Have you been thinking of moving to Montana? If the answer is YES, there are some things the locals want you to know. 

Montana has been deemed by many as "The Last Best Place", and it is for good reason. The beautiful mountain ranges, the endless valleys, and the rolling hills offer a tranquil setting that brings in people from all over the world. It offers a sense of exploration and adventure in yourself, a "getting back to your roots" feeling. Montanans truly understand the hype as this is everyday life, but there is a type of preservation of the people and culture they fear losing the most. We have compiled a small list of do's and don'ts for those seeking to make Montana their home. 


- Expect to change the culture to fit where you came from.
"The Montana Way" might be wild, uncharted, and new but let it consume you. After all, you did move here to "get away", right?  

- Try to politicize everything 
Montana is probably one of the only places where two people with completely different political backgrounds can sit down together and have a great time, and we intend to keep it that way! 

- Be Snobby 
Montanans are a group of hard-working, small-town individuals. We don't care if you have a million dollars or one dollar, we will treat you with the same respect. But, we expect the same in return. 

- Drive a vehicle without 4-wheel drive
You will get stuck...in any season! 

- Tell your friends about Montana
Let's keep this slice of heaven our little secret! ;) 


- Help your neighbor or those around you.
Montana is one big small town. If anyone needs anything, everyone pitches in to help. It is a part of the "Montana Way". 

- Take in everything Montana has to offer 
You should never be bored living in Montana, and if you don't like going outside of the city, this probably isn't the place for you. With activities throughout every season, there is always a new hobby or part of the state to explore. Make sure to learn as much as you can! 

- Wave at cars passing by
This might sound simple and silly, but it is one habit Montanans do not want to lose. It is a small gesture that means a lot here. 

- Preserve the public lands
Montanans have much respect for their public lands. For some, it is their livelihood. So learn it, take care of it, and most importantly conserve it.

- Pack bear spray when venturing into the woods
You know... just in case!
Know where you are at and let someone know where you are and how long you expect to be out. Always be prepared for the worst-case scenario as it can happen to you. If you are not a fan of wildlife well, you have come to the wrong place. I hear New York is good. 


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