About Montana

Montana

From 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 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.

 
$629,000
Gorgeous Lakeside Log Home

Polson, Lake County, Montana


Welcome to 38931 Parker Lane, a gorgeous 4 Bed & 4 Bath log home just off the shore of Flathead Lake. This high-end artisan log home provides a rustic, yet elegant living experience nestled away in a fantastic neighborhood with easy access to 330 feet of communal waterfront. The waterfront park is a beautiful place to spend every day. It is lightly used, always available, and there is no maintenance required by you. The boat dock houses a personal slip & boat lift for storing everything you need to enjoy an incredible Montana summer of fishing and playing on the water. The home itself is 3,383 square feet of innovative architecture and engineering, filled to the brim with unique features including built-in antiques, custom lighting throughout, a hideable big screen TV, vessel sinks, and a family room big enough to play a game of basketball! The family room also has lots of storage space hidden behind the walls. The heat pump system is incredibly energy-efficient with the average power bill at only $105 a month. If you choose to heat with wood, the Lopi cast iron woodstove was rated as the World’s Most Efficient by the EPA. All of the necessities including great room, laundry, and kitchen are all on the ground floor, along with one of the two master bedrooms. The kitchen is wonderfully large, with 52 doors and drawers for all of your culinary needs. The floor and bar were crafted from elegant green marble, and along with the countertops, all are heated to provide an oasis of comfort from winter’s chill. The custom faucets, custom cabinets, copper sink, inset lighting, and recently upgraded stainless-steel appliances fill this cozy kitchen with charm and personality. The hand-painted Victorian ceiling adds even more elegance to an already exquisite decor, and the classic range hood is also painted to match. The master bedroom has plenty of space with an ample walk-in closet and a very classy bathroom. The bathroom has an alcove with a vintage claw-foot cast-iron tub, a shower with a custom tile design and glass safety door, a double vanity with granite countertops and two mirrors, and a heated floor that adds a warmth to the elegance. The beautifully landscaped yard has lots of room to run in as well as apricot, apple, and plum trees. The backyard hosts a bocce ball court, also known as Fort A’Bocce, that adds character to the home and fun for everyone. The front porch and rear deck are comprised of 675 square feet of no-maintenance-needed composite, with marble inset off of the master bedroom and mostly covered by tongue and groove ceilings. The 20-foot long outdoor shop can hold all of your yard equipment with an open end for wood storage, and the attached 2-car garage houses its own heated and insulated shop perfect for working on your projects at any time of year. Whether you are looking for a summer getaway or a place to raise your family, this incredibly gorgeous home located in the most beautiful part of Montana is definitely the place to be.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

0.51 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3383 SQ FT
 
$1,090,000
600 acre Big Sky River Ranch in Paradise, Montana with Flathead River access

Plains, Sanders County, Montana


Incredible acreage available in the under developed Flathead river corridor. Unbelievable privacy, views and potential. This 600 acre parcel has its own landing strip! Easy Flathead river access for fishing, hunting or just enjoying the river. Enjoy spectacular vistas of the Mission mountains and miles of the scenic Flathead river valley.A grazing lease on a state section is also included with the property. The property was once the home of a historic stage station (only the foundation remains) and has power, and an existing well already on the property. Unlimited access to tribal lands, nine mile wilderness areas. Miles of horse and or 4 wheeler trails. Numerous beautiful building sites are available. The climate is mild in this river corridor due to the low elevation of 2596'. Realtor sign on property.

Chris & Susan Jones , Keller Williams Western Montana

600.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$249,900
38 Acres of Private Flathead River Frontage in Dixon, Montana

Dixon, Sanders County, Montana


Amazing piece of Flathead River frontage. Very private parcel of recreational property. A great place for summer camp outs. Launch your boat for a trip down this gorgeous river. 38 acres of level terrain with trees and wetlands with 2,428 of river frontage. The original homestead structure still exists here. Unmatched views of the missions and the Flathead river corridor. Surrounded by tribal land so no one will ever build near you. Access issues exist over private land.

Chris & Susan Jones , Keller Williams Western Montana

38.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,999,999
14.9 Acres of Rare Flathead Lake frontage in Dayton, Montana

Dayton, Lake County, Montana


One of a kind piece of Flathead Lake shore land. Unobstructed views of Wild horse Island and the Mission Mountains. If you are looking for a PRIVATE lake shore estate, this is it. With 14.9 acres you will have no neighbors near you for extreme privacy ! Gently sloping gravel beach. Easy dock placement. Easy access off of the highway. Build your dream home or develop lakefront lots. Easy dock locations. Very private parcel of Montana Heaven. Area density suggests 1.5 acres per unit. 150' lakefront setback for residential structures. Potential development rules should allow a buyer to subdivide. 10 lots possibly.

Chris & Susan Jones , Keller Williams Western Montana

14.90 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$999,000
14.91 acres on Flathead Lake with 450+ feet of lake frontage

Rollins, Lake County, Montana


The Last Best water front parcel on Flathead Lake. Come enjoy the best of Montana with this 14.91 acre level parcel with 450+ feet of private Flathead lake waterfront. Own the entire end of Canal Bay! No road noise, no boat traffic. The most peaceful, serene bay on the entire lake. Swim in the calm waters of Canal Bay and enjoy the spectacular view of the lake. If you are looking for Flathead Lake privacy this is it !! Unbelievable building sites. Development possibilities for this parcel could potentially include 3 waterfront lots and 3-4 lake access lots.

Chris & Susan Jones , Keller Williams Western Montana

14.91 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$449,000

SOLD

Big Hole River Frontage Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana


Incredible Big Hole River frontage property. Almost a half mile of river frontage. Septic approved; power already located on the property. Beautiful homes in the area. Come build your dream home or vacation retreat. Great out of the flood plain building site with numerous water rights !!. Wildlife preserve behind the property will prevent any future neighbors from disturbing you. There is a barn / garage on the property. Come hook up your trailer to enjoy the Big Hole river all year long. Easy access off of Highway 43.

Chris & Susan Jones , Keller Williams Western Montana

6.50 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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