Montana is an incredible place, and the people that live here are one of the many things that make it great. What does it take to be a true Montanan? Here are 10 important things you need to know about people that live in the state.

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If you ask any native Montanan how long you have to live here to be considered a local, they'll most likely tell you that you're only considered a local if you were born here. Montanans take great pride in their state, and are truly committed to keeping it "The Last Best Place."

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Most Montanans aren't too fond of out-of-staters and fear that transplants will eventually change the place they love into something completely unrecognizable. Some of that fear is legitimate. In Bozeman, for example, most residents can't afford to buy a home, while wealthy out-of-staters continue to purchase property with all-cash offers.

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What Does it Take to Be a True Montanan?

Montanans are true salt of the earth folk and are some of the best people you'll ever meet. They never hesitate to lend a helping hand to those in need, whether it be donating to a local charity, or helping someone stranded on the side of the road. Most Montanans enjoy the simple life, and the idea of a perfect night is sitting out under the stars and listening to the coyotes howl in the distance. That may be a bit of a stereotype, but you get the picture.

10 Important Things You Need to Know About Montanans

10 Important Things You Need to Know About Montanans

Montanans are truly one-of-a-kind. Here are 10 things you need to know about what it takes to be a true Montanan.

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