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Introducing Sandhill Ridge in The Bitterroot Valley of Montana

Enjoy a New Home Near Missoula in Big Sky CountryEnjoy living in The Bitterroot Valley of Montana in Sandhill Ridge

If you want to live in Big Sky Country in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, now is the perfect time to move! Why? Sandhill Ridge is now accepting applications.

Located in Ravalli County, this brand new community includes thirty-five homes on premier lots ranging from 1 to 2.29 acres.

The Covey - Sandhill RidgeYou’ll enjoy lower property taxes while being close to Missoula and all of the cultural events, recreation/sports, entertainment, restaurants, world-class healthcare, and more that the area has to offer. Plus, you can easily travel anywhere with Missoula International Airport nearby.

 

Get ready to live the Montana four-season life with the proposed community garden, established walking trails and extensive open space.

And you can choose from three different models where you can personalize as you like with ample upgrades, floor plan options, basement additions and a choice of locations.

Free of stress, you can watch your new home progress as it is built through the experienced team of Tamarack Construction. With over twenty years of experience and a focus on quality through all stages of a project, this company is known for its expertise in building both residential and commercial, energy-efficient buildings.Enjoy Sandhill Ridge in Montana!

In fact, the homes at Sandhill Ridge will include Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). With a focus on “green” construction and buildings that “live and breath.” This means your new home will be energy efficient and offer lower utility costs. And you can relax with a one-year builder warranty.

The home office of Tamarack is located in western Montana so if you have questions, need design/build services with in-house drafting, or want to speak directly with a team member, they are local and available.

Welcome to the neighborhood of the Bitterroot Valley of Montana!

The Covey - Sandhill RidgeAre you ready to learn more?

The sales team is ready to provide information and guide you through the purchasing process with preferred lenders and a nationally-recognized interior design coordinator.

Now is your chance to get-in at the very beginning of this brand, new community and create your own piece of Montana paradise.

Please contact us for more information at 406.240.6497 or [email protected] These homes will go fast.

 

 

 

 

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Hamilton, Montana Named Most Charming Town in State

MSN Gives Bitterroot Valley Destination Top Ranking

Start a business in MontanaWell, it’s official. Hamilton, Montana has just been named the most charming town in the state per MSN. Of course, we knew this all along, but it proves our point that this is a great place to live, work and play!

Located in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, the area is known for its beautiful, natural surroundings and loads of outdoor activities including: world-class fly fishing, hiking trails, animal/bird watching, skiing, and all kinds of wilderness adventures you won’t find anywhere else.

The population is growing, but Hamilton continues to hold onto its small-town charm while having all of the conveniences of a big city. Here, you’ll find delicious food and drinks, artwork and shopping experiences unique to the local area.

For example, top-rated restaurants include:

Nap’s Grill

Spice Of Life Cafe and Catering

Bouilla

Taste of Paris

And you’ll want some great beverages, too! Check out:

Higherground Brewing Company

Bitter Root Brewery

Big Creek Coffee Roasters

Mineshaft Pasty Co and Coffee House

After eating and drinking to your heart’s content, you can walk around town and find some great shopping at:

Ford’s Department Store

Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

Bitterroot Trading Post

Montana Bliss Artworks

Art Focus

This is just a small portion of what this great town has to offer. Come and visit this summer, and take a look around.

You might just want to move here! And if that’s the case, give me a call, and I will help you find the perfect house so you can call Hamilton, Montana home!

And if you’d like to see some of the Hamilton, Montana homes listed now, check out:Enjoy your Bitterroot River Retreat in Montana!

Bitterroot River Retreat (Wait until you see this one!)

Stock Farm Luxury Home

Mill Creek Hideaway

Arrow Hill Drive

For more information on these properties, and Hamilton, Montana, please contact me at 406.240.6497 or via email at [email protected]

 

 

Own your own Bitterroot River Retreat in Montana!

This Bitterroot River Retreat Can Be Yours

Are you ready for fly fishing in Montana?

Enjoy your Bitterroot River Retreat in Montana!If you’ve ever dreamed of fly fishing in Montana and escaping the hustle and bustle of city life, this Bitterroot River Retreat can be yours! It’s summer, and a great time to be outdoors.

Just minutes from Hamilton, Montana, the Bitterroot River Retreat is a historical property which was once the final summer home of famed conservationist, Otto “Mose: Teller. Now, these more than 17 acres of land can be yours.

