I know a woman who is a teacher in the city of McCook Nebraska, and she is from Montana. Her advice to me was that her state is quite beautiful, but too costly to live in. I would like to think she is exaggerating, but not living there, I don’t know. I do have a desire to retire in Montana... visited there once... absolutely impressed with its beauty.
Montana (and I have a business there) brings to mind the phrase: “a whole lot of nothing”.
I did a real estate search there about a year or so ago. The property seemed as bit expensive.