Moving to Miles City
Posted by Brady Banta (+9) 15 years ago
Hello. My wife and I will be moving to Miles City in July and are looking for a home to buy. We currently live in Galveston, TX and have 4 children. We would prefer a 4-5 bedroom place with acreage and a barn but know that these places do not come up often in Miles City. If anyone knows of persons contemplating a move, please let us know. I am a radiologist and will be joining Dr. Mark Irion's practice. We would be able to buy any time between now and July. We would also consider building if we found the right property in time. Thank you and have a blessed day.
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Posted by Rose Larkin (+30) 15 years ago
You would have a better chance of finding what you are looking for in Glendive, Montana and CHEAPER. But I guess, it would be a little drive.
Good Luck in your move.
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Posted by monty (+86) 15 years ago
Dont move to Glendive. Its a hell-hole and the end of the earth. Wait until you find what you want in MC
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3590) 15 years ago
E-mail me personally bt clicking on my name at the top of this post. I will give you a phone number of friends of mine that are putting a house on the market that is just what you described.

How are things in Galveston? My wife and I spent a couple of memorable years on Follets Island, just South of San Luis Pass. I can still taste the shrimp.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16313) 15 years ago
I once pounded the redfish and sharks at the Surfside jetty.
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Posted by kate scotty (+33) 15 years ago
Glendive is a fine city. I plan on moving to Glendive, next Summer.
Miles City is nice also, just too busy and too costly for me.
Give me the Peace and Quiet of Glendive.
I visit Glendive 6 times a year. I love it there.
To each its own taste.
I also like Wibaux.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3590) 15 years ago
Oh, and the flounder. There was a place called "The Shrimp Hut" in Surfside that broiled flounder, stuffed with blue crab and shrimp. Yum!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16313) 15 years ago
Wibaux is nice, but Glen D-I-V-E is the armpit of Montana.
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Posted by Mimi (+49) 15 years ago
Too bad you weren't here a couple of years ago. The Dawson County Commissioners (where Glendive is located) sold seven sections of land (one section = 640 acres) for $31.00 per acre ...with the mineral rights. That's right, thirty-one dollars per acre. Much of the land is "beautiful badlands" .....but such a deal! Too bad they sold it to the state, and didn't open it up to the public. But, they did "parlay" that money into a million dollars for a new senior citizen center. I agree with Monty, keep looking in MC until you find what you want, the politics in Glendive stinks. Good luck.
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Posted by Barbara J Ashley (+37) 15 years ago
If you try any one of the real estate agents listed on this site, they will be glad to help you--Mullen and Hardesty have very capable people and they will email you and also email you pictures if you need them--Melinda at Mullen is great to work with - my cousin just bought a house and is moving from Portland and Melinda was very easy to work with.
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Posted by Barbara J Ashley (+37) 15 years ago
If you try any one of the real estate agents listed on this site, they will be glad to help you--Mullen and Hardesty have very capable people and they will email you and also email you pictures if you need them--Melinda at Mullen is great to work with - my cousin just bought a house and is moving from Portland and Melinda was very easy to work with.
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Posted by Barbara J Ashley (+37) 15 years ago
If you try any one of the real estate agents listed on this site, they will be glad to help you--Mullen and Hardesty have very capable people and they will email you and also email you pictures if you need them--Melinda at Mullen is great to work with - my cousin just bought a house and is moving from Portland and Melinda was very easy to work with.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16313) 15 years ago
Dang, I wish I wouldn't have had this last beer - my eyes are now reading in triple!
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Posted by Brady Banta (+9) 15 years ago
If anyone knows of a farmer or rancher who might be willing to sell 10-50 acres in a nice spot, please let us know.

Thanks
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14576) 15 years ago
Sundial Ranchettes
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3590) 15 years ago
That's just mean.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14576) 15 years ago
You don't know the half of it! What is now Sundial Ranchettes USED to be the ranch where I was born and rasied.
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Posted by Cori Schock (+49) 15 years ago
MilesCityRealEstate.com has a listing for a 4 bedroom home on 22.51 acres with 2 big shops - one heated. It is 10 miles south of town.
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Posted by Brian (+363) 15 years ago
I would have to disagree with Glendive being the armpit of Montana. I would have to say Glasgow's "Arm-pittishness" is exponentially higher than Glendive's. I think there's an equation out there somewhere to show this.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16313) 15 years ago
Oh no - Glasgow is much nicer. First of all, it is a sportsman's paradise - Ft.Peck Lake, bird hunting, etc. Indeed the whole northeast corner of Montana is very nice. Second, it close to some real nice towns in Canada, like Regina for example. What's Glendive close to - Dickinson?

