Montana is a popular place to visit, and it seems that once folks do visit, Montana becomes a popular place to move to.

Over the last several years, we've seen thousands of folks from all over the country flock to Big Sky Country, which has resulted in some serious headaches for many locals. We've seen the cost of living skyrocket in many Montana towns and unfortunately, it doesn't look like there is much relief in sight.

For those of you considering moving here, there are some things you should know and some places you should avoid.

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First off, the truth is Montana is not for everyone. Yes, it's beautiful and is an outdoor paradise. Yes, there are things to do all year long. Having said that, not everything is great in Big Sky Country.  Poverty is real, the weather can be rough, and to be perfectly honest with you, you might not always feel welcome here.

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However, if you still insist on moving to Montana, there are a few towns you might want to avoid.

The folks over at Money Inc. came out with a list of Montana towns you should avoid, and where there are several on the list, we're going to focus on the Top 5. But, before we reveal those towns, here are 10 reasons why you shouldn't move to Montana.

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So which 5 Montana towns should you avoid? Money Inc. says these are the worst of the worst.

  • Malta, Montana
  • Shelby, Montana
  • Cut Bank, Montana
  • Polson, Montana
  • Hardin, Montana

There are a few different factors that went into determining the results including crime, unemployment, and opportunity. Do you agree with the list?  Which Montana town would you avoid? Let us know by sending us a message on our radio station app.

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