The weather outside was frightful - 31 degrees below 0 Fahrenheit. Today it was 18 below at 5 am at my stable and by 7 am it was 9 below. By noon it was 35 degrees above and delightful. Welcome to Montana!!!
We love it here!! The people are nice, no traffic to speak of and super schools for our children. We even have a Starbucks - and they finally got savory foods in too!!
We have hundreds of parks in town. The city is very well lay-ed out. Paris Gibson the founder of Great Falls was certainly talented. We have trees and great historic homes too.
I bought the founder's mansion in June and am still in the process of bringing it back. It was built in 1890 on millionaire's row by William Roberts - a prolific builder in the era. Paris Gibson's wardrobe trunk was returned to the home by his great great grandson Bill Dakin this fall. It is very cool to have a piece of the family's history returned after almost 90 years of being absent. You can follow my progress at www.parisgibson.com I have set up the website to encourage others to tackle historic homes and to be a place where we can all share information about renovating and restoring.
I hope that if you are considering a move to Great Falls you will check out my website www.greatfallsrealty.com and learn about our community and homes on the market here. An educated buyer is the best buyer. Please feel free to email if you have any questions about this great place Great Falls.
There is also a newly released film about Great Falls 125 years. It is available at the History Museum on DVD and is about an hour of great and humorous entertainment. The film really shows our community spirit, which is so important for others moving here to know.