Montana

Is Montana Life for You?
By angelamontana

Posted: August 3, 2022

So, many people want to move to Montana.  No, wait–let me edit that statement.  So many people have moved to Montana recently and are continuing to do so.  This influx of out-of-staters and out-of-state money has changed cities like Bozeman and Missoula’s real estate market, considerably, along with the Bitterroot valley’s real estate prices.  However, there are some locations in the state with real estate prices that have only mildly increased.

So, people move to Montana.  Now what?  Why do they want to live here?  Why do YOU live here and continue to live here?  What exactly are these other people’s plans here?  To become a Dutton (remember that is fiction) and run a ranch like they do on the TV show Yellowstone?  Or maybe they saw and/or read A River Runs Through It and want to just fly fish.  Maybe they just love Montana, but they want to change our politics so it is a bit more like California, Oregon and Washington…which makes no sense.  Well, it isn’t recommended to choose Montana as a place to try to convert if that is their plan, as they will most likely find resistance.  However, if you happen to be one of the people who wants to be here because you love the way of life here, and you want to preserve what is left of real Montana, then we love that.  With that being said, are you looking for a unique property to add to your Montana life?

If you like to host events such as weddings, family reunions, fundraisers, poker nights, meetings, etc. or if you just want your very own event center and indoor bar with a separate poker room to share with your crew…or maybe you are a handy person and want to fix up four motel rooms and a studio cabin to rent out or for your family to live in.  Or, do you have an RV (hook up has its own meter) that you like using as an extra place to stay, or do you want to rent an RV space out?  Maybe you have livestock that you want to raise and fence in some land.  Well, how does 10 acres sound with a Forest Service spring water permit in the county, right at the city limits border?

We found a unique property that could make anybody’s Montana dreams come true based on the location (what a FANTASTIC western Montana location in Superior being just minutes from the Big Eddy FAS and also minutes from hundreds of miles of Forest Service roads and hunting land…the property is also approximately a mile and a half to town and approximately two miles to I-90), the size of the property, the amenities and fixer-upper outbuildings on-site that give you the potential to your return of investment just in rentals are just a few of the things that make this property one-of-a-kind.  You can hunt on this property, as elk, deer and moose pass through to snack on the apple, cherry and plum trees.  You can fence it and bring cows, horses, pigs, goats, or use the natural spring water to do some farming and grow yourself a nice garden.  Take a look at this interesting piece of property for sale for just $675,000 located a 45 minute drive west of Missoula.  One of the current owners actually commutes to Missoula and has commuted to Missoula five days/week for the past six years!

Main House – 1350 square feet | 2 bedroom, 1 bath, bonus room, galley kitchen, dining room, living room; The heavy work is done in the main house–customize it to your own liking!

Covered Event Center with 30 foot bar top, corner bar, pool table, double doors to fire pit area;  Attached pergola with three picnic tables; 

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Outdoor Stage between covered Event Center and Indoor Bar and Poker Room; Pellet stove heat; 

Detached Bathroom with running water for guests across from the indoor bar building;

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LAWNS FOR DAYS – Underground sprinklers with new digital box on approximately three acres of the property with the front of the property lined with Maple and Oak trees that keep the buildings, the RV hook up area and the front yard cool; Wildflowers bloom all over the property in the spring; 

Permit for crystal clear Forest Service spring water good for the next 30 years, renewed annually–cistern is at the top of the property, and gravity from the water powers additional sprinklers;  Create your own water feature–ice skating rink?

Fourplex cabins (property used to be a motel from the 60s through the 80s) that could be fixed up and rented out or used for multi-generational housing; Detached single-car garage in front next to fourplex;

There is an altar that overlooks the beautiful manicured lawn that has hosted several weddings since the new owners have owned the property and fixed it up;  Next to the altar is a studio cabin (with separate electric meter and address); There is also a small greenhouse that has water piped to it that just needs some new plastic on the sides, as the roof plastic was replaced four years ago;

There is an RV hook-up at the east side of the property (see below) with access to the septic nearby that just needs to be connected to current septic.  Currently, RVers have access to the detached bathroom across from the indoor bar, so not having sewer isn’t a huge issue.  There is almost a quarter of a mile of road frontage on the land that could be perfect to build cabins to rent, go through the motions of putting in an RV park/campground, put your house and shop there and rent out the rest…whatever you want!  The property has been logged by the Forest Service within the last two years, so the fire danger risk is minimal.  This place has so much potential for somebody looking for a fun and creative life.  If you have a vision, and you’re handy, this is definitely worth checking out.  It is also just outside of the city limits of Superior, Montana on its own private septic and has its own well, with a new well pump replaced in 2018, so you don’t have to deal with city ordinances.  This 10 acres won’t last long at $675,000, as properties with less than five acres and no income potential in the area are going for considerably more.

So, again. For those interested in moving to Montana that don’t live here already, we hope your intentions are positive for Montana and wildlife conservation via hunting, fishing and trapping.  We are all fighting to hold on to keeping life moving forward (and not backward), and we hope you speak up on supporting hunting/fishing/trapping issues that benefit our wildlife.  Montanans just want to keep our incredible state as incredible as we can for future generations, and the more sportsmen and women we can get in this state to speak up, the more we can hold on to what we have.  So, let’s all work together in keeping Montana wonderful regardless of what we do for a living and where we live here!

If you or somebody you know know is interested in turning this historic, property ready for some fixing up with endless income potential into something amazing, contact Lauren Atkin with Exit Realty at Lauren@exitrealtymsla.com or call 406.880.5196 to schedule a showing.