Montana is changing rapidly, and much of the change isn't for the better. The state has been a popular destination for hopeful home buyers from other states in search of a simpler way of life. Unfortunately, living in Montana isn't sunshine and rainbows, and quite a few new residents have had to learn that lesson the hard way.

Reasons Why You Shouldn't Move to Montana

Montana may be a beautiful state, and it's completely understandable why people want to live here. If you ask almost any longtime resident, they'll most likely tell you that Montana isn't the great state that it once was. In many ways, that's true. In order to witness the beauty of Montana in all of its glory, you have to deal with large crowds of tourists and visitors.

They Don't Want People to Move There
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If you've been considering a move to Montana, you might want to think again. Unless you're a millionaire, simply getting by in Montana is going to be a challenge. Wages in Montana are lower than what you'll find in most states, and the state is currently dealing with a major housing shortage. Most people who move to Montana face a harsh reality, and many of them make the decision to leave once they've lived here for a short time.

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Why Shouldn't You Move to Montana?

Forget about all of the stunning imagery you've seen in travel brochures. Living in Montana isn't anything like that. Instead, it's a legitimate struggle for a lot of people. There are urban campers and homeless camps lining the streets in places like Missoula and Bozeman. Crime rates across the state have also drastically increased in recent years. Before you move to Montana, you may want to take a few things into consideration.

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