Area Information


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Area Information

The Montana cities of Missoula and Plains boast a landscape unlike many you’ll find. Bountiful wildlife, picturesque mountains and crystal-clear lakes and streams are contained within this lush valley.

History

Native American Tribes camped in the Plains Valley in the early 1800s. The Lewis and Clark Expedition brought the first United States citizens to the region and the United States Forest Service began work in the early 1900s.

AMENITIES

A year-round healthy economy features industries including timber and wood products, cattle, sawmills, logging and mining.


St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Clark Fork Valley Hospital and Community Medical Center are just a few of the modern facilities providing healthcare for area residents.

Primary and secondary education are offered by Missoula County Public Schools in Missoula, while the Plains School District serves students in the Plains, MT area. The University of Montana is the flagship and largest campus within the University of Montana System. UM ranks 17th in the nation and fifth among public universities in producing Rhodes Scholars.


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Recreation

Rocky Point Outfitters and Cabinet Mountain Outfitters provide guided big game hunting, fishing, birding and horseback tours as well as seasonal cattle drives. Koo-Koo-Sint Bighorn Sheep Viewing Site features a unique opportunity to see Bighorn Sheep in their native environment. Winnemuck, Knox Creek, Honeymoon Creek, Big Spruce Creek and Cabin Lake are among the numerous surrounding trails.

Lolo National Forest is home to several species of fish, scenic lakes for boating and skiing, campgrounds and lots of big game for year-round recreation. The Clark Fork River is the largest river by volume in Montana. Wildhorse Plains Golf Course is a friendly, relaxed, 9-hole course. Rivers Bend Golf Course at Thompson Falls features challenging tree-lined fairways as well as a water hazard.


The Sanders County Fair is held in Plains, MT every year with the showcase event being a rodeo. The Montana Baroque Music Festival provides live music just steps from the Clark Fork River each summer. Montana Brewers Fall Festival, Ovando Gran Fondo and Zootown Fringe Festival are just a few distinct Missoula events.

Climate

Seasonal temperature differences typify this region featuring warm to hot summers and cold winters. Due to a humid continental climate, approximately 38 inches of snow, 15 inches of rain and 154 sunny days yearly are typical. The average high temperature in July is 85 degrees. In the winter, lows average around 17.

Missoula and Sanders Counties provide a wide range of lifestyle opportunities. Outdoor enthusiasts, retirees, investors and more can find exactly the real estate they are in search of. United Country – Western Montana Group LLC is perfectly positioned to assist you in meeting your goals. Contact our honest and professional team so we can help.




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