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If you’re thinking about retiring in Big Sky Country, Senior Living can make the process a little bit easier. We’re an unbiased database—we’re not affiliated with any service provider—with hundreds of assisted living community web links, resident reviews, and senior-related articles. Before you start your search, we have some Montana state facts you may be interested in.
Montana’s cost of living is 2.6% above the national average. Their state and local tax burden is 8.6%; median household income is $41,587. Pensions and retirement income are taxed according to federal requirements. Property is taxed at 100% of fair market value, and there is no estate and inheritance tax. The state’s three largest cities, Billings (pop: 89,847), Great Falls (pop: 56,690), and Missoula (pop: 57,053) have varying home prices. According to the real estate website zillow.com, Montana’s median list price in November 2010 was $249,900; in Billings it was $215,000, Great Falls $185,500; Missoula $259,000.
Because of the state’s topography—from 1800 ft. up to 12,850 ft. above sea level—the weather varies dramatically and can be separated by the Continental Divide. West of the Divide, the climate is milder with cooler summers and warmer winters. On the eastern side, the summers are hot and the winters cold and snowy. The average January maximum temperature across the state is 27 degrees while in July the average is 85 degrees. Snowfall averages from 30 to 50 inches per year across the state.
If you enjoy the outdoors you’ll love your retirement days in Montana. There are 16 ski resorts like Bridger Bowl and Teton Pass, millions of acres of public cross country ski land like Bitterroot National Forest and Glacier National Park, heated snowcoach tours, and just about anything you think of on the snow. Year-round, you’ll find festivals and events across the state like the Original Missoula Gun and Antique Show, Western Heritage Day in Stevensville, and the Gallatin County Fair in Bozeman. How about the University of Montana Western Elderhostel at Yellowstone National Park or the Eureka Mountain Quilt Show?
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