Montana Attractions September 09, 2018
Here Are The 8 Best Mountain Towns In Montana You Can Actually Afford To Live In
Many people visit Montana and fall in love, dreaming of moving to a charming city like Whitefish or Bozeman. But those of us who have called the Treasure State home for awhile know that, while those places are beautiful, they aren’t exactly affordable for the average Montanan. Luckily, we’ve still got plenty of gorgeous mountain towns where the cost of living isn’t sky high. If you’re considering a move on a budget, consider one of these nine spots.
Libby sits tucked up in northwest Montana, and it's a total gem. The longtime locals are incredibly resilient, and with a population of 2,678, it's just the right size.
Darby is completely surrounded by the natural beauty of the Bitterroot Mountains. It's a quaint little Western town that happens to have an extremely reasonable cost of living.
With a median home cost of $240,700, Eureka isn't the most affordable mountain town in Montana -- but there are other costs, like utilities, that are lower than average. And this beautiful utopia of wildlife, wilderness and wonder is worth it.
With a median home price of $187,500 and a median household income of $40,511, Kalispell is still an affordable place to call home. Not only is it an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy, but the arts and culture here are outstanding.
Choteau is know as the Gateway to the Rocky Mountain Front. And with a cost of living that's well below the national average, it's easy to see why its residents love it.
6. Big Timber
It's pretty much impossible not to fall in love with Big Timber when you see it. And with a $183,800 median home price and an average household income of $42,222, it's possible to live well here on a budget.
7. Deer Lodge
Located in Powell County, Deer Lodge is surrounded by mountain ranges to the east and west. Along with regularly exploring a few of Montana's top historic attractions, you can live comfortably here on the median income of $37,917.
Hamilton is such a charming historic mountain town. The fact that it has tons of amenities for its size draws a fair amount of tourism, but it's also a fantastic (and affordable) place to live.
One of the best parts about Montana life is getting to explore all our
charming small towns.