What States Are The Most Similar To Montana?

I did not grow up in Montana and while some of you might hold that against me, I promise you I got here as fast as I could.

I did grow up in a place that I would consider similar to Montana so it was not much of a culture shock for me when I did move here.

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Certain careers require you to move around a lot when it comes to advancing your career.

I, on the other hand, did not. I moved here in 2000 thinking I would be gone in a year tops.

What happened next is I fell in love, twice.

Once with Montana, and then with a Montana girl; needless to say, I have got roots now in Montana.


A scenic montana landscape photo with the word montana formed into the shape of a heart

What States Are The Least Similar To Montana?

Why anyone would want to leave the "Last Best Place" is beyond me, but hey different strokes for different folks.

Perhaps you need to move to a warmer place for health reasons, perhaps you have family in another part of the country.

Plus as mentioned earlier, your career could be the reason you need to move.

No matter what reason you find yourself moving away, if you want to feel at home, we have 5 states where you will slide right in.

We also have 5 states that will feel foreign to long time Montana residents.

5 Fascinating States Similar To Montana, And 5 Complete Opposites

The website Objective Lists used the States Similarity Index to come up with the 5 states that are the most similar and the least similar to Montana. Here is what they came up with.

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Californians: What To Know When Moving to Montana

If you're moving to Montana from California, here are a few things that might make you rethink your decision.

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LOOK: Where people in Montana are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of states where people from Montana are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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