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MSU Extension study: Quality of life a top factor for people moving into and within Montana

From the MSU News Service

BOZEMAN - Only about a third of people moving into and within Montana between 2016 and 2021 moved for work, according to a study released this week by Montana State University and MSU Extension. Better access to the outdoors, a less congested place to live and a slower pace of life were the most important reasons for moving, according to those surveyed.

"This study shows that quality of life reasons, rather than financial reasons, were the most important factors for deciding where to move," said Tara Mastel, principal investigator on the study and associate specia...