About 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.

465 Larch Lane

Victor, Ravalli County, Montana

A 2,916 square foot 3 Bed/3 Bath contemporary split level home on 11.29 acres. With elegant angles, demure sleet grey siding, and a blushing red roof, this delicately dignified home seems almost out of place in the rugged Montana countryside. However, as you step through the front door the façade falls away, and it can be plainly seen that this home is as Montanan as it gets. Powerful log braces, rich hardwood paneling, prominent stone fireplaces, resilient granite countertops, this home has a natural warmth and strength of character that belies its austere outer appearances. A few brief steps lead from the front landing to the main floor of the home. The main floor has a large open floor plan, connecting the living room to the dining room and finally culminating in the pièce de résistance of the gorgeous modern kitchen. With an expansive kitchen window to provide a tranquil view and filled with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, exquisite cabinetry, a butler’s pantry, and a breakfast counter, this gourmet kitchen leaves nothing to be desired. Up the stairs lies the master bedroom featuring a walk-in closet and spacious master bathroom with his and her sinks. An antique clawfoot tub rests under the broad bathroom window, allowing a chance to soak in peace while still enjoying the views of nature. On cold winter nights the corner fireplace springs to life with a convenient push of a button, and on warm summer’s eves, the personal patio provides a cozy spot to gaze at a sky impossible to see from any city. Stepping outside the home onto the large connected patio, the view is, quite simply, picturesque; immaculately groomed lawns leading into the wild forests, tranquil waters stretching into a vast clear pond, songbirds whistling through the trees, deer grazing amongst the wildflowers. And the best part? This beauty is something that can be seen every day from every room in the home. While located in the idyllic countryside, this home is also surrounded by outdoor attractions. The property is an easy drive away from Lost Mountain for skiing and snowboarding, a bare mile from the Bitterroot River for fishing and rafting, and a short walk from forest trails for hiking and exploring. While the allure of the Montanan outdoors is sure to keep your attention close to home, if the urge to travel should strike, both Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are well within driving distance and the airport of Missoula is a short 40 minutes away.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

11.29 ACRES
2916 SQ FT
Affordable Lake Front New Construction Home on Flathead Lake!

Big Arm, Lake County, Montana

New construction with 50’ of Flathead Lake exclusive access! Property sale includes permitted dock with two boat slips for owners private use. This newly constructed residence features over 2,200 sqft on 2 levels with high ceilings, an open floor concept and an over-sized main level master bedroom. Completed in 2016 by a seasoned custom home builder, this home is highlighted by its high-end amenities that include: quartz countertops, bamboo flooring, walk in tiled master shower, dual vanity master bath, gas fireplace, A/C, heated storage shed, dock, two boat slips, metal roof, underground sprinkler system, and large covered exterior deck to enjoy lake front views from. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining family or guests after a day on the lake. Call Cole Wallace (406-570-7321). When not in use make additional income through marketing the property on VRBO or Airbnb. A public boat launch is just minutes away. Conveniently located just off of Highway 93 in Big Arm, MT, ten minutes from Polson and less than 45 minutes from Kalispell. Make this a year-round residence or vacation getaway. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own the ideal lake property.

Cole Wallace , Century 21 Big Sky Real Estate

0.15 ACRES
2200 SQ FT
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
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
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
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
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
Blue Ribbon Trout fishing / Equestrian Estate in Hamilton, Montana

Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana

Exclusive Western Montana Equestrian Paradise with 2 year-round creeks passing through the 200 acre property, Sleeping Child and Little Sleeping Child, plus your own private, stocked trout pond and access to Forest Service land. Too many water rights to list! Majestic custom home on a bluff overlooking the estate with over 9,000 square feet of living space. Custom design finishes throughout the 5 bedroom, 7 bath main residence. 1897 ranch house that has been updated would make a fabulous guest home or rental for additional income. Custom built barn with over 3,200 square feet on the main level with an apartment and large hayloft/storage area above. There is a second barn with 4 stalls and a hay room; a detached 3 vehicle garage with a shop. Large hay shed next to road for additional hay storage. Over 30 acres used for hay production; two cuttings each year. Property has been used in the past for cattle production and there is fencing, pens, and a squeeze chute available. Large outdoor riding arena, round pen, and generous parking throughout. Setting is very private with spectacular views of the Bitterroot/Selway mountains. Wildlife abounds with Big Horn Sheep, Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Eagles, Osprey, and more....Making Montana Home Dreams Come True.

Chris & Susan Jones , Keller Williams Western Montana

200.00 ACRES
9476 SQ FT

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