From your riverside cabin-style home, you can walk out your door and start fly fishing!

There is a main house (3900+ square feet) that is completed with 1500+ square feet of covered and screened-in porches. The exterior has a maintenance-free corten roof and rough edge pine board-on-board siding.

As you walk in, you are greeted with slate, pine, a wood stove, and a custom chandelier… not to mention beautiful views of the Bitterroot River through the picture windows. You’ll see diverse textiles with river rock hearth, reclaimed Brentwood siding, and direct and indirect lighting… adding a sense of overall comfort.

And your guests will enjoy their bath with a Montana “feel”!

It includes: a river stone shower, copper showerhead, custom vanity with copper miners basin, reclaimed wood wainscoting, and miner’s lanterns.

On the main level, you’ll discover your master suite with two walk-in closets and a large Jacuzzi soaking tub, heated stone floors and other amenities. You’ll also find an office with a custom desk, built-in bookshelves and solid double-sliding-doors… for those times when you’re not enjoying the river and great outdoors.

And you’ll love to entertain in the chef’s kitchen.

Here, you’ll find granite slab countertops with a copper backsplash, custom-reclaimed oak cabinetry, a Viking 6-burner cooktop, double ovens with a separate warming drawer, and a refrigerator freezer. Plus, there is a hammered copper double sink, Bosch dishwasher, Sharp microwave drawer, and extra storage space with a butler’s pantry.

In addition to the kitchen, there are four dining areas including a formal dining room, dining nook, counter bar and screen entertainment porch.

Upstairs, there is a focus on guest rooms. Here, your friends and family can relax in the two, separate ensuite guest rooms (with heated floors in the bathrooms). There is also a second office and a gathering area which overlooks the living room below.

The home also offers an artist’s studio, a workout room, a separate room to make your own, a two-car heated garage for full-size vehicles, and an extra garage bay with additional storage. There is also a game room above the garage with a full bath and two, built-in extra-long twin beds.

With a beautiful garden, gated entry and security system, you’ll love the privacy and beauty of your new property… with access to the airport and city just minutes away.

These are just a few, key points of this wonderful, Bitterroot River Retreat home. To find out more, click here or contact me directly at 406-240-6497 or [email protected].

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The Top 10 Reasons To Check Out The Missoula Marathon

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The Missoula Marathon is coming up in less than a month, and this is my first year taking part in the race and festivities. And it’s a chance for you to be a Montana local!

It’s a great event for all ages and offers a unique way to spend time with family and friends and enjoy some of the wonderful things Montana has to offer. For example…

The Top 10 Reasons to Check Out The Missoula Marathon 

1. Help a charity.

Organized by Run Wild Missoula, a non-profit, 501(c)3 running club, The Missoula Marathon supports and promotes “running and walking for people of all ages and abilities.”

2. Have fun with the entire family!

Geared for all ages, there is a full marathon and 5K for avid runners, a half-marathon (what I’ll be participating in) and a kids’ race for ages 13 and under.

3. Feel like a Montana local.

If you’ve ever wanted to see what it’s like to be a Montana native, you can interact with the locals and get a true feel for the local area with this popular event.

4. Get a great workout.Getting ready to run in the Missoula Marathon

Whether you are a pro runner (this race is a USATF certified, and a Boston Qualifier!) or just want to enjoy a nice run and get some exercise with the entire family, this is a fun way to get a good workout!

5. Be part of one of the best marathons out there!

The Missoula Marathon was named the #1 Marathon in the U.S. on The BibRave 100 list and the #1 Bucket List Marathon by Runner’s World!

6. Look at beautiful scenery.

The run takes you through a scenic, Montana countryside and finishes in the historic Missoula Downtown area.

7. Meet new friends.

As one of the most popular events in the local area, it’s easy to meet new and old friends before, during and after the run!

8. Enjoy delicious food and drinks.

The event will be surrounded by all kinds of food and drinks offered by sponsors and local restaurants. It’s a great time to eat, drink and be merry!

9. Listen to great music!

Local bands will be on hand to provide music and entertainment to the participants and their families. The kids will love all of the activities focusing on them, and you can tap your feet to some great, local tunes.

10. Have a great time in the great outdoors!Be a Montana local!

Enjoy a unique, local event this summer where you can get a workout, spend time with family and friends and enjoy the beautiful, Montana countryside, too!

