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What’s It Really Like to Live in Montana?

by Liz Nitz

What’s It Really Like to Live in Montana?

Many buyers came flooding into Montana in summer 2020 spurred by the pandemic. They left the chaos and uncertainty of big cities in search of safe, wide-open spaces and relative affordability. It didn’t hurt that shows like “Yellowstone” portrayed Montana as a badass, beautiful and majestic place. (The Bozeman Daily Chronicle recently ran this story on booming ranch sales in Montana.)

According to the Gallatin Association of Realtors Market Watch, buyer demand was so high this year that the median home price jumped to almost $600,000 and multiple offers were still a common occurrence in October 2020. What I heard from many buyers who came to Montana was they wanted land, mountain views, wildlife and not many people surrounding them. Those things are definitely easy to come by here, but there is so much more to Montana that makes it such a great place to live.

 

So, what’s it really like to live in Montana?

  1. It has very friendly people Montana is a place where some businesses still close for lunch, people visit at the post office, and everybody knows your name if you’ve been here long enough.
  2. It’s not just filled with farmers, cowboys and ranchers Montana has nationally recognized universities, a solid tech presence and an eclectic food, music and art scene. Check out Bozeman, Missoula, Livingston, Butte and Helena.
  3. It takes a while to get across the state Don’t be surprised if it takes you more than 7 hours to go from Bozeman Hot Springs in Bozeman, Montana to Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs in Saco, Montana.
  4. It’s full of small, quaint little towns  You will feel like you stepped back in time visiting places like Virginia City (pop. 198) or Phillipsburg (pop. 965).
  5. It’s a place where you really can slow down and enjoy the view And yes, sometimes you might get lucky and see a herd of elk nearby.

 

If you’re curious about Montana and want to come visit, check out my previous posts on where to stay or contact me at liz@windermere.com.

(Photo: Paramount Network)

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2000 Goose Ridge, Bozeman, Montana 59715

2000 Goose Ridge, Bozeman, Montana 59715

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
20.94Acre
1,971Sqft
Amongst the trees atop Goose Ridge you’ll find this beautiful mountain property. Built in 2001 on over 20 acres this 1,971 sq ft 2 bedroom, 2 bath log home is both comfortable and spacious. A partially covered wraparound deck steps down to an outdoor fire pit. The great room offers a lovely venue to take in expansive Absaroka views.
$845,000

27 Noble Peak Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

27 Noble Peak Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.26Acre
2,152Sqft
Beautiful 2020 built farmhouse in a quiet location in sought-after Woodland Park. Enjoy the rural and mountain views from the 11,000+ sqft lot that is fully fenced, sprinklered, and landscaped. The home is light, bright, and elegantly appointed in every detail. The open concept floor plan allows a nice flow between living spaces and access to several outdoor areas.
$779,000

2440 Tschache Lane 302, Bozeman, Montana 59715

2440 Tschache Lane 302, Bozeman, Montana 59715

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
1,063Sqft
These homes have modern finishes and open floor plans. The site is surrounded on 3 sides by a city park and open space, allowing for awe-inspiring views in nearly every direction. All of this from a central location within walking distance from shopping, restaurants, and retail. Start your day with Starbucks coffee (only a block or so away).
$460,000

333 New Ventures Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

333 New Ventures Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
0.81Acre
1,088Sqft
Many opportunities on this Four Corners Commercial Zoned Property! The property is currently laid out to feature (3) rentals for either short and/or long term. The 1st structure is a custom crafted cottage with many details throughout with super efficiency, charm & functionality.
$925,000

3401 Fallon 1B, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3401 Fallon 1B, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
936Sqft
Awesome opportunity to own in Bozeman! This single story main floor 2 bed, 1.5 bath condo has an easy floor plan. Brand new carpet just installed and washer & dryer are included. 1 car detached garage plus parking on street. Fireplace will keep you warm and cozy this fall! Conveniently located close to MSU, mall/shops, grocery and restaurants with Ferguson Farms/The Market just down the road.
$310,000

404 Fieldstone Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59715

404 Fieldstone Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59715

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.24Acre
2,134Sqft
Are you looking for more than just a tract home? Do you recall as a child riding your bike down tree-lined streets in a quiet, safe neighborhood? How about the Ice Cream truck driving down the street bringing all your friends outside for a frozen treat? Well, we can't turn back the hands of time, but we have the next best thing.
$675,000

5443 Vahl Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

5443 Vahl Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
0.12Acre
2,924Sqft
Spectacular setting, home, and neighborhood. This 2019 Parade of Home's entry allowed no detail to be overlooked. Custom additions on this home will provide so much enjoyment and value to the lucky new owner. From the office at the front entry of the home, which showcases one of the lakes, to the spacious great room, kitchen and dining combination; the views abound.
$1,049,900

3024 S 31st Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3024 S 31st Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.10Acre
2,128Sqft
Encounter Gran Cielo, Bozeman’s newest neighborhood. Where contemporary design meets classic community. Located in the heart of all that Bozeman offers, with easy access to everything. The Lagom N1 is 2,128 sq ft, offering 2 living areas, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with office space.
$775,000

1802 W Lincoln Street 13, Bozeman, Montana 59715

1802 W Lincoln Street 13, Bozeman, Montana 59715

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
1,349Sqft
Beautifully remodeled 3 BR, 1.5 BA townhouse-style condo adjacent to Montana State University. Stunning kitchen renovation with all new black stainless appliances, new counters, new soft-close cabinets, new tile flooring, new canned LED lighting and a massive pantry with a custom alder sliding barn door.
$407,000
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