Personally, I'm a huge Missoula fan. Lived here on and off again for nearly 12 years. Long enough to be quite partial all the while surpised that we did not crack the top ten in this "livability" list.

According to the Best Places to Live in Montana rundown on AreaVibes, many factors were taken into consideration. Things like amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather helped compile the list below. Scroll on to see if you agree.

 

  • 1

    Gallatin River Ranch

    Ame­nities B

    Cost of Living A

    Crime A

    Edu­cation A+

    Emp­loyment D+

    Housing A+

    Weather F

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  • 2

    Dillon

    Ame­nities A+

    Cost of Living A+

    Crime A

    Edu­cation A

    Emp­loyment C

    Housing C+

    Weather F

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  • 3

    Red Lodge

    Ame­nities A+

    Cost of Living C+

    Crime A

    Edu­cation A

    Emp­loyment D+

    Housing A+

    Weather F

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  • 4

    Billings

    Ame­nities A+

    Cost of Living A

    Crime D+

    Edu­cation B+

    Emp­loyment C+

    Housing B+

    Weather D

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  • 5

    Ennis

    Ame­nities B

    Cost of Living A+

    Crime A

    Edu­cation A+

    Emp­loyment C

    Housing B

    Weather F

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