Come and join me for this wonderful, local event!

If you’d like more information, just contact me here.

The Missoula Marathon – Preparation Continues!

Entering a Fun Race to Get Ready for The Missoula Marathon!

 As many of you know, I’m entering the Missoula Marathon for the first time as a Half-Marathon runner. This great race has been around for a long time, and as a local, Montana resident, it will be so nice to actually be a participant.

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Due to healing my broken wrist and the snow and ice outside, I’ve spent the last, few months training inside with the Jeff Galloway method. This involves a lot of weight training and stretching.

But now, the weather is getting warmer, and it’s great to run outside… and increase my training level.

Enter the encouragement of my Montana friends.

Get ready for The Missoula Marathon!Since many of my friends know I’m not a runner, they are providing a lot of support. And, we’ve all decided to take part in a fun run to help prepare for the Missoula Marathon… the RC Mudders for Conservation in Ravalli County, Montana!

It’s the first time this run has taken place, and the proceeds help with conservation education efforts in the local community. These include “educational materials, outreach activities, classes, and grants that pertain to wildlife, soils, water, forestry, and of course noxious weeds.”

But, more important, this run is going to be a lot of fun for the entire family!

Basically, adults run through a 5K course where you go under and over all kinds of obstacles and run through muddy areas. Kids 10 and under can participate in the “Munchkin Obstacle Course” which includes 10 different courses.

The Ravalli County Weed district who is putting on the race is encouraging participants to where costumes and avoid wearing loose items that can get lost. I know I’m going to wear older clothes that I don’t mind getting dirty!

The race takes place on June 16th so I have some training to do in advance to get ready. The cost is currently $45.00 for adults and $15.00 for kids. When you register, you’ll get an event t-shirt, medal and wrist band. You can check out all of the specifics here.

This is a great, local event that helps the community.

Plus, it will help me get ready for the big, Missoula Marathon.

Want to join me or find out more about this local event and the Missoula area?

Please contact me here. I’d love to share my insights and tips on this wonderful area with you!

 

Why Start a Business in Montana? A Startup Hub!

Startups Grow in Missoula, Bozeman and the Bitterroot Valley

Montana provides a great business environment and lifestyle

If you want to start a business in Montana, you are not alone. Recently, the Montana High Tech Business Alliance announced a list of business startups in the technology and manufacturing industries to watch in 2018. Western Montana business in Montana Living in Montana - Start a business in Montana

These companies have ten or fewer employees and:

  • “Steep revenue growth and/or are working in a high-growth sector
  • Poised to launch high-potential products or services
  • Own or are developing valuable intellectual property
  • On track to land major clients or enter new markets
  • Plan to expand operations or add a significant number of jobs in 2018
  • Have management teams led by experienced entrepreneurs or top experts in their fields”

The finalists named were:

  • “Cowboy Cricket Farms, Belgrade
  • DermaXon, Missoula
  • io, Whitefish
  • GeoFli, Missoula
  • Inimmune, Missoula
  • PinnaCal, LLC, Corvallis
  • Sellout, Bozeman
  • Triple Tree, Bozeman”

Why Start a Business in Montana?

Funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the report entitled, “A New Frontier, Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Bozeman and Missoula, Montana,” outlines the benefits to starting a business in Big Sky Country.

According to the report, the area offers unique assets including: local support organization, venture capital, a good workforce with high retention rates, diversity, mentors, a great quality of life, and more.

And “research by other scholars also highlights that Missoula and Bozeman ranked 9th and 12th highest in startup rates among 394 areas in the country,” per the report.

Plus, it’s a great place to raise a family. There are endless outdoor and indoor activities, great schools and universities, entertainment and sports facilities, and more.

Plus, the cost of living is much less than many big cities in the U.S., there are convenient airports and transportation that make it easy to travel anywhere, and it’s a beautiful place to live with friendly, warm people.

Montana Is Not Just for Recreation

If you’ve just thought about visiting Montana to fly fish, enjoy the snow or a local rodeo, the state has so much more to offer. There are great opportunities for business startups to grow and be successful. Plus, the local communities and parks offer unique activities, food and entertainment for all ages.

Want to find out more about starting a business in Montana and the local area?

As a local, I can give you the inside scoop on various communities, real estate and more to meet your specific needs. Contact me for more information!

Phone: 406.240.6497
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