If you’re a fan of stunning mountain views, wide open spaces and more than enough outdoor adventures for a lifetime, Montana is a natural choice. This sparsely populated state boasts incredible national parks, low property taxes and competitive schools for your children. If you’re looking to start a family or embark on weekends full of outdoor adventures, Montana is the place for you.
Plentiful Outdoor Adventures
With more mountains, lakes and wide open plans than you can count, Montana is an outdoor wonderland. Whether you’re hiking, camping, kayaking or taking photos, here are some of the stunning locations that are right in your new home state:
- Glacier National Park
- Going-to-the-Sun Road
- Lake McDonald
- Logan Pass
- LIttle Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Montana only has 6.86 people per square mile, on average. Even the cities of Billings and Missoula offer, in comparison to more populous states, more of a small town, suburban feel. If you’re ready to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and get to know your neighbors and the local community, Montana offers plenty of friendly, small towns that are quintessential America.
Wide Open Real Estate
Property taxes in Montana are currently .85%. The national average is 1.19%, making Montana ranked lower than many other states. While the median property value is slightly higher than the national average, at $231,300, you can purchase vast farms and plentiful acreage outside the cities. Large farms that would be unheard of in other parts of the nation are for sale at reasonable prices all over Montana. Property value is rising, so now is the time to purchase property as it continues to improve its value.
Highly Ranked Schools
In Montana, it’s possible to raise a family in the great outdoors while still retaining a competitive education. Ryegate Public Schools, Hysham Public Schools and Winnett Public Schools are all districts that are highly rated across Montana. Small class sizes and qualified teachers provide education that can help your children get into colleges across the nation.
Montana State University, University of Montana and Montana Tech offer degrees for students who wish to continue their education in this beautiful state. There are also a number of smaller colleges and technical schools all across the state.
Whether you’re moving to Montana for the first time or finally purchasing your dream property in your favorite state, Montana offers something for everyone. Few can look at the majestic Glacier National Park or crystal-clear Lake McDonald without a sense of awe.