October 1, 2015
There are a ton of places out there that have a wide range of outdoor oriented activities so why did I settle with Missoula?
The people. Coming from down south we had that southern hospitality and I haven’t traveled too much but when I have I noticed most other places just aren’t that nice in terms of how the people there treat outsiders. New England particularly was a cold place not only in temperature but in the attitudes up there as well.
The people of Missoula are more than willing to give the shirt off their back to you and give you a ride to wherever you need to go. I loved it.
Not to mention all the outdoor recreation around the city. I can kayak and fish the river that runs right through the middle of the city at ease. Mt Sentinel is one of many places for great hiking with a nice overview of the entire city. And most important the hunting is great and easy to get to. You can see herds of elk along the ridges in Rattlesnake (right outside Missoula).
Now the winters are pretty brutal, especially for a southern like myself yet all the perks of this great city definitely outweigh the cold winters. Anyone lost with where they want to settle down should check out Missoula before deciding on where to live…it may just be here.