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If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« on: August 05, 2011, 10:04:58 PM »
Now here is the rest of it.... in about 5 years when the wife retires we are relocating.  Yup leaving this beautiful state for something with seasons, good hunting and cheaper cost of living.  My idea has always been Montana or Wyoming, and the wife has always wanted to return to Texas.  Well we just got back from 2 weeks in Wyoming/Montana/S. Dakota and Idaho.  She is sold on either Wyoming (she prefers) or Montana.  The pre-requisites are close to BLM or National forest, 20 acres minimum, within an hour driving distance to town.  Areas we liked the best are in order of preference:
Cody, Wy (Wapiti area)
Buffalo, WY
Gillette/Sheridan, Wy
Anaconda, Mt
Superior, Mt
Gardiner, Mt

If you could pick any area in those 2 states, where would it be and why?  Now I am not a wealthy person, but looking at spending 300-400K for a decent place with land. 
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 10:14:08 PM »
montana on the west side where the nature is kinda like here. im not a big fan of open brown colored country for miles and miles. i need the green!!
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 10:14:45 PM »
$300-$400,000 in those areas with a double wide might be do-able.
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 10:15:26 PM »
Well for me both are great choices other than for getting out of washington. I personally would go with Anaconda, Mt because I have alot of family that lives and grew up there. I love that little town. Another good little town is Hamilton, Mt.
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 10:20:25 PM »
$300-$400,000 in those areas with a double wide might be do-able.

Looked at places in Wyoming... decent 2000 Sq Ft houses out in the boonies with 20+ acres for 350K....
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 10:25:33 PM »
$300-$400,000 in those areas with a double wide might be do-able.

Looked at places in Wyoming... decent 2000 Sq Ft houses out in the boonies with 20+ acres for 350K....

If I had that much to spend, I'd buy as many acres as I could and start with and a double wide. If you've never lived/owned 20 acres, you'll find it's to small after a few years. I want more land and have 26 acres now.
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 11:28:27 PM »
Mt for Mr its a great place!
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2011, 12:10:22 AM »
$300-$400,000 in those areas with a double wide might be do-able.

Looked at places in Wyoming... decent 2000 Sq Ft houses out in the boonies with 20+ acres for 350K....

If I had that much to spend, I'd buy as many acres as I could and start with and a double wide. If you've never lived/owned 20 acres, you'll find it's to small after a few years. I want more land and have 26 acres now.
X2. 20 acres isn't as much as a lot of people think it is. We got 22 acres and I would like more land also. Out of the places you listed I've only been to Buffalo Wyoming but I love it there. Here's some good acreage that isn't much in Buffalo
http://www.landsofwyoming.com/wyoming/?detail=&inv_id=900354
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011, 12:12:16 AM »
Chris LeDoux, Mule Deer, Elk, Tetons..............? Wyoming!
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011, 04:21:56 PM »
Which state has better game management? I'm at five years out too, SD is my first pick, don't know if the wife agrees. MT and WY are in a race for 2nd. They can keep the heat down here in the south.
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2011, 05:17:52 PM »
I'm right there with you with your choice of Cody/Wapiti. I've spent a lot of time in that area and love it. If I could get a decent job there, and talk my wife into moving there, I'd be gone in a heartbeat. Also, I believe as far as taxes go, Wyoming is hard to beat. No state income, ( we dont either i suppose) and the property taxes are something like--you pay taxes on 9% of the value of your property. So, say you have a 100,000 property value, you only pay taxes on 9000 of that. ( I think thats accurate)

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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2011, 08:44:27 PM »
For me, it's Mosula (SP) MT. Or maybe Rock Creek area.

We have visited it a few times and love it over there. Not to far west and not to far east.
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2011, 03:52:31 PM »
$300-$400,000 in those areas with a double wide might be do-able.

Looked at places in Wyoming... decent 2000 Sq Ft houses out in the boonies with 20+ acres for 350K....

If I had that much to spend, I'd buy as many acres as I could and start with and a double wide. If you've never lived/owned 20 acres, you'll find it's to small after a few years. I want more land and have 26 acres now.
X2. 20 acres isn't as much as a lot of people think it is. We got 22 acres and I would like more land also. Out of the places you listed I've only been to Buffalo Wyoming but I love it there. Here's some good acreage that isn't much in Buffalo
http://www.landsofwyoming.com/wyoming/?detail=&inv_id=900354

Grew up on over 500 acres... live on just under 2 acres now.  My preference would be a lot more acreage, but for retirement and at todays cost... well 20-40 will be enough.  Provided it is in the right area.  Long as I have enough room for a couple of horses, a cow or two, and my chickens. 
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2011, 03:58:50 PM »
Buffalo would be my first choice of the one's you listed. 
Far enough away, but not too far from either Casper or Billings in a time of need.
Sheridan area a very close second.

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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2011, 04:07:09 PM »
I'd pick WY. Mainly because there's no state income tax. Both states have experienced a flood of Kalifornians--but the liberalism seems to have set more into MT and that alone is reason enough to stay away. Either would be a move up from WA.  :twocents:
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2011, 04:32:54 PM »
Myself personally I'd go Wyoming.  Montana is very nice, but after some serious talks with friends there it sounds as though the state is regulating property owners beyond belief.  One friend in Sceeley Lake was fined $2,000.00 for trimming the weeds around his horse arena without a permit.  You can almost do what ever you want with your property in Wyoming without worry.
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2011, 05:07:04 PM »
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2011, 05:12:24 PM »
I would move back to Wapiti, Wyoming in a heart beat if I could. I lived there for 4 years and enjoyed every minute of it.
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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2011, 05:35:02 PM »
I believe buffalo is at the base of the bighorns right? That would be my first choice for sure.

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Re: If you could pick... move to Wyoming or Montana?
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2011, 05:53:17 PM »
Montana for me; I'd look at the Polson area or Three Forks since I like to shoot sporting clays they both have a place to shoot and very limited in Wyo. But I will say the roads in Wyo are great due to the way they tax the oil guys; that said then I would look at Milo it is on the south end of the Big Horn MTs.
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