Montana February 05, 2017
Why This One Little Town Is Montana’s Best Kept Secret
Let’s all just admit something to ourselves: The secret is out that Montana is amazing. We’ve seen huge growth in all of our biggest cities and many of our small towns, especially in the western part of the state. That being said, there are still a few quiet little towns that remain off the radar, though they’re actually wonderful places to live. Glasgow is one of them.
Surprised? If you’ve never heard anything positive about Glasgow (or anything at all), read on.
Located in northeast Montana’s Valley County, Glasgow was named after the city of Glasgow in Scotland.
Established as a railroad town in the 1800s, Glasgow still retains plenty of historic charm.
This small city of approximately 3,400 people has a lot to offer.
The Pioneer Museum of Valley County is great for a history lesson, and the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge is nearby.
They also have a brewery, and it’s amazing.
Busted Knuckle Brewery is a local favorite, and they've received national attention for their tasty brews and unique setting.
The cost of living in Glasgow is 7% lower than the Montana average. The cost of housing here is a whopping 35% lower than the national average.
You can easily own a home here without saving up a six figure down payment.
If you’d rather just visit than move here, a couple of nights at the Cottonwood Inn & Suites will relax you.
The rooms here are cozy, the suites have jacuzzi tubs, and thanks to the onsite family restaurant, lounge and casino, fitness center and pool, you won't even have to leave the property to have a complete vacay.
Glasgow might be in the midst of winter now, but if you go in the spring, you can enjoy a beautiful walk through the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.
Just look at the Missouri River flowing through the lush green land.
Glasgow is a very functional town.
It might not have a lot of major department stores, but you will find every necessity here, which we can’t say about every small town in Montana.
If you’ve never been to Glasgow, it may be time to pay it a visit. Here are some other
charming small towns in the Treasure State.