It is the God-given duty and right of every Miles Citian and Miles City ex-patriate to hate and despise the heathen Red Devil.
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Posted by Brian (+363) 15 years ago
Glasgow is considered by some to be a sportsman's paradise, indeed. But try raising a child there. Try sending your kids to a school system that is broke from all of the lawsuits they bring upon themselves. (they offer one foreign langauge at the school: Spanish. Nashua, a town 1/10th the size, offered Spanish, French AND German.) Try sitting at the local cafe, reading a book and being jeered by a myriad of innebriants who's closest thing to a cultural experience involved singing an acapella rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama" in the county jail. Yeah, Glasgow is a nice place to visit, and please do remember to bring more money the next time you visit, but as far as somewhere to live, Glendive AND Miles City are Utopia compared to that hovel.
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Posted by Scott (+258) 15 years ago
Gunnar, I must agree with Brian. I have spent a decent amount of time in Glasgow working for the railroad (not as much time as Brian, he lived there). It isnt a bad place if you can stand being 280 miles from civilization in every direction. 280 from Billings, 280 from Great Falls, 280 to Minot, 280 to Regina (you thought it was close). And I dont know about you but I dont consider Havre as "civilization", but it's only about 150 miles. Glasgow is a nice town but it was tough being stranded and I even love to hunt and fish.
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Posted by Scott (+258) 15 years ago
Oh by the way! If anyone cares, upstate New York is beautiful and would be a wonderful place to live. Its to bad that I have to come home on Monday.
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Posted by Brady Banta (+9) 15 years ago
Focus people. We're not moving to Glendive, Glasgow, Wibaux, or Terry. We're moving to Miles City. We'll worry about sports, politics, and anything else that comes up when we get there. For now, however, we need a place to live.

We do appreciate those who have contacted us with pertinent leads and information.

Thanks. The Bantas.
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Posted by monty (+86) 15 years ago
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11280) 15 years ago
We seem to have a troll infestation. I'll get the repellant immediately.

Oh, and by the way, I have only lived in Miles City, Bozeman and Belgrade and came home to Miles City because I do love it so! Yeah, yeah, scenery, shopping and restaurants and all that, I'm much more a part of Miles City than I ever was Bozeman or Belgrade.

There are several nice, reasonably priced houses out there but move quickly. If you need further advice on neighborhoods, closeness to shopping, just email me directly.

Amorette
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Posted by L G (+80) 15 years ago
Whatever you do, stick as close to the south side as you can. But golf in Forsyth.
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Posted by monty (+86) 15 years ago
It appears the webmaster has no sense of humor. I am a troll but that doesn't get deleted?

Lets experiment, I guess I'll call Amorette the Sea Hag from now on and see if there is indeed a double standard. LOL

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14576) 15 years ago
Not sure if I should post this comment here or in the other thread about "armpits". What makes a community "livable" is how open the people who occupy a town are to building relationships with one another and having a common vision for how they want to dwell with one another. It isn't really about what "box stores", places to eat, etc are in your town. It is always about relationships.

WIth that though in mind and based on the comments in this thread, if I were the one moving to MC, I think I would be scared to death. Negative attitudes make it very difficult to foster positive relationships. Every town has its quirks. The people posting in a thread such as this should recognize that they are developing preconcieved notions in the minds of potential residents about their town.



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Posted by gypsykim (+1559) 15 years ago
I, for one, welcome you and your family to Miles City. I believe that life is what you make it, whereever you are. This is a great place to raise a family and enjoy life. I agree with those that have suggested using the realtors located on this website. They will work hard to find what you are looking for. Best of luck!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11280) 15 years ago
I don't think Sea Hag is really appropriate, because I have lived in Montana all my life and am pretty much land locked. History Hag, maybe?

And really, most of us are welcoming folks. Lots of things to do and friends to be made. The folks who run the Bison are lovely and would never allow anyone to live in a box out back. They would make sure someone had a warm place to stay. We're like that here.

Amorette
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Posted by Jill (+25) 15 years ago
I find it curious that someone would be "scared to death" to move to Miles City. After living in 17 communities (at last count), this community and the people in it have been the most welcoming that I've encountered. Also, a community is rarely made up of "like minded" individuals unless you live in a commune. Bellingham, WA and Santa Cruz, CA were two of the most diverse communities I ever lived in and were also the most entertaining. My only disappointment with Miles City has been a seeming lack of vision and direction for the community. Too many folks seem to be waiting for an "industry" to come in with big paying jobs to shore things up instead of enhancing what is already here which by the way is a lot. Communities like Winthrop and Leavenworth, WA and Cody, WY are a few communities that have come together to build on their strengths and are surviving just great without big industry (and in locations a community shouldn't survive in). Believe me with the EPA literally dismantled at the moment, this community doesn't want a coal-fired generating plant in its back yard.
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Posted by Chad (+1766) 15 years ago
Jill,

I couldn't agree with your assessment of Miles City more. But you failed to mention "The" railroad, our future savior and bringer of all things involving wealth and income!

I didn't know you spent time in Santa Cruz- me too. Many a show at the Civic and local venues. I miss Mavericks, though it was usually scarier than my normal beach.

Miles City would be wise to look at the other examples you mentioned. To build on what is here and to look at something other than big business of the future. Time and effort should be devoted to cleaning up and improving what's here before trying to tackle something bigger. I would think it would aid in attracting the bigger fish.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11280) 15 years ago
Hey, we've been waiting for that southern railroad since 1884 and by gum, when it shows up, it will save our bacon.

Amorette
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14576) 15 years ago
"I find it curious that someone would be "scared to death" to move to Miles City." I said based on the post in this thread. There are a lot of "scary" ideas presented here.
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Posted by MR (+395) 15 years ago
Just wondering if this guy and his family read through all the garbage and is still moving here !!??? Anyway welcome to Miles City if you are moving !!!
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