Two Montana Cities On List For Best Cities For People With Disabilities
Life should be easy for everyone. Whether you don't have any ailments or you have disabilities and honestly, I think it's pretty cool two Montana cities landed on this list.
Wallet Hub came out with a list of the Best and Worst Cities for People with Disabilities and Montana had two cities land in the Top 100.
Missoula was on the list at #82 and Billings landed on the list at #69. Out of the 182 cities on the list, to be in the top half is pretty good.
The broke the categories down into three sectors, Health Care, Quality of Life and Economy. The Economy section deals with things such as affordable housing, cost of living, employment rate for people with disabilities and more. Quality of Life deals with share of disability of people, wheel chair accessible grocery stores and restaurants and other criteria. The final sector Health Care looks at hospitals, doctors, nurses, quality of public hospital system and so many other factors.
Missoula ranked high for Health Care but low Economy and rated high in Health Care too but rated low for Quality of Life.
The reason why Bozeman wasn't on the list was due to the study only did the 100 most populous cities and then if a state didn't have one of those on the list they took the two most populous cities in the state. Sadly, Bozeman is currently the 4th most populous city and we wouldn't show up on this list.
The thing is I think Bozeman would be a great city for people with disabilities. Especially for Health Care and Quality of Life. The thing we would get destroyed on is Economy due to the affordability to live here is awful. That's just my opinion though.
For more details, check out the whole rankings on Wallet Hub.