If you have an adventurous spirit and are beginning to look for the best place to retire, here's a
suggestion that might surprise you...check out Montana, a spot with wide open spaces, soaring mountains and a number of picturesque,
interesting and affordable small towns.
There's no denying that, for a few months every
year, it can be pretty cold, so winters can be challenging. However, many of those relocating here find the climate
more moderate and bearable than expected. And while it may be necessary to purchase a snow blower, many retirees
are enthralled by the excitement and adventure of living in this unique environment, with four distinct and appealing seasons,
surrounded by so much natural beauty. Further, it doesn't take one very long to become totally taken with the
infectious spirit of these friendly and hospitable people.
Everywhere you look in Montana, a transformation is taking place in the varied and panoramic landscape
of this intriguing area. While thousands of acres are still roamed by herds of deer and elk, and grizzlies still prowl
along trout-filled rivers, many of the expansive cattle ranches and spectacular mountain peaks of the Rockies are evolving
into a series of luxury residential golf course communities and ski resorts.
towns with Victorian storefronts and saloons that were once frequented by cowboys and miners are now sprinkled with coffee
bars, upscale restaurants, antique shops and bookstores, all of which are attracting a flood of recent retirees drawn to these
affordable small towns and by the lure of being able to live and retire in the mountains.