About 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
Luxury Equestrian Estate on 20 - 40 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 & views. 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 and enjoy MILES of dirt roads that meander through beautiful farm ground and takes you all the way to Gallatin Gateway ,Montana. Additional 20 acres available to make a 40 acre property plus improvements $1,550,000

Holly Pippel , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Montana Properties

20.00 ACRES
4200 SQ FT
Madison County MT Horse Property

Ennis, Madison County, Montana

Make this your own horse training facility or use it for private boarding. Many possibilities on this 20 acres with no covenants in place. There is a 100'x60' indoor arena with sprinkler system, connected to a 14 stall barn which is 100'x36' and comes complete with wash rack, bathroom, heated tack room and stalls can be expanded to foaling size stalls by pulling dividers. There are also 8 pipe stalls under a shed row with runs and an outdoor arena and round pen. A modest 1994, 2 BR, 2 bath manufactured home completes the offering which just had the septic upgraded. The 20 acres has an upscale subdivision on one side and commercial development on the other so your possibilities for developing this property in several directions are endless. There is a definite need for boarding and very few facilities with an indoor arena.

Sarah Weitz , Berkshire Hathaway

20.00 ACRES
Executive Horse Property in The Beautiful Bitterroot Valley

Florence, Missoula County, Montana

This executive horse property sits on 70 beautiful acres in the Bitterroot Valley. Located just South of Lolo and North of Florence, both small Montana towns, you are only 20 minutes from Missoula, which has an international airport, University, 2 hospitals, and vibrant downtown. Enjoy views of the Bitterroot Mountains and Bass Creek. This is YOUR Montana dream property. Call Kris Hawkins, 406.396.6542 or email at Kris@partnergroupmt.com, or your real estate professional today, for more information or a private viewing.

Kris Hawkins , The Partner Group

70.04 ACRES
3362 SQ FT
15 Juniper Lane, Clancy, MT 59634

Clancy, Jefferson County, Montana

Beautiful acreage 1 mile from Clancy, paved Lump Gulch Rd or Juniper access to property. 30 plus acres of trees, grass, rock outcroppings and amazing views. Very private, would make a great estate property, or just a place to live and explore what's in your own back yard. Horse friendly.

David Brandon , Avatar Realty

30.96 ACRES
1348618 SQ FT
Blue Mountain View Ranch

Boulder, Jefferson County, Montana

Privacy, Serenity, Seclusion, all waiting for you on this 306 fully fenced acreage. Lots of live water with Spenser Creek flowing through the entire property. There are aspen lined meadows and timbered hillsides that stretch out to the horizon. Power, Natural Gas, well and septic are already in at two sites on the property. Elk, Deer, Moose signs and rubs are everywhere on this property, you can cross the north border to thousands of acres of BLM property, borders Sky Top Ranch to the South and West borders. Located 30 minutes from Helena, 9 minutes from Boulder on maintained and mostly paved roads (1 mile unpaved). This is a perfect place to stake your claim.

David Brandon , Avatar Realty

306.00 ACRES
Tbd Lyons Creek, Wolf Creek, MT 59648

Wolf Creek, Lewis and Clark County, Montana

You can't beat the beauty or the price on this one! 2240 deeded acres with an additional full state section lease. Miles of year round creeks, springs, timber, wildlife, privacy, hunting and fishing. Very clean fresh water straight from the source at the Continental Divide. Surrounded by State Lands. Conservation Easement in place.

David Brandon , Avatar Realty

2,240.00 ACRES
97574400 SQ FT
Views of Big Hole River and Adjacent to Public Land

Wise River, Beaverhead County, Montana

Overlooking the Big Hole River at the Jerry Creek Fishing Access, this beautiful home commands stunning views in every direction. Enjoy fishing the Big Hole or exploring the thousands of acres of public land out your back door. This stunning Montana property provides gracious living amidst spectacular scenery and incredible recreation. Two bedroom-bath suites on the main level, with kitchen, dining, great room, & laundry room are complemented by the balcony looking to the mountains and the deck facing the river, to afford amazing views in all directions. Upstairs is the loft office. Downstairs is the indoor shop, storage, & double garage. In the detached 4-bay garage plus another workshop, you will find room for all your toys and hobbies. Approximately 20 acres of fenced pasture land will accommodate the horse lovers. There are 2 adjacent legal parcels in this offering. The home sits on 13.12 acres. The adjacent parcel of 9.75 acres backs to BLM land, and thousands of acres of USFS land behind that. The garages consist of a double-car garage that is part of the main home and a detached building that houses the workshop and a 4-bay garage. RV Parking and complete RV Hookup with water, septic and electricity are an added bonus.

Michele Churchill , Clearwater Montana Properties

22.87 ACRES
3053 SQ FT
47,200 Sq. Ft. Commercial Indoor Horse Arena - Restaurant and Storage Building

Eureka, Lincoln County, Montana

Investment Opportunity with Potential Owner Financing for Qualified Buyer! There is a total of 47,200 Sq. Ft. of usable space and 20 acres included in this price. 36,000 sq. ft. indoor heated horse arena with 16 indoor stalls. Use as a manufacturing facility, indoor sports arena or ??? Also included is 7,600 sq. ft. separate storage building and 3,600 sq. ft. of office space including a restaurant/bar. Location is perfect for high traffic exposure from Hwy 93. Located next to Riverstone Family Lodge and their popular cabins, develop an RV park w/cabins to support the needs of those who come to vacation throughout the summer and enjoy the recreation of the many lakes nearby including Lake Koocanusa.

Melinda Morton , Clearwater Montana Properties

20.00 ACRES
47200 SQ FT
Beautiful Horse Property on 8 Private Acres with 1000ft of Creek Frontage

Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

Back on the market! Desirable Shelter Valley area just 5 miles from Kalispell. Formerly 188 Shelter Valley Road for GPS Purposes. This 4bd/4ba Horse Property is very well cared for and beautifully remodeled with upgrades throughout. This is a Gorgeous setting on 8 Private Acres with Patrick Creek running through the horse pasture with a 24x32 (3) stall horse barn. Ride your horses for miles into forest service land right from the property. Private back yard with an inviting patio area for family gatherings and BBQ's. Backs up to 320 private acres. Mountain Views from Front Porch! The 28x38 garage with loft is plumbed for an apartment. Family room + living room area. Open kitchen and dining area. Granite counter tops, hardwood floors, new carpet, in floor radiant heat in family room, bathroom and entryway. Soak in master tub while taking in the views of the mountains. Lay in bed while watching the sunrise over the mountains. Wood fireplace in the dining room. There is a bedroom, family room and bathroom in basement. Underground sprinklers. Underground electric dog run. This home is immaculate, you feel like you are in a model home, so beautifully done! Come take a look before it's gone!

Melinda Morton , Clearwater Montana Properties

8.00 ACRES
3594 SQ FT
Recent Market Adjustment on Exquisite Montana Horse Property,

Kila, Flathead County, Montana

Three bedrooms 2.75 bathrooms Single level Guest quarters on property for possible Airbnb. 14 acres Two barns Tack room Covered riding arena.

Terry Christopherson , Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

14.00 ACRES
2574 SQ FT

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