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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
 
$2,650,000
Horse Property for sale.
The Iconic Gallatin River Meanders through this Montana Horse Property!

Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana

Cortney Andersen , Cortney Andersen Real Estate

71.00 AC
4 BR
3 BA
4100 SQ FT
 
$7,185,000
Horse Property for sale.
Bridger Canyon Legacy Equine Estate

Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana

Michael Thomas , Pure West Christie's

45.94 AC
5 BR
4.5 BA
7639 SQ FT
 
$1,699,900
Horse Property for sale.
Luxury Equestrian Estate, with gorgeous home and property with expansive views

Belt, Cascade County, Montana

Greg Bahny , Bill Bahny & Asociates

300.00 AC
4 BR
4 BA
4266 SQ FT
 
$1,555,000
Horse Property for sale.
Forest Hill Ranch 480.83 Acres...Montana Is Calling You!

Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana

Jennifer Shea , CENTURY 21 Shea Realty

480.83 AC
3 BR
1 BA
1392 SQ FT
 
$10,000,000
Horse Property for sale.
A Large Multifaceted Montana Ranch

Deer Lodge, Powell County, Montana

Jennifer Shea , CENTURY 21 Shea Realty

3,010.10 AC
3 BR
3 BA
3802 SQ FT
 
$1,485,000
Horse Property for sale.
MOUNTAIN PROPERTY NEAR AVON, MONTANA

Garrison, Powell County, Montana

Julie Abney , Western Realty LLC

236.00 AC
4 BR
2.5 BA
3576 SQ FT
 
$765,000
Horse Property for sale.
Large Luxury Home & Horse Property in Frenchtown School District

Missoula, Missoula County, Montana

Kris Hawkins , Keller Williams Realty

5.13 AC
7 BR
5 BA
6828 SQ FT
 
$695,000
Horse Property for sale.
Idyllic Farmhouse In The Quiet Countryside

Ronan, Lake County, Montana

Bergquist Donnelly Team , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

120.00 AC
2 BR
2 BA
1783 SQ FT
 
$669,000
Horse Property for sale.
Beautiful Shaggy Mane Ranch with 23 acres of meadow, creek & pond.

Kila, Flathead County, Montana

Tonia Sapa , Performance Real Estate

22.33 AC
3 BR
3 BA
2016 SQ FT
 
$1,899,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Property on 20 acres irrigated lot! Breathtaking Views of the Mountains!

Livingston, Park County, Montana

Luci Edwards , Bozeman Realty Listings

20.13 AC
4 BR
3 BA
5678 SQ FT

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