BILLINGS, Mont. – The city of Billings ranked in the Wall Street Journal’s national top 10 and real estate agent.com‘s Emerging Housing Markets Index for the fourth time on Tuesday.
A release from the City of Billings says Billings ranked fifth in the latest quarterly report, and it’s the only city in Montana to rank in the report.
“Our success is not a flash in the pan. Billings has finished in the top 10 four times since the Wall Street Journal launched this quarterly ranking in 2021,” Billings Mayor Bill Cole said.
Previously, WSJ ranked the town of Billings as:
“The rest of the country is waking up to what we knew all along. The things that make Billings a great community have been proven. They stand the test of time. If you want to be trendy, look elsewhere” , said Mayor Cole in the Liberation.
“The Wall Street Journal ranking compares the 300 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The fact that Billings has consistently ranked so high for so long is great news,” Mayor Cole added.
The Town of Billings statement read:
“Breaking down the details, the real estate market category indicators are: real estate demand (16.6%), based on average unique viewers per property; real estate supply (16.6%), based on median days in the real estate ad market, the median change in listing prices (16.6%) The economic category indicators are: unemployment (6.25%) wages (6.25%); regional tariff parities (6.25%); share of foreign-born residents (6.25%); small businesses (6.25%) –
Billings is also the only city in the Northwest to make the top 10 this quarter.
“Billings is here. The Chamber of Commerce and Big Sky Economic Development need help spreading the word. Tell your friends,” Mayor Cole said.