A Market Update on Bitterroot Valley in the Banana Belt of Montana
By Cindi Hayne
The Bitterroot Valley offers life in the “Banana Belt” of the Northwest. The Valley, which receives 16 hours of sunshine a day during the summer, shares ultimate, four-season enjoyment.
The Bitterroot Valley offers something for everyone.
The Bitterroot Valley marries the past with the best of what is offered today – fine dining experiences, some of the state’s best golf courses and opportunities to explore Mother Nature’s bounty – whether on foot, on skis or by boat.
Being 96 miles long and 25 miles wide at the widest position, The Valley has plenty to explore. Of its 2,394 square miles, 26% is privately owned. It is becoming the new “substitute destination” as it offers the same recreational opportunities as the Montana resort towns… but in a low-key environment.
In The Bitterroot Valley, you’ll find the Selway – Bitterroot Wilderness area. It encompasses over 1.3 million acres. This is the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states. Four-season recreation is abundant offering hiking, trail riding, camping, hunting, mountain biking, and all winter activities.
Get Ready to Fish, Golf, and Enjoy a Host of Outdoor Activities.
Close by, you’ll find the Blackfoot River, famous for Norman McClean’s “A River Runs Through It,” the blue ribbon trout stream – Rock Creek, the Missouri River and Clark Fork. All offer abundant fisheries and recreational opportunities.
Enjoy the Best Montana Has to Offer at the Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club.
Tucked away in the Sapphire Mountains range, you’ll discover the Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club. Founded by Charles Schwab, this private community offers the best of Rocky Mountain living in a secure setting.
Amenities include the 27,000 rustic log Clubhouse, the Tom Fazio championship golf course which was named the “Best Course in Montana” by Golf Digest Magazine, a 16-acre equestrian center leading to miles of private trails, a Trap and Skeet Shooting Club, and a well-appointed fitness and spa center, pool complex and tennis courts.
There are a variety of residential opportunities within the Stock Farm gates that are currently available. Club memberships are also offered through the application process.
Discover the perfect luxury homes in Montana for your needs.
The Bitterroot Valley luxury home market is just as varied as the pristine, Bitterroot Valley landscape. We offer quality properties which include private fly fishing ranches, cattle ranches, mountain hideaways and the exclusive Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club.
The Bitterroot Valley luxury property real estate market has increased steadily over the past 12 months. In 2015, we had 14 luxury sales with an average closing price of $1,324,658. In 2016, we saw consistent activity with 17 luxury closings. And 2017 is projected to surpass the previous years with a current closing average of $1,826,167.
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Traveling here is stress-free with most carriers servicing the Missoula International Airport and the Ravalli County Airport servicing private jets.
Montana is truly the “Last Best Place” and the Bitterroot Valley offers the lifestyle of your dreams.
Let me introduce you to the Western Experience, serene beauty and our regional amenities.