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

Garrison, Powell County, Montana

236+ acres of Mountain property in two tracts. Timber, meadows, large rock outcroppings and superior views. Custom log and frame, one owner home. Main level living with a full walkout basement. Separate guest quarters and shop and barn.

Julie Abney , Western Realty LLC

236.00 ACRES
3576 SQ FT

Elliston, Powell County, Montana

This property has the makings of a beautiful horse set up. In-floor heated shop & garage space (40x80) has small guest room with 3/4 bath, and half is currently used as airplane hanger, which opens to a 2000' grass runway. An additional 30x40 shop and 36x48 pole building would make a very nice barn setup. The home has been completely remodeled, has 3 bd, 2.5 bath, all one level. The Little Blackfoot River runs through one corner of the property and the remainder is completely sprinkler irrigated.

Julie Abney , Western Realty LLC

8.50 ACRES
3000 SQ FT
Horse property for sale with gorgeous views

Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana

Overlooks a canyon valley view. Look out windows from main foor and walk out basement. Has fenced and crossfenced areas on the property. Loads of wild life, deer, moose and much more. This property is off-grid and also has propane and wind turbine.Wood stove and propane heat.

Marge Tucker , Clearwater Montana Properties, Inc.

24.50 ACRES
1352 SQ FT
Horse lovers and car buffs love this property close to Kalispell, Montana

Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

Horse lovers and car buffs love this property! This horse property has a 4,800 sq. ft. barn with 2 horse stalls, indoor riding arena, tack room, indoor hay storage, outdoor riding arena, room for RV storage, 220 electrical, and 2- 14 ft. garage doors. The 1,960 sq. ft. insulated shop/office building currently being used as a custom auto shop with a paint booth, lift and office with A/C. Minutes to Kalispell, but rural feel. Property features 3.84 acres, a 2,858 sq. foot home with main floor living, 2 full bathrooms, 1/2 bath, 3 bedrooms, family room, sunroom/great room with vaulted ceilings, formal dining room with coved ceilings and custom painted mural, double attached garage. The property also has a barn that is 4,800 sq.ft as well as a shop/office that is 1,960 sq. ft. The home is on a dead end road, features a year round creek with ponds, only 5 minutes from shopping, hospital, has no HOA and county taxes.

Brenda Profitt , Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

3.84 ACRES
2858 SQ FT
Exceptional Montana Horse Property minutes from Kalispell, Mt.

Kila, Flathead County, Montana

Three bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms in main home located on 14 peaceful and private acres west of Kalispell.. Approximately 2574 square feet on single level. Includes newly updated, separate guest quarters for possible VRBO.

Terry Christopherson , Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana

14.00 ACRES
2574 SQ FT
The Moondance Ranch

Stevensville, Ravalli County, Montana

What an amazing location! This Montana property is an extremely well-planned horse ranch with luxury amenities. The ranch is designed to facilitate maximum enjoyment of ranch ownership with minimum labor. The ranch is located in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana on land homesteaded by pioneers seeking privacy and good fertile land. The ranch has excellent water rights and the hay production is some of the best in the Valley. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a property that is already divided into 8 parcels with live creeks, pond, mountain views, privacy, and within an easy commute to Stevensville, Hamilton, and Missoula, Montana. Be sure to check out the lovely log home, deluxe barn, guest house and artist studio, machine shop, and all the top quality fencing, irrigation equipment, and paved interior roadways.

Jan King , Berkshire Hathaway Montana Ranch Properties

139.00 ACRES
4600 SQ FT
116 Irrigated acres with live water near Red Lodge Montana

Roberts, Carbon County, Montana

Located just 1 mile from Roberts Montana, and 13 miles from Red Lodge, the Promise Lane property provides easy year-round access to the home and local attractions. A beautiful log-built main home, 1 bedroom guest home, sauna, and shop, sit on 116+ acres of irrigated hay ground, which produce roughly 3 ton/acre. Dry creek feeds four live-water ponds as it travels the property, providing a range of outdoor activities from fishing the main pond for resident brown trout, to hunting waterfowl over decoys. The Promise lane property is a perfect location to downsize your current operation, create an event venue, or just enjoy the beautiful mountain views in your year-round sanctuary.

Drew Hedrick , Century 21 Hometown Brokers

116.67 ACRES
1678 SQ FT
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
3808 SQ FT
4o Acres In beautiful NW Montana with a like new home !

Rexford, Lincoln County, Montana

If your desire is privacy, mountain views, and a like new home with an attached garage here is the opportunity for you! A like new 3 bed 3 bath Custom home on 40 acres at the end of the rd. The home has brand new custom cabinets and fine finish work throughout, The upstairs has an additional large office room and the main floor has it's very own laundry room as well. So much potential with a full walk out unfinished basement ! Home is ready for buyer to install light fixtures of your choice and Power is at the edge of the property and with an acceptable offer buyers will allow $20,000 towards bringing power to the home. Call Gideon Yutzy at 406-261-1246 or your real estate professional

Gideon Yutzy , High Mountain Realty

40.00 ACRES
3381 SQ FT

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