About Montana

Montana

imgFrom antelope-speckled, short grass prairies in the east to snow-capped mountain ranges and free-flowing rivers in the west, it’s no wonder Montana has been dubbed “the last best place.” Inspiring landscapes and easy-going, friendly towns combine to form Montana’s six distinct regions. 

In fact Montana has several nicknames, none official, including: "The Treasure State" and "Big Sky Country", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently, "The Last Best Place". 

The state ranks fourth in area, but 44th in population, and accordingly has the third-lowest population density in the United States. 

Montana is well known for its mountainous western region, most of which is part of the Northern Rocky Mountains. About 60% of the state is prairie, part of the northern Great Plains.

The economy is primarily based on services, with ranching, wheat farming, oil and coal mining in the east, and lumber, tourism, and hard rock mining in the west.  Millions of tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park. The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Montana's total state product in 2003 was $26 billion. 

Montana is a relative hub of beer microbrewing, ranking third in the nation in number of craft breweries per capita. 

Montana's personal income tax contains 7 brackets, with rates ranging from 1% to 6.9%. Montana has no sales tax. 

In presidential elections, Montana was long classified as a swing state, though in recent years, Montana has been classified as a Republican-leaning state, as the state supported Republican presidential candidates in every election from 1996 to the present.

The Montana State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences estimates that in the State of Montana are between 150,000 and 180,000 horses.

Montana is home to one herd of wild horses which is located in the Pryor Mountains south of Billings along the Montana-Wyoming border. For more than a century, the Pryor Mountains have been home to free-roaming bands of wild horses. In 1968 Montana set aside 31,000 acres in the Pryor Mountains as a public range for the wild horses living there.  The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is unique in both its setting and for the wild horses that inhabit it. Many of the horses have primitive striping on their backs, withers, and legs and are reputed to be descendents of "colonial" Spanish horses. 

 

 
img Horse Population: Between 150,000 and 180,000horses
img Population: 989,415
img Land area: 145,552 sq. miles
img Capital: Helena
img Counties: 56
img Highest Point: Granite Peak 12,807 feet
img Lowest Point: Kootenai River 1,800 feet
img Geographic Center : In Fergus Co., 11 mi. W of Lewistown
img 10 largest Cities :
 
  • Billings, 98,721
  • Missoula; 62,923
  • Great Falls; 56,338
  • Bozeman: 33,535
  • Butte-Silver Bow:1 32,282
  • Helena: 27,383
  • Kalispell: 18,480
  • Havre: 9,390
  • Anaconda–Deer Lodge County: 8,948
  • Miles City: 8,162
 
$1,350,000
Luxury Equestrian Estate on 20 acres West Of Bozeman. 10 min. to Rivers !

Manhattan, Gallatin County, Montana


Well maintained log home on acreage just West of Bozeman. 20+ acres of rolling pasture with an additional separately deeded 20 acres possible! 10 minutes to the Gallatin or Madison rivers to fish. Views of Tobacco Roots, Hylites & Horseshoe Hills & Ted Turners Flying D Ranch .Ride or hike out your back gate to MILES of dirt roads that meander through beautiful farm ground and take you all thee way to Gallatin Gateway ,Montana.

Holly Pippel , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Montana Properties

20.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4200 SQ FT
 
$448,000
Kalispell Horse Property, Close - in Charming Equestrian Living

Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana


Just the right size for your family and your animals! Enjoy country living close to town with this attractive property on Helena Flats. Minutes from Helena Flats school and Presentine Fishing Access site on the Flathead River, the 4.32 acre property is ready for your animals with a 1300 square foot barn with three horse stalls, a tack room, and two fenced pastures. The large fenced backyard is a great playground for your kids and dogs. Enjoy panoramic views of 4 mountain ranges from the covered redwood front deck and the redwood deck in the backyard. A community plan requires 5 acre minimum lots size plus a large conservation easement to the west helps maintain the rural setting into the future. Also included is a detached 576 square foot storage shed for lawn equipment, household goods and firewood, plus lots of additional storage space in the 3 car garage.

Lawrence Timchak

4.32 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2834 SQ FT
 
$725,000
Sugarloaf Mountain Ranch

Glen, Beaverhead County, Montana


Own the Montana dream! Nearly 90 acres with incredible views in every direction of the Big Hole River Valley and surrounding mountain ranges. Private access to 1000's of acres of public land for pack trips, backcountry fishing, big game hunting, or an afternoon ride. The completely updated 4 bed and 4 bath home offers main floor living with complete comfort. The attached separate entrance guest suite is perfect for short or long visits. The shop, barn, outdoor arena, and round pens are ready for your horses! A large RV pad with full services rounds out this ideal Montana horse and sportsman's dream property. This property has it all at an incredible value. This property will not last at this price. Call today!!!

