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MEDPRO’S FEATURED DESTINATION: Butte-Silver Bow, Montana

MedPro International is placing foreign-educated healthcare professionals in exciting positions throughout the United States. This week we take a closer look at Butte-Silver Bow, Montana.

 

Big Sky Country

At the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana is Butte-Silver Bow, an area rich in history, art, and culture. Butte-Silver Bow provides residents and visitors with all the basics of city living while maintaining a small-town feel. Home to the most extensive National Landmark Historic District in the nation, Butte and the surrounding cities were once prosperous mining towns. Today a variety of industries support the local economy in Big Sky country.

Economy

Over the last decade, the state’s economy expanded on a diverse financial foundation. Construction, trade, business services, leisure activities, healthcare, and education play a significant role in local and statewide employment. Among the major companies that call Butte home are National Center for Health Care Informatics, Pioneer Technical Services, Inc., and Northwest Energy.

Local Medical Facilities

Community Hospital of Anaconda, St. James Healthcare

Quality of Life

Residents enjoy a lower cost of living in this area and ample opportunities for outdoor activities.

  • Cost of Living: 20.8 percent lower than the national rate
  • Population:  34,768 based on the 2020 Census
  • Median Home Price: $156,400
  • Median Household Income: $49,659
  • Per Capita Income: $28,261
  • Live below the poverty line: 16 percent
  • Median Age: 40

Average commute time: 15 minutes

Schools

Butte School District #1

  • Overall grade: B (Niche.com)
  • Student-Teacher ratio: 13-1
  • Serving K,  Elementary, Middle, and High school

 

Top Attractions:

World-class golf courses, hiking, skiing, hot springs, snowmobiling, and other recreational opportunities abound in and around Butte-Silver Bow.

World Museum of Mining Located on the Orphan Girl Mine, the museum has 50 exhibit buildings, countless artifacts, and 66 primary exhibits. View specimens of minerals and rock, visit a recreation of an 1890s mining town, and see a 100-foot-tall headframe and the Hoist House, original structures of the Orphan Gil mine Yard.

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Thirteen trailheads lead to pristine vistas and open areas in Butte off this 3,100-mile trail from Mexico to Canada.

Mai Wah Museum Housed in the Wah Chong building and Mai Wah Noodle Parlor building, the museum documents the history of Asians in the Rocky Mountains. A small art collection showcases local artists and artifacts, such as a CERA Medallion found during a 2007 dig.

Butte Farmer’s Market  May through the first weekend of October, from 8 am – 1 pm, visitors can purchase fresh produce, flowers, herbs, handmade goods, and homemade treats.

Anaconda Just northeast of Mt. Haggin, in nearby Anaconda, visitors can scratch their outdoor adventure itch. Skiing, ziplining, fishing, golf, and hiking are all popular activities in Anaconda.

Butte-Anaconda Historic District This area showcases the rise of industrialization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The communities of Butte, Anaconda, and Walkerville were booming mining towns, and visitors can see the preserved architecture of that era.

Yellowstone National Park The first national park in the U.S., Yellowstone, covers more than 3,400 square miles, including the Gallatin, Absaroka, and Teton mountain ranges. Old Faithful, a geyser that erupts every 60 to 110 minutes, is one of several geysers at the park. Visitors can also see hot springs, view wildlife, hike, camp, and more. Yellowstone is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Butte.

 

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