In 2021, far more people moved to Montana than out of it (thanks for the assist, research team!) Thanks to never running out of stuff to look at or do, Billings and Missoula continue to see about a 4:1 ratio of inbound moves versus people moving away. That trend seems to be continuing in 2022.

Why choose Missoula, is it because you sought adventure? Got a job? Going to school? Your restless hiking spirit seeks a mighty challenge? Simply to escape California?

Whatever your reason, you'll need to get acclimated to your adopted home. You're here, you may as well. And lucky for you, theres a popular social platform that can help you do just that, if you avail yourself to it.

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As someone who's bopped around the country plenty in my chosen profession as a gum flapper / trash panda / keyboard warrior / level 42 nerd, when you make it to your new adopted home it can be hard to get to know your new surroundings, especially if you grew up insanely introverted like me and only left the house by force.

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SHOWN: me, probably, if I hadn't moved to Missoula

Here are 4 groups on The Book of Faces you can join to help you get to know your new neighbors, find stuff to do, and even decorate your new pad.

Missoula Classifieds - NEW AND IMPROVED

Whether you're looking to buy or sell, it's locals only in here. The moderators do a great job of keeping the posting relevant, and an overwhelming majority of posts are simply people looking to unload their stuff. 50k members strong!

Missoula Events

With almost 8k members, you're guaranteed to find something interesting to do with your spare time in Missoula. Plenty of posts for local musicians, training classes and local farmers markets.

Missoula Valley Online Yardsale

Akin to the Missoula Classifieds, this group loves connecting buyers and sellers in the Missoula valley. Almost 39k members and a strict no-advertising policy, it's a great place to get a deal on something you might need.

Missoula Cycling

If you've moved here from a big city (or small town, it doesn't matter) that treated bicyclists and curbs like leperous eight balls and side rails on a pool table, you might be happy to know that Missoula is very bike-friendly. Our main thoroughfares (Brooks St, Russell St, Reserve St, Higgins Ave) all have dedicated bike lanes, and you can learn the ins and outs of Missoula in the comments.

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Credit: Benny Edwin
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SHOWN: me, actually living in and enjoying Missoula with my bike

Members of this group are keen on getting the word out on weekly and monthly rides around town as well.

 

Did I miss a group you enjoy in Missoula? Let me know in the comments.

p.s. we're also on fB too...