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Where to Retire in Billings and Home Prices

There are several interesting neighborhoods in Billing including the Bottom West End Historic District. According to Zillow, the median home value was $206,200, in late 2017.

What is special about Billings

In 2012 the Billings Clinic was awarded #1 best hospital out of 1,459 reviewed by Consumer Reports - a pretty significant honor for a town of just over 100,000.  Billings of course has many other amenities as well, including miles and miles of bicycle and jogging trails, and the Alberta Blair Theatre and Babcock Theaters which have over 2,100 combined seats in their seat performing arts theaters. In addition there are museums and parks, a restored historic downtown, plus the campus of Montana State University Billings.  There is no state sales tax.

What is not special about Billings

Montana is cold in the winter and a long, long way to anywhere else.

Climate and Physical Environment

Billings is in south central Montana.  The city is divided by the Rims, long cliffs, also called the Rimrocks. The Yellowstone River runs through a portion of the city, and there are 6 mountain ranges that can be seen from the city, including the Bighorns. The average January temperature is in the mid 20's and the average July temp in the low 70s.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Alberta Blair Theatre and Babcock Theaters which have over 2,100 combined seats in their seat performing arts theaters. There is the Yellowstone Art Museum, the Western Heritage Center, and the Rimrock Opera Company. There are numerous festivals such as the MSU Wine & Food Festival. The Shrine Auditorium is a local concert venue with seats for 2,340.

Crime

The crime rate is slightly under the national average.

Medical facilities

In 2012 the Billings Clinic was awarded #1 best hospital out of 1,459 reviewed by Consumer Reports

Transportation

Billings Logan International Airport is located just moments from the heart of downtown; it sits on top of (the Rims), a 500-foot (150 m) cliff overlooking the downtown core. Billings METROpolitan Transit operates the city's bus lines with bike racks and handicapped accessibility. The city operates an extensive system of bike trails including the Heritage Trail System, Bicycling Magazine named Billings one of the 50 most bike friendly cities in the country.

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