA? READ THIS FIRST

It's no surprise that so many people want to move to Montana. The state is full of stunning scenery and a plethora of wildlife. There isn't anything that you'd consider a "major city" to be found. The largest city is Billings, where the population hasn't quite reached 120,000. Billings also boasts the highest crime rates in the state.

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Living in Montana may sound appealing, but it's not easy. To quote country western artist Colter Wall;

You don't get much on mountain time/Except older and a thicker hide.

To put it simply, life in Montana can be rough. Winters are long and harsh, and housing prices across the state are consistently on the rise. It can be difficult to find a job that pays enough to live comfortably, and finding available housing is nearly impossible in some places. Before you decide that you want to move to Montana, you need to know what to expect.

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10 BIG RED FLAGS FOR PEOPLE MOVING TO MONTANA

For some reason, you often only hear about the upsides of moving to Montana. The people profiting from the commercials, ads, and home sales don't want you to know about the bad stuff. Here are a few things to think about before moving to Montana.

10 Big Red Flags For People Moving to Montana

Thinking about moving to Montana. There are a few major red flags you need to know about before you do.

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Move To Montana

If you're looking for the bad side of living in Montana, look no further. Here's a list of reasons why you should think again before moving to Montana.

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TOP 12 TRASHIEST MONTANA TOWNS & SLEAZY CITIES

Montana is a beautiful place for the most part, but there are a few cities and towns that have earned a reputation for being dirty or trashy. Using search results on Google, we put together a list of the 12 trashiest places in the Treasure State using factors such as crime, unemployment, drug use, and the overall rundown appearance of the town.

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