Possibility to relocate to Helena, MT but know nothing about that area other than it looks very scenic but brutally cold. Although I was born in upstate New York, I’ve only lived in a relatively cold climate for a few years as a kid. The vast majority of my life has been spent in hot climates (Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hawaii). So is the cold really bad? Do folks eventually adapt to it?
Anyone know more about Montana and Helena specifically? Aside from the cold winters, are the schools good? Do they have decent outdoor shooting ranges nearby? Any off-road trails? Housing expensive or affordable?
My google search only found one or two indoor ranges. Is it so cold that most folks choose to shoot indoors? Is Montana a gun-friendly state?
Tax burden like property taxes bad? Cost of food and gas? High or low insurance rates? Decent health care?
These are just a few things I was wondering about as I do my own google search, but it would be good to hear from folks on here with more personal knowledge and experience with that area.