Congratulations on your big decision to move to Montana!

Since White Gloves Genesis in 1988, We’ve performed over one-thousand long distance moves to Montana. We hope to see you on moving day!

Our Moving Process

The White Glove Treatment

We are licensed to perform local moves in New Jersey to relocate customers to any location in the continental United States, including Montana.

White Glove is also happy to offer a flat price on your long distance move. Our prices are based on your inventory rather than charging based on factors like weight or cubic feet. This helps eliminate variable on the move day and gives our consumers complete control over your price and removes all surprises.

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Benefits of Living in Montana

So you've decided to leave The Empire State for Big Sky Country. This is a big move, changing out the city skyline for mountains and lots of open space. The biggest change between New York and Montana will probably be the huge amount of elbow room: the state has the third lowest population density in the U.S., behind Alaska and Wyoming.

If you're ready to spread out, here are some other things you should know before you go.

Job Opportunities in Montana

Montana’s economy has consistently demonstrated stability and rapid growth for the last twenty years. Although its GDP is the third smallest in the U.S., the state’s economy is the 18th fastest growing. Key industries in the state include agriculture, mining, healthcare, service, forestry, and energy. About a third of the workforce are employed in the service industry. Tourism has been growing gradually for the past few decades, but its future is threatened by climate change, pollution, population growth, and destruction of natural habitat.

Montana Taxes

With no sales tax in the state and property taxes below the national average, you should find relief from New York taxes when you move to Montana. It does have a progressive state income tax, but it’s capped at 6.9%. Capital gains are taxed, but there is a tax credit used to offset it. There are also excise taxes on alcohol, collected from the wholesaler so you’ll see it in the price and not listed as a tax on your receipt. There is also a $1.70 tax per pack on cigarettes, just below the national average of $1.81 per pack. Property taxes are the 24th lowest in the U.S. with an average rate of .83%. You’ll need a car to get around Montana, but watch those road trips: at 32 cents per gallon, Big Sky Country has the ninth highest gas tax in the country.

Montana is a Paradise for

Outdoor Living

Montanans are active by nature, with a universally shared love for the outdoors. With fifteen ski areas and resorts, including the world famous Big Sky Ski Resort’s 6,000 acres of ski-able property, Montana is a great place for winter sports. The affinity for the outdoors carries across seasons in Big Sky Country. Hunting and fishing are extremely popular. If you want to partake in these activities, be sure to obtain the proper licenses and safely store your firearms.

Montana is Full of


When you’re living a life of active outdoorsmanship, you are likely to run in to some of nature’s creatures. The Montana habitat is one of the most intact ecosystems in the continental U.S. and is home to 100 small mammals and around 20 large ones. Some are elusive, and you will wish that others were more so. Head to Glacier National Park to view mountain goats or elk. At the Bison Range you can glimpse up to 500 bison, in addition to antelope, deer, and bighorn sheep. Remember you’re not in New York anymore: larger animals to avoid or admire from a distance include grizzlies, lynx, black bears, moose, wolverines, coyotes, wolves, and mountain lions.


Competitive Housing Market

Houses for purchase are scarce in Montana, so you may want to line up a rental before you go. Depending on which area of the state you are moving to, the median house prices vary greatly. The average home in Butte costs $180,000, but in Missoula it costs $403,450, and in Whitefish $632,000. The price fluctuations are due simply to supply and demand. People are moving to Montana to be closer to family, to return to their roots, or for safety and security reasons.


Freezing Winters

Winters in Montana are bitterly cold with unpredictable variations in temperature. Between November and March, the state’s temperature fluctuates 100 degrees, between 50 degrees above and below zero. While you are likely used to cold winters in New York, you will find they are more severe in your new state, so keep your snow blower, parka and boots, and prepare your vehicle with anti-freeze, tire chains and a winter survival kit.

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Ranch Life

It is not an exaggeration to say that Montana has more cows than people. Livestock comprises half of Montana’s agricultural industry, which contributes approximately $4 billion annually to the state’s economy. If the TV series Yellowstone provided your motivation to move to Montana, you should know that ranching is a difficult business with slim profit margins, and the cowboy lifestyle is not as it appears onscreen. However, a career in agriculture will place you in good company, as there are over 28,000 farms and ranches across the state.

Education in Montana

K-12 education in Montana is ranked 26th nationally, including a rank of 21 for quality and 42 for safety. The top three school districts in the state are Bozeman High School District, Billings High School District, and Beaverhead County High School District. The two largest universities in Big Sky Country, Montana State University and the University of Montana, cater to the state’s booming agricultural industry with a number of innovative degree programs in agriculture and wildlife studies. Student residents of Montana can also enroll in certain colleges and universities in fourteen states at a discounted tuition rate through a co-op called the Western Undergraduate Exchange.

Montana is

Fantastic for Foodies

If you enjoy preparing your own food, you will adore the farmers markets in Montana. The state is home to a number of food-centric festivals, including Polson’s Flathead Cherry Festival and the MSU Billings Foundation Wine & Food Festival. A popular local delicacy is the huckleberry, which you will find baked into pies, muffins, cobblers and other confectionery masterpieces. Be sure to check out the numerous mom and pop establishments throughout Montana for innovative and mouth-watering creations, especially at breakfast time!

White Glove’s Long Distance Price Lock Guarantee

White Glove is proud to be the only Long-Distance mover in New Jersey & New York to offer, “Long-Distance Price Lock.

This means the price we quote you before your move is always the price you pay after the move. 

No hidden fees, no circumstantial costs, no nickel or diming you for things you didn’t agree to. That’s one of the ways we make your moving day a White Glove experience. Learn more about other commitments we make to our customers.

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