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
 
$1,495,000
81 Rockinghorse Drive

Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana


Immaculate home in Cameron Bridge Estates! At almost 6,000 square feet, this 2007 built custom home has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, two kitchens, three living areas, a large bonus room over the 3 stall garage and tons of storage! Sit beside the wood burning fireplace and admire beautiful mountain views. This 10+/- acre property includes 3 fenced pastures, a barn with two stalls and tack room and a studio above it. Access to the Gallatin River!

Mike Basile , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties

10.73 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5931 SQ FT
 
$750,000
42 Acre Fully Functioning Guest Ranch With USFS Access

Saint Regis, Mineral County, Montana


CONTACT LISTING AGENT: William Mitchell -- RegentWestEnd@gmail.com -- (323) 919-5391 OWNER FINANCING! $250k down and 8%. Expansive 41 acre operating guest ranch with government permits, located in DeBorgia, MT. Structures include ranch house, lodge, bunk house, cabins, barn and other ranch buildings. Supports outfitting, horseback riding, rafting and fishing, BBQ and cookouts, USFS ranger talks, hay rides, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, and ski packages (for Lookout Pass Resort). Owner currently leases additional 100 acres of pasture. Includes trucks, backhoe, numerous other vehicles and trailers. Email listing agent for supporting documentation.

William Mitchell , Regent Realty

42.00 ACRES
9 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
11000 SQ FT
 
$749,500
Country Living Close In

Sand Coulee, Cascade County, Montana


Beautiful home close to Great Falls for country living. This is a great horse property with lots of room for animals and a producing hay field. Fully fenced and landscaped, sprinkler system and hydrants on property. Pellet stoves to enhance comfort on those cold days. Covered porch and maintenance free decks. Storage shed. Close access to Logging Creek, Sluice Boxes, Highwood and Little Belt Mountains with 4 season sports and trails.

Pete Schultz , Clearwater Montana Properties

83.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3808 SQ FT
 
$969,900
Luxury Horse Property in the WILD west with an INDOOR & OUTDOOR Arena!

Corvallis, Ravalli County, Montana


A horse lovers DREAM property. This luxury home on 10+ irrigated Acres is centrally located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley just 45 minutes to Missoula and an hour to the Big Hole. This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home with two stone fireplaces and wood-pellet stove is loaded with upgrades that are sure to please the most discreet buyer! This rustic luxury home is complete with a home gym and indoor spa-space with hot tub. The entry of the home boasts vaulted ceilings and expansive views of the majestic bitterroot mountains that create a picture perfect view! Master bathroom has heated flooring, spa shower, jetted tub and compliments the 1000+ SF master bedroom beautifully! This home will reward every desire your heart sings! BBQ with family & friends upon one of the exterior decks or sit around a private campfire and watch the sun set as the horses gallop in a pasture. ENORMOUS shop to store toys, and promote your favorite hobbies, trades, and sports too. Train your horses inside the indoor arena year round and offer classes to horse enthusiasts from the outdoor arena too. Income generating apartment accompanies this luxury horse property to ensure enjoyable living for everyone! Looking for income seek no further property... the current owners board horses too and will share the ins/outs of their business with new ownership. This comfortable rustic home offers an extended list of 75+ amenities and offers every luxury horse lover the FINEST living Montana has to offer!

Jamie Cozby , Keller Williams Western MT Real Estate

10.01 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5450 SQ FT
 
$899,900
Montana Home on the STILLWATER RIVER!! _ Equestrian Training Facility

Columbus, Stillwater County, Montana


MONTANA HOME w/Private Stillwater River Access_River Rafting_Fly Fishing_Bow Hunting_ATV's & Camping. AMAZING 5,000 sqft- 5 Bed/3 Bath Home on 20+ Irrigated Acres w/ Great Hay production. Heated Indoor 8 Stall Horse Barn w/Breezway & Hot Water Wash Rack. XLarge Insulated SHOP for Equipment. Home has a MOTHER-IN-LAW LIVING AREA with a second kitchen & separate entry. Tons of storage & a secret Vault/Gun room. ... VIRTUAL TOUR - https://youtu.be/bj0GaeOaelw

Tannis Kramer , Western Skies Real Estate

20.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4952 SQ FT
 
$1,100,000

SOLD

Equine Training Facility_Shepherd,MT

Shepherd, Yellowstone County, Montana


Breathtaking Horse Training Facility nestled on 125+- acres of productive hay ground w/ live water year round. This ONE OF A KIND property is sheltered down in a coulee that encompasses a Live Creek, Indoor Riding Arena, Numerous Stall Barns, Pastures, Extensive 200x280 Outdoor Arena w/ natural sand. Located just 10 minuets from Billings, this Ranch offers 2 Family homes, and a view from the back deck that is to die for!! 125+- Acres of Irrigatible ground w/ 3 Separate Living Quarters & Live Water from Razor Creek. Abundant Wildlife, Yellowstone Back Water & Island Access, 12 Separate Pastures All w/ creek access, 4 Stall Barn_6 Stall Barn_Shelter W/3 Runs_5 Outdoor Runs below Outdoor Arena_ 80 x 150 INDOOR Arena

Tannis Kramer , Western Skies Real Estate

125.00 ACRES
9 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
5428 SQ FT
 
$575,000
Horse Lover's dream with heated shop, barn with stalls and 3,408+ / - home.

Froid, Roosevelt County, Montana


Horse Lovers Dream Property! This is the perfect property for the horse lover or hobby farmer. Quality home has 2 bedroom, 2 bonus rooms and 2 1/2 baths remodeled early 2,000’s. Basement is also finished for a total of 3,408 sq. ft. There is a heated shop, newer barn with horse stalls and many other amenities all located on 80 acres with paved access. Property is located just 8 miles from Culbertson and is a short drive to Sidney, Williston or Plentywood. Definitely a must see! Call or stop in for more details.

Jarrell Schock , Missouri River Realty

80.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3408 SQ FT
 
$790,000
Quiet Water

Fishtail, Stillwater County, Montana


This rustic home is perfectly situated above the Stillwater River on 10 secluded acres with private access to the Stillwater River and National Forest. This area of Montana is blessed with blue Ribbon Trout Streams, highest peaks in Montana and the best backcountry trails leading into Yellowstone National Park.

Tim Torgerson , Beartooth Ranch & Land, LLC

10.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2247 SQ FT
 
$149,900
Horse Property For Sale with Gorgeous Views

Columbia Falls, Flathead County, Montana


Awesome acreage available with fabulous Mountain Views and ideal for horse lovers. No Zoning and Businesses Permitted!! Perfect for Family Residence, Bed and Breakfast, Rental Cabins, Etc.... Close proximity to major highway which make for ease of accessibility during heavy snow months. Come live and work just South of Heaven!! Call Listing Broker, Debi Hood for more details at 406-885-1878

Debi Hood , PureWest Christie's International Real Estate

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,095,000
Delightful Mountain Home, nestled in a verdant forest, with fantastic views.

Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana


Delightful Mountain Home, nestled in a verdant forest, with fantastic Bridger Range and canyon views. Bring your horses! Easy access off Kelly Canyon Road - minutes to Bozeman and to Bridger Bowl. About 8 acres of lush horse pasture, with a 4-horse stable. Updated kitchen w/pantry. Spacious, vaulted and beamed living room w/massive rock fireplace, dining area w/brick fireplace and views. Lots of rooms for guests, offices, media, exercise, workshop. Storage galore, plus carport on west. Bridger Canyon Opportunity!

Sharon Tudor Isler , ERA Landmark Real Estate

13.61 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4500 SQ FT

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