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

Holly Pippel , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Montana Properties

20.00 AC
4 BR
4 BA
4200 SQ FT

Garrison, Powell County, Montana

Julie Abney , Western Realty LLC

236.00 AC
4 BR
2.5 BA
3576 SQ FT

Elliston, Powell County, Montana

Julie Abney , Western Realty LLC

8.50 AC
3 BR
2.5 BA
3000 SQ FT
Horse property for sale with gorgeous views

Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana

Marge Tucker , Clearwater Montana Properties, Inc.

24.50 AC
2 BR
1.25 BA
1352 SQ FT
Horse lovers and car buffs love this property close to Kalispell, Montana

Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

Brenda Profitt , Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

3.84 AC
3 BR
2.5 BA
2858 SQ FT
Exceptional Montana Horse Property minutes from Kalispell, Mt.

Kila, Flathead County, Montana

Terry Christopherson , Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

14.00 AC
3 BR
2.75 BA
2574 SQ FT
The Moondance Ranch

Stevensville, Ravalli County, Montana

Jan King , Berkshire Hathaway Montana Ranch Properties

139.00 AC
3 BR
3 BA
4600 SQ FT
116 Irrigated acres with live water near Red Lodge Montana

Roberts, Carbon County, Montana

Drew Hedrick , Century 21 Hometown Brokers

116.67 AC
3 BR
2 BA
1678 SQ FT
Country Living Close In

Sand Coulee, Cascade County, Montana

Pete Schultz , Clearwater Montana Properties

83.00 AC
5 BR
3.5 BA
3808 SQ FT
4o Acres In beautiful NW Montana with a like new home !

Rexford, Lincoln County, Montana

Gideon Yutzy , High Mountain Realty

40.00 AC
3 BR
3 BA
3381 SQ FT

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