If you were starting fresh and wanted to live out west... Where would you go?

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We've never regretted the move to Missoula..... ever! It's a really fun town and the outdoor recreation is amazing. Tough job market and high housing costs though. Watch A River Runs Through It one more time before deciding :)
 

psinclair

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nope.

Boztropolis, Montanifornia.

High demand for nannies.
Probably tons of jobs for engineers given the explosive growth.
A plethora of Microbreweries full of twentysomethings.
high demand for children as there are so many soccer teams that there is a shortage of players.
About 50000 currently, will be about 100000 in a year.

I think you have a winner.

:)
Good one! Exactly why I left there 23 years ago....
 

teej89

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Shoot sorry for dragging my feet on responses guys I"ve been helping a friend move all weekend, but thanks for the replies! I think Cheyenne may be one of our best options but I was there briefly last year and it was at the tail end of a 28hr drive so I may have been incoherent but it doesn't seem like there much wilderness readily available... for evening biking trips. I'd LOVE to get her to MT but I don't think I"ll be able to swing that, we discussed going in the winter to see what she thinks.

We considered Phoenix but I have a chocolate lab that absolutely HATES the heat, he'll go outside for a walk in 80 deg heat and be done in 10min but I can train him in the fall and you'll never be able to physically wear him out.

ALso looked into flagstaff, loved it until someone told me it's a real hippy artsy town....

The NM town sounds nice, that's definitely something I'll consider.
 

teej89

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Just looked into Boise and I think that place may have what we're looking for! I think we're going to book a flight out there this winter to check it out.
 

Bambistew

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I'd say Alaska, but the economy is about ready to fall off a cliff... finding work could be tough in the near future, but if you're good at what you do, you can still find work.

The only place in the west I would look at would be someplace in western MT, or NW Wyoming.
 

idnative1948

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You are welcome to hit me up for info and some sightseeing if you decide to come out for a quick trip.


Just looked into Boise and I think that place may have what we're looking for! I think we're going to book a flight out there this winter to check it out.
 

Rat Fink

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Funny that Helena would be considered too small considering we have about 60,000 people that live in our area.
 

Randy11

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Funny that Helena would be considered too small considering we have about 60,000 people that live in our area.
That was my thought. I live in a town of 1,900 and I feel crowded. Different strokes for different folks.
 

Rancho Loco

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Shoot sorry for dragging my feet on responses guys I"ve been helping a friend move all weekend, but thanks for the replies! I think Cheyenne may be one of our best options but I was there briefly last year and it was at the tail end of a 28hr drive so I may have been incoherent but it doesn't seem like there much wilderness readily available... for evening biking trips. I'd LOVE to get her to MT but I don't think I"ll be able to swing that, we discussed going in the winter to see what she thinks.

We considered Phoenix but I have a chocolate lab that absolutely HATES the heat, he'll go outside for a walk in 80 deg heat and be done in 10min but I can train him in the fall and you'll never be able to physically wear him out.

ALso looked into flagstaff, loved it until someone told me it's a real hippy artsy town....
You'll love Missoula.
 
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