Livability has published their annual 100 best places to live in America list, and Missoula came in at number 8.

Factors for the list included access to schools, hospitals, and infrastructure. Also, affordability and income, and how residents take advantage of those opportunities. The home of the MSU Bobcats came in at number 11.

From Livability.com:

8. Missoula, Montana

 

Thanks to nearby mountains, rivers, and 400 acres of parkland, Missoula provides plenty of entertainment for those who love the outdoors. There's also plenty of culture as well with breweries, coffee houses, independent bookstores, and music venues.

 

Population: 66,982

 

Median Household Income: $39,076

 

Median Home Price: $238,300