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
Montana Horse property setup with optional horse hotel business opportunity!

Clinton, Missoula County, Montana

Incredible opportunity for the horse/livestock lover! So many options, continue with the Horse hotel options which consist of 18 stables/cross fenced for the horses, indoor arena, walker, 8 trailer hook ups with electric and water. Indoor arena is 80'X160' doors at both ends, 36'X160' attached stables with tack & hand quarters including bathroom 16'X 32' pole frame, 2 frost free water outlets in the stables 1 for the arena 1 for stables. Water and electric in the barn. 9 acres of pasture with 1 acre around the stables/shop/arena, 1 acre around the main house and rental unit & 9.09 acres of land up the mountain with a riding trail.Boarding options, rental options.36'X60' Heated shop with bathroom. Fenced and cross fenced all around the stables and front of the property

Kim Bennett , Real Estate Brokers of Montana

20.09 ACRES
2579 SQ FT
MONTANA Equine Training Facility_The American Dream, A Place Like No Other!

Bridger, Carbon County, Montana

Welcome to the American Dream, A Place Like No Other! 132 Acres Under the Big Sky of Montana Architecturally designed w/a 60x80 Indoor Training Arena Heated 4-Stall Barn Oversized Tack Room 12x48 Lean-To w/Runs Multiple Pastures w/Auto Waters Did I Mention a GUEST HOME ?!? Guest Home has 1 Bed / 1 Bath / Living Room / Kitchen & Full Laundry Room TOO MANY AMENITIES TO LIST_Call Tannis Kramer (406) 671-4619 for a full brochure VIDEO - https://www.thepronghornranch.com/

Tannis Kramer , Western Skies Real Estate

132.00 ACRES
4738 SQ FT
Stunning Farmhouse on the banks of Red Lodge Creek with 25 Acres

Red Lodge, Carbon County, Montana

Stunning White Farmhouse on the banks of Red Lodge Creek. This home features 4 bedrooms plus 3 full baths with 4171 finished square feet with the main home. Both the front and back porches are so inviting to relax. The bridge crosses Red Lodge Creek with pristine fishing on your own property, with 600 feet of creek frontage. There is also a recording studio or could be an apartment or care takers home. The studio features a full kitchen, full bath and upper bedroom area. Horse barn with new stalls and corrals is adjacent to the studio. The pasture is irrigated and has water rights. Forest Service access is just down the road. You will fall in love with all the wonderful features this home offers.

Suzie Countway , Berkshire Hathaway Floberg Real Estate

25.20 ACRES
4171 SQ FT
Northern Montana Horse Property

Havre, Hill County, Montana

AMAZING HORSE PROPERTY!!! 23+ acres. Beautiful country home just minutes from town! Asphalt all the way from highway to the house. This unique 4 bed, 3 bath home has an amazing layout for entertaining. Large kitchen/dining room. Cozy fireplace in rec room. Master bathroom. Underground sprinklers, horse barn with stalls. You do not want to miss out on this beautiful piece of property!

Michael Pellan

23.00 ACRES
2476 SQ FT
103 Acres in Beautiful Western Montana

Frenchtown, Missoula County, Montana

103+ Acres in Frenchtown, MT with a charming 1940's farmhouse. This amount of acreage so close to Missoula is a rare find. Perfect for your horses or other agricultural use with a shed, pole barn, and productive, fenced pasture with room to build additional equine facilities. Water? No problem with the great well, irrigation rights, ponds, and approximately 200' of Mill Creek frontage. The farmhouse has a newer roof and siding and much potential. Situated in a large valley surrounded by mountains, Missoula is a dynamic university town offering gourmet restaurants, vibrant arts and music scene, interesting local shops and major retailers with outdoor recreational opportunities in every direction. Rafting, hiking, trail riding, hunting, fishing, and skiing are only minutes away. Enjoy the relaxing, Montana lifestyle only 20 minutes from Missoula via I-90.

George Sherwood , Montana Preferred Properties

103.76 ACRES
2496 SQ FT

Belt, Cascade County, Montana

Enjoy peace and tranquility in this garden of eden setting on 175 acres on one of Central Montana's finest. Year round stream flows through the property with large cottonwood trees and abundant chokecherry trees. The 175 acres provides grazing for livestock on the ranch as well as abundant wildlife. The property provides privacy and peacefulness yet is only 20 miles from Great Falls and approximately 3 miles from Belt. Septic system installed is for 5 bedroom home so plenty of room to grow. Must see this property as many items too numerous to mention.

Gary Keaster , Belt Valley Properties

175.03 ACRES
973 SQ FT
50,000 Sq. Ft. Montana Equestrian Complex For Sale - Motivated Seller

Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana

**MOTIVATED SELLER AND PRICED TO SELL QUICKLY** Incredible opportunity to own one of Montana's largest Equestrian Centers just minutes from Billings, Logan International Airport and a short drive to Yellowstone National Park. Expansive indoor facility with over 50,000 sq. ft +/- under roof, approx. 170' x 196' riding arena, stadium seating, 32 stalls (plus 22 more in the accessory barn), 5 tack rooms, 2 wash racks, 2 handicap accessible restrooms, offices, viewing room and much more. Amazing value!

Stacie Wells , Landmark of Billings, Inc.

152.00 ACRES
2928 SQ FT

Lincoln, Lewis and Clark County, Montana

LOCATION, PRIVACY & A MILLION DOLLAR view with abundant wildlife. Whether you are a wildlife photographer: Hunting with a camera the opportunities are right out your back door. 26.760 acres, Log (not log over frame) borders state land, 1 owner. Approx., 60 miles to Helena or approx., 80 miles to Missoula MT. 4.2 miles from Lincoln MT

Brenda Stark , Keller Williams Realty

26.76 ACRES
3274 SQ FT
9.89 Private horse property in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana

PRIVATE 9.89 split-able acres at the end of the road. Bring the kids and their 4-H projects. Lost horse ditch runs though the property with irrigation water Rights. Amenities include decking on both front and back of the house, fenced garden with raised beds, fruit trees, custom chicken coop, fire pit, a barn with 2 stalls and run in shelter on the exterior, a 3200 sq ft 2 story shop, second ag well and multiple other outbuildings as well as RV parking and clean out. Beautiful views of the Sapphire mountains, Como Peak and the abundant wildlife make this property a quiet park like setting.

Denise Vietz , Keller Williams Western Montana Realty

9.89 ACRES
3360 SQ FT

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