I don't know how you feel but I'm surprised that Billings didn't make the happiest places to live in Montana list.  How could we not make the list?  Now, I will say that I haven't been to all the towns listed below.

So how did Zippia come up with The 10 Happiest Places in Montana?  They looked at things like how many people had insurance, owned a home and had jobs.  According to that, Lewiston is all smiles.  What town should have made the top of the list?  Don't you think Billings should have been on the list?


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    Lewiston came in number one as far as the happiest places to live in Montana.

  • 2

    Helena Valley West Central

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    Just around the corner from us. Laurel Yard, the largest rail yard between Minnesota and Washington.

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    This place was originally called Bullhook Bottoms but now we know it as Havre.

  • 5

    Miles City

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    The area experienced an oil boom in the late 1970s and early 1980s.   Sidney, almost in North Dakota but not.

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    Lockwood made the list but Billings was left off?  Can we count Lockwood as a suburb of Billings?

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    Glendive was established by the Northern Pacific Railroad.

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    Evergreen Montana home to just over 6,000 people.

  • 10

    Helena Valley Southeast