Hello-- My name is Regan Langel. I'm a Realtor in the Gallatin Valley but I've worked with Butte and Whitehall properties and do have a couple of listings out there. The commute is not bad-- only about 25 minutes in interstate travel. As far as the quality of life in both towns? They are excellent towns for all sorts of reasons. Great air, great views, incredible people, and of course-- golfing, skiing, fishing, hiking, and mountains all within 20-60 minutes. The market has somewhat leveled off over the past couple of months but you can get some incredible buys. I'd love to send you some more info if you're looking to relocate. You can contact me at 406-284-6546.