Top 5 Things You Absolutely MUST Accept If You Move To Billings
I moved to Billings back in January of 2019, and when I arrived, Billings seemed wholeheartedly calmer than it does now. Though, as part of living in the biggest "city" in Montana, we've learned to adjust to many things that are just "It's Billings" related.
Here are my Top 5 Things You Absolutely MUST Accept If You Move To Billings...
#5: Rental Prices Are Ridiculous.
I'll say I am extremely fortunate to have found the rental I have now, as the owners are very kind people, and understand not everyone can afford $1000 a month for rent. However, as the years have gone by, and more and more Rental Companies take over properties from the Mom & Pop shops... that number has become increasingly "normal".
#4: Buying A Home Is Also Ridiculous.
Unless you are coming from a city where your home skyrocketed over the years, and were able to sell it for a high price... you'll have a hard time getting a home in Billings. Even trailer houses are over $100,000 now... plus lot rent of $700+ a month.
#3: If You Don't Have A Car, You'll Hate It
Billings is 100% a vehicle-forward city. Sure, parts of Billings can be walked or biked around in... but with missing bike lanes, missing sidewalks, and especially the west end being extremely dangerous to anyone on foot, you should have a vehicle. We DO have MET Transit, with their new bus routes... but you try reading this thing.
#2: During Winter, Activities Are Limited
Summertime in Billings offers a never-ending waterfall of things to do outdoors but come wintertime... your options dwindle to a movie, walking around the mall, gambling at one of our hundreds of casinos (it feels that way, at least), or getting... drunk at one of our many bars. It can be quite depressing.
#1: Shootings Happen Frequently, In All Parts Of Billings
Since moving here, I can strongly say that shootings in the city have gone up. Or, at least, the information for the public about shootings has gone up, making us more aware of the issues in Billings. Sure, BPD has numbers they share... and you can believe them if you wish to... but for as much as I write about shootings in town, it sure seems to happen at least once a week in our "city".
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