Relocation Considerations

Moving can be exciting; but it can also be challenging, emotional, and stressful. We'd like to help. 

Below is a list of things to consider when moving, and useful links that will provide answers to FAQs of the region. 

LIFESTYLE

If you are considering a life/second home in Montana, chances are you enjoy the Great Outdoors.

 

Georgetown Lake is located on the picturesque Pintler Scenic Route. It is nestled on top of the Flint Creek pass with the Pintler Wilderness to the south, Flint Creek Mountain Range to the north, Flint Creek Valley to the west, and the Deer Lodge Valley and the town of Anaconda to the east.  The backdrop to Georgetown Lake is made up of the peaks of the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness which makes this area an outdoor haven. 

Outdoor activities in the area are limitless.​

georgetown lake montana boat dock.jpg

CULTURE

 The local culture is outdoors-oriented, and rooted in mining, cattle, and logging. However there is a healthy mix of food, beverage, and art venues as well. Below are a few links for reference: 

  * 7 Gables Resort

  * Donivan's Restaurant & Pub

  * Smelter City Brewing

  * Philipsburg Brewery

  * WINES by V

  * Pintler's Portal Hostel 

  * OBella's Restaurant

  * Firefly Cafe

  * Gallicano's Pizzeria 

  * The Revolver

  * The Sweet Palace 

beer samples at smelter city brewing

COST OF LIVING 

Parts of Montana have already peaked in the real estate market. The beauty of this region is that you can still find a dreamy piece of property with a reasonable price tag. Generally speaking, the cost of living here is far less than in most parts of the state and nation - especially when looking at areas that offer the same kind of beauty and outdoor access. 

 

 Cost of Living Calculator 

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In the Supermarket

HEALTH CARE 

There are 4 health care centers in the region that cater both to acute concerns and major life events: 

Community Hospital of Anaconda

St. James Healthcare in Butte

Granite County Medical Center in Philipsburg

Deer Lodge Medical Center

Anaconda Montana hospital sign

EDUCATION

Like most areas, there is a good balance of both public schools and private schools in the region. Below is a list of a few educational entities for various ages: 

Montana Office of Public Instruction

Anaconda School District

Sunny Days Early Learning Center 

Deer Lodge School District

Butte School District

Butte Central Catholic School 

Silverbow Montessori 

Philisburg Public Schools 

Kids at School

WEATHER

Montana has a mountain climate; which means that summer temperatures generally top out around 85-90 degrees, and the winter months are full of snow. The tall mountain ranges can yield unpredictable weather patterns; however there is no shortage of winter sports available to keep residents entertained year-round.  

young boy skiing at discovery ski area