We are through Thanksgiving of a very eventful year. There have been plenty of changes but Montana continues to be a beautiful place to live and work. That seems to be a pretty static situation. I personally think Montana will continue to have a great draw for those who are looking for a safe, clean environment that offers spectacular beauty in an otherwise uncertain world.
Montana's population just recently surpassed 1 million people; smaller than the top 10 most populated cities in this country yet it has the fourth largest area. If you really want to generally get away from people, Montana is not a bad choice.
Montana also is high and dry. Dry in the sense that we won't be affected by rising sea level which is taking place. In fact, National Geographic estimates that over 13 million people will be displaced by higher sea levels and that is a lot of folks. We do, however, have water. In fact, the Bitterroot Valley has approximately 62 billion gallons of water in the first two aquifers. With a population of under 50,000 in a valley 90 miles long and 15 miles wide.
We also are relatively safe from crime. Montana is 26th in major crime per 100,000 of population at 323.7 as of 2015. With a population of just over 1 million, that is not a lot of crime.
We don't have hurricanes, few tornados, the last big earthquake was in 1959 despite being one of the most active seismic states in the Union and the climate in the Bitterroot is very mild.
THE BITTERROOT VALLEY OF MONTANA and specifically, Stevensville, has many things to offer those looking for a less hectic world. We are happy to share more of it with you and chances are pretty good there won't be a huge crowd to contend with.
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