Originally Posted by gdeangel
Thanks for the info Mark. From my own poking around I noted maybe a little bit of attitude from the MSU kids who complain that the cost of living is high for Montana and the locals are "snooty". I have actually never been there, even to ski, so its hard to put in context.
My daughter went to school there and a lot of the kids thought Whitefish was snooty. One of them ended up sharing an apartment with her the last two years, so I guess she wasn't too snooty. AND his brother moved here.
I think people have different impressions of places they really haven't spent much time in than they would after they are situated.
You've got to remember than Montana is a huge state, with a variety of demographics, including ranching, tourism, mining, Native American reservations, logging, etc. It's also not very diverse ethnically and most of the state is not regularly visited by tourists, so there's occasionally friction.