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.

Own your own island on the Kootenai River!

Troy, Lincoln County, Montana

Downstream from the epic Kootenai Falls and lies at the base of the majestic Cabinet Mountain Wilderness. Scott Island has over 26 acres of pristine and untouched shoreline and woods that has been surveyed and approved for septic and building your dream home. Included is an additional large acre parcel on the mainland shore providing additional access and opportunities for building. The unique geography of the island provides seasonal seaplane parking. Just minutes away from the airport and the all the outdoor recreation Montana has to offer.

Mark Kuhl , Performance Real Estate

28.16 ACRES
Private waterfront cabin with 104' frontage on beautiful Flathead Lake, Montana!

Bigfork, Lake County, Montana

Just south of Woods Bay, this cute & affordable lakefront property is exactly what everyone wishes for. Upon entering the 2005 built, saltbox style home, kitchen is open to the living room, flowing naturally out to the deck and fantastic lake views to the west. Upstairs you'll find a simple, open floor plan with a large, vaulted single room spanning the entire 2nd floor that can be divided into 2-3 bedrooms easily if desired. The room opens out to the second floor deck with incredible lake views as well. The L-shaped dock sits on the 104' of lake frontage, allowing several boats to dock along with a jet-ski lift. Designed and built with low maintenance in mind! Patio area outside for bbqing on summer days! Call Steve Dooling at 406-253-9117 for more information.

Steven Dooling , PureWest Real Estate

0.16 ACRES
1292 SQ FT


Private secluded Swan River access with Majestic Mountain Views

Bigfork, Flathead County, Montana

Private secluded Swan River access with Majestic Mountain Views. Gorgeous custom Timber Frame home has a spacious and open interior with log beams and a custom carved mantle. Beautiful closed source pond in back of home that brings an abundant of wildlife. Private access to 21 acres of common ground shared by only 8 lot owners and 7 homes.

Mark Kuhl , Performance Real Estate

10.80 ACRES
3105 SQ FT
20 acres with so much potential and great views of Flathead Lake!

Lakeside, Flathead County, Montana

Highway frontage with two entrances, one on the north side and one on the south side. There is already a storage building on the property that would provide potential rental income. There are at least 6 perfect building sites and several perc sites in place. The property also has a potential gravel pit with permits. Buyers to look into sub-dividable possibilities for this property!

Mark Kuhl , Performance Real Estate

20.00 ACRES
Live your Montana dream with over a mile of Flathead river frontage.

Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

This property boasts 360 degree views of the Flathead Valley, close to city amenities and all the recreational opportunities Montana has to offer. 2 major water rights come with this 477 acres of income producing agricultural farmland, complete with with over a mile of Flathead river frontage to enjoy kayaking & fishing. Enjoy all the wildlife as well as the ability to bring your horses/cattle. Live your Montana dream!

Mark Kuhl , Performance Real Estate

477.00 ACRES
2203 SQ FT
If you are searching for the Montana dream, look no further.

Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana

80 un-zoned acres outside of Whitefish, Montana with approximately 500 ft of frontage on the serene and semi-private Bootjack Lake. The grounds have so much to offer featuring a swimming dock, custom fire pit, tree house, and walking trails throughout the property. Also borders Forest Service land.

Mark Kuhl , Performance Real Estate

78.96 ACRES
3852 SQ FT
Gorgeous Lakefront Home

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana

This stunning, custom built home has over 400 feet of waterfront on beautiful Canyon Ferry Lake, is designed for indoor/outdoor living. A 2-story home that boasts aesthetic features such as rich hardwood interiors, tall vaulted ceilings, and vast expanses of windows that bathe each room in natural light. This timeless treasure includes over 4400 SQFT of living space that flows out over the lake with an expansive wrap around deck. The kitchen is full of high-end finishes including custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances, with a center island that provides tons of extra counter space. With the 5 bedroom/5 baths, family room/recreation room and extra kitchenette, you will have plenty of room for extended family and friends. There is a spacious private dock and boat house on the lakefront. Conveniently located 30 minutes from Montana's Capital, Helena, near golf courses, a variety of ski resorts, and in between Glacier and Yellowstone National Park.

Rebecca Donnelly , PureWest Christies International Real Estate

1.32 ACRES
4440 SQ FT


Beautiful McGregor Lake property

Marion, Flathead County, Montana

Beautiful McGregor Lake property to build your dream vacation home or permanent residence. This area is level and ready to build or park your RV. Nice 234 foot gravel shoreline with a boat ramp and 40' Hewitt Roll a dock. A gazebo and a 8'x16' storage shed are also included on this lot. Nicely treed for privacy but allows for gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. Power is in and property has septic approval.

Mark Kuhl , Performance Real Estate

0.00 ACRES


Exclusive Peaceful Bay home on Flathead Lake

Lakeside, Flathead County, Montana

Exclusive Peaceful Bay home on Flathead Lake with 101 feet waterfront, covered dock, lake & mountain views, deck & covered patio. Being on a protected bay, there is never damage to the dock, the noise or safety issues experienced by others located on Flathead Lake. This area is known as the "Banana Belt." There is no fog and degree of snow and wind that other areas on the Lake get. You can swim, boat, hike in the woods just outside your door. The nearby town of Lakeside has all the amenities one needs for a real community: annex to Kalispell Regional Medical Center and physical therapy services, fitness center, pharmacy, grocery, elementary school, post office, library, hardware store, gas stations, parks, restaurants, churches, casinos, veterinarian, etc. The neighbors are friendly and helpful and most at this end of the Bay live here year-round. You will enjoy seeing wildlife including: eagles, ospreys, swans, other migrating flocks, muskrats, deer, bobcats, and foxes. Property has its own private well and is located on county maintained roads for year-round accessibility. Besides being on Flathead Lake, it is just 30 minutes to Blacktail Mountain for skiing, hiking, snowmobiling and huckleberry picking.

Mark Kuhl , Performance Real Estate

0.25 ACRES
3300 SQ FT

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