And Vonnie, that is the question isn’t it? Montana got popular with Hollywood, and so did Durango after the movie City Slickers. What looks like boom temporarily can turn out to be a major bust later when your little hamlet becomes an “it” town. Once Outside Magazine names a place the best place to live in America, it’s a goner. I find that terribly sad, but it’s life. That’s why so many ex-pats take their retirement money elsewhere…and change those places, not always for the better. Just ask the locals. They can be brutally blunt. They want your money and a job, but not you. That’s a tough nut to swallow. Although I keep seeing ads for a small town in Italy that desperately needs transplants….

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