Move To These 10 Towns In Montana If You Wanna Get Away From It All
Part of the reason people love to call Montana home is that they feel like they’re getting away from it all, right? After all, our state is called the “Last Best Place” for a reason. Still, sometimes simply living in Montana isn’t enough. Sometimes even the mid-sized town you’re living in starts to feel too crowded and you decide you’re ready to really get away from it all.
These 10 towns are low in population and high in wide open spaces or mountainous terrain, depending on their locations. So when you need to escape from, well, everyone, pack up and move to one of them. Just don’t bring too many people with you… the locals like their small town status.
The Sunrise City of Montana is actually considered one of the best places in the state to live due to its low crime and economic stability which relies on farming, ranching and oil production.
Baker is a quiet, peaceful town of about 1,750 people that borders North Dakota.
Admittedly you won't find much in this tiny town of 343. But if a nice, quiet life sounds appealing, Ekalaka might be the place for you.
Circle is a charming little place. But before you go, know this: It's 192 miles from the nearest Starbucks, making it the community farthest from the nearest Starbucks in the lower 48 states. The way you feel about that fact might help you decide whether or not you could live there.
Emigrant is close to some of Montana's bigger cities, like Bozeman. But only about 400 people call it home, and when the Yellowstone tourists dissipate it becomes much quieter.
6. Sweet Grass
This small community sits on the border between the U.S. and Canada. People may come and go as they're passing through, but very few people actually call Sweet Grass home.
According to historical marker author Bob Fletcher, Scobey was once the biggest shipping point of grain in the world. These days, it's a sleepy little town of 1,017 people who also enjoy living a slow-paced life.
8. Jefferson City
Jefferson City is only a 20 minute drive from Helena, but the tiny town of 300 people is a great little escape from the world. The Tizer Gardens are located there, so you can enjoy a daily stroll through the six acres of land if you decide to make it your home.
Chinook might be small, but it's beautiful. The locals pride themselves on having one of the most livable communities in Montana. Everyone is friendly to tourists and visitors, but you can still find plenty of solitude in the area.
Only 184 people call Paradise home, so if you're looking for seclusion this town will live up to its name. Its place on the Clark Fork River doesn't hurt either.
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