California is near the top of the list when it comes to out-of-state transplants moving to Montana, and there's a pretty significant learning curve for people moving in from the Golden State. Montana and California are different in a lot of ways, and there are a few important things that Californians moving to Montana need to know to make the transition easier on themselves.

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For many people, a vacation in Montana is an unforgettable experience that they will be sharing stories about for years. Some people visit Montana and develop an elaborate plan to move here. To be honest, it's understandable. Montana is a special place and visitors are quick to realize that.

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The fact is, that people moving to Montana from California and other states have caused a lot of problems for longtime residents. In many places, affordable housing has become a major issue because construction crews and builders are unable to keep up with the demand, resulting in inflated home prices. Also, many homes have been sold to out-of-staters and turned into short-term vacation rentals as a way to make a quick profit.

Moving From California to Montana: What to Expect

If you lived in California and became accustomed to all of the conveniences that come with living there, the lack of said conveniences in Montana may come as a shock. For many Californians moving to Montana, here's why the experience may come as a rude awakening.

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Look, I'm not going to join the chorus and tell people from California or anywhere for that matter to not move to Montana, but I do want to shed a little light on what to expect when you get here.

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