Best Places to Live

Missoula, MT

Population: 69,190
LIV
SCORE
616
Photo: Destination Missoula/Taylar Robbins

Nicknamed “The Garden City,” Missoula is in western Montana along the Clark Fork River and amidst five mountain ranges. The community is a college town thanks to the University of Montana, and Missoula has appeared on the Best Cities to Live list four consecutive times. Good housing options and dining spots add flavor to the community, and Missoula is world renowned for its top-notch trout fishing.

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Missoula, MT Ranking Data

Civic
68
Demographics
20
Economy
39
Education
71
Health
71
Housing
56
Infrastructure
55