Brad Ehrnman , Pure West Christie's Bozeman

89.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3873 SQ FT
 
$499,999
Horse Property on 60 acres in Montana

Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana


Specs on place: 1700 Adams Lane, Dillon, Mt. 1388 sq. ft. custom log home 2 bedroom 2 baths  2 car garage 40'x60' work shop/tractor storage 14'x18' log bunckhouse with 3/4 bath 14'x18' custom built green house 8'x12' Catalina swim spa w/ 13'x33' redwood deck 12'x12' insulated/power, chicken house w/ 16'x16' enclosed run 8'x8' storage shed 10'x16' storage shed 7 horse runs' 4 w/ automatic waterers RV hookup mature trees private well steel entry gate 60 acres ( 3- 20 acre parcels ) 12 miles from hospital Spectacular Views View by appointment only

Deb Page

60.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1388 SQ FT
 
$385,900
Horse property with a view and extra shop space close to Helena!

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana


Take in the incredible views from this property w/ acreage close to town! This solid brick home features updated kitchen & appliances, new flooring in the kitchen/dining room, remodeled bathroom, & 3 different gas fireplaces. Also included are separate living & family rooms spaces, & an office w/ built in desk & storage. Property is fenced for horses & includes an area to be used as a horse shelter or for hay storage. Separate 3 bay garage/shop space that can accommodate a boat or RV. Don't miss out!

Jeff Swingley , Windermere Real Estate Helena

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2070 SQ FT
 
$3,999,000
Unsurpassed with River Frontage!

Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana


Luxurious custom built home with an Old World feel located in exclusive Old River Farm. Riverfront property with over 20 acres. One of a kind masterpiece with breathtaking mountain views. Stone throughout the home and vaulted ceilings. 4 car garage with separate 2 car garage barn. This unique and elegant abode is a must see!

Sue Frye , ERA Landmark Real Estate

21.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
6351 SQ FT
 
$925,000
$1,000,000,000 View is Free of Charge!

Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana


Truly immaculate custom built home. Huge chefs kitchen with stainless appliances, center island and plenty of oak cabinets. Large main level master with 2 walk-in closets, private bath featuring dual vanities, tile shower and jetted tub. 2 additional main level bedrooms, with full bath. Pristine oak flooring. Large Great room open to eat in dining area.Formal dining room, currently being used as an office, making this a flexible use space.Unparalleled Bridger mountain views! Enjoy the spacious covered back patio and take in the vistas. Unfinished basement could have another bedroom, bath, media, & exercise rooms. 4 car attached garage. Set up for horses. Very private setting, yet only minutes to Bozeman.

Sue Frye , ERA Landmark Real Estate

20.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5400 SQ FT
 
$845,900
Your slice of Montana Paradise!

Manhattan, Gallatin County, Montana


Beautiful one level custom built home which includes an unfinished basement that is waiting on your creative ideas! This home features a chefs kitchen, spacious master suite, gorgeous wood floors, newer carpet and paint. The setting is unparalleled on this 20 acre parcel, including a fantastic set up for horses, a 36x80 4 stall barn that has extra space for equipment, 6x8 foot chicken coup with secure space for the hens to roam, an enormous fenced garden space and 360 degree views of the all of the mountain ranges surrounding the Bozeman area. Privacy and quiet, while only 20 minutes to downtown Bozeman. Come home to Montana Living!

Sue Frye , ERA Landmark Real Estate

20.06 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3612 SQ FT
 
$1,699,000
On Top of the World!

Gallatin Gateway, Gallatin County, Montana


Truly one of a kind! Custom home designed and built by Penny Lane Homes. This industrial-modern home sits on 20+ acres, has Minerva counter tops in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room and also features custom built cabinets and an island made from recycled pallet wood. The spacious living room and dining area are separated by a gorgeous rock stacked 3-way fireplace. Media room features a Murphy bed, tucked away until you need sleeping quarters for your guests! The building length pergola is plumbed for your gas BBQ, has a large hot tub, making it the perfect place to entertain your guests! Enjoy the panoramic views from every angle of this amazing, unique home!

Sue Frye , ERA Landmark Real Estate

20.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3899 SQ FT
 
$249,900
Remote Log Cabin with Spectacular Views

Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana


Love this remote property that has beautiful views and two creeks running through it. Built with a simple system that is eco friendly, such as the composting toilet using no water and uses a gray water system. The cabin is built with blue pine logs and has views of the Grassy Mountain and Mill Creek. You can listen to the water going over the falls down to Mill Creek below. Hiking and horse trails will give you many new discoveries to see the beautiful rocks and signs of the many forms of wildlife that abound in the area. The gorgeous log cabin home is perfect for the property.

Marge Tucker , Clearwater Montana Properties, Inc.

22.09 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
961 SQ FT

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