Why Moving to Montana Can Improve Quality of Life

Montana has earned the nickname the Treasure state mainly due to the large gold and silver deposits found there. However, considering everything it offers, the state truly is a treasure in itself.

Montana is a state with incredible natural beauty and a special way of life. If you’re considering moving to Montana, here are a few examples of how calling this state home can improve your quality of life.

And if you’re looking into moving to Montana and buying a home there, take some time to view the Prescott Ranch residences by Bates Homes. These breathtaking homes are designed to fit a modern lifestyle that integrates seamlessly into the natural beauty of the state.

These neighborhoods have been planned and designed with care to improve the quality of life for families that live there and are considered the best of the best that Montana has to offer.

Breathtaking Natural Beauty

Compared to the majority of the United States, Montana is relatively untouched. The nickname “Big Sky Country” was bestowed upon Montana for a reason. The amount of gorgeous and open land is unlike any other state.

Glacier National Park has some of the best views in the nation like Logan Pass and Lake McDonald. There is also the ever-famous Yellowstone National Park. The Midway Geyser Basin and Artist Point are both exceptional scenic views. Montana also includes the world-renowned Glacier National Park, which offers some of the best scenery in the nation such as Logan Pass and Lake McDonald. Not to mention that the ever-famous Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are just a few hours away, which offer mesmerizing geysers and a considerable amount of wildlife. 

These Gorgeous landscape views are not limited to just the National Parks, however. There is an abundance of nature to take in across the state, and potentially,  right outside your front door!

Montana is the 48th most populated state, and because of this low population density, her natural beauty has been preserved and is integrated into the way of life there. 

You won’t believe how being surrounded by natural wonders after moving to Montana can improve your quality of life until you experienced it firsthand.

More Than Just a Few Outdoor Activities

Due to Montana’s landscape being so well preserved, there are plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities where you can spend your free time. 

According to the US Forest Service, spending time outdoors can improve physical, mental, and community wellness. Essentially, the amount of time someone spends outdoors is a key factor when determining their quality of life.

Montana has four, beautiful seasons, and each one is nothing short of spectacular.

During the warmer seasons, you can :

  • Hike
  • Paddleboard
  • Canoe and kayak
  • Swim
  • Pick berries
  • Horseback ride
  • Fish 
  • Bike 

In the winter season, you can:

  • Cross-country and downhill ski
  • Snowboard
  • Dogsled
  • Ice fish
  • Ice climb
  • Snowshoe

These lists barely scratch the surface of everything you can experience in Montana’s great outdoors!

Potential for Higher Education

It’s no secret that, on average, people with bachelor’s degrees earn more than high school graduates. Living in Montana, there are many opportunities to further your education for less money. 

According to CollegeCalc, Montana is the 49th most expensive state to attend college in the nation. The University of Montana in Missoula and Montana State University in Bozeman are both popular choices for MT state residents and out-of-state students alike.

There are also plenty of other options for higher education with 12 two-year schools and other private colleges that are accessible. 

If you are not personally looking to further your education, consider how incredible it would be for your children to get a degree in the same state that you live in. Not only that, but they could attend college affordably all while getting a top-notch education. 

The Tax Factor

Montana is one of only five states in the nation to impose no state-wide sales taxes. This elimination of sales tax allows you to regularly save some money on the purchases you make.

Additionally, in comparison to the rest of the country, Montana has a relatively low residential property tax. This lower tax rate means owning a home here is more accessible than in some other states.

Low property taxes might be the push you need to finally become a homeowner. Being a homeowner is a dream of so many, and Montana offers homes that fit every kind of lifestyle. 

Building equity, qualifying for tax breaks, and stabilizing your housing costs are all ways owning a home in Montana can improve your quality of life. Not to mention, the feel-good you get from the pride of ownership.

With gorgeous new builds like the ones at Prescott Ranch, it’s hard to not picture yourself moving to Montana!

Life’s Next Big Adventure: Moving to Montana

Now that you’re convinced moving to Montana is your next step in life, consider the new homes at Prescott Ranch. These beautiful homes in the Gallatin Valley are designed to fit into the Montana way of life.

Get away from the big city life and take it slow in the great outdoors of Montana in a brand new home at Prescott Ranch.