Montana: Safe and Sound

Real Estate Agent with EXIT Realty Bitterroot Valley, Inc. 5636


We are through Thanksgiving of a very eventful year.  There have been plenty of changes but Montana continues to be a beautiful place to live and work.  That seems to be a pretty static situation.  I personally think Montana will continue to have a great draw for those who are looking for a safe, clean environment that offers spectacular beauty in an otherwise uncertain world.

Montana's population just recently surpassed 1 million people; smaller than the top 10 most populated cities in this country yet it has the fourth largest area.  If you really want to generally get away from people, Montana is not a bad choice.

Montana Population by Decade

Montana also is high and dry.  Dry in the sense that we won't be affected by rising sea level which is taking place.  In fact, National Geographic estimates that over 13 million people will be displaced by higher sea levels and that is a lot of folks.  We do, however, have water.  In fact, the Bitterroot Valley has approximately 62 billion gallons of water in the first two aquifers.  With a population of under 50,000 in a valley 90 miles long and 15 miles wide.

We also are relatively safe from crime.  Montana is 26th in major crime per 100,000 of population at 323.7 as of 2015.  With a population of just over 1 million, that is not a lot of crime.

We don't have hurricanes, few tornados, the last big earthquake was in 1959 despite being one of the most active seismic states in the Union and the climate in the Bitterroot is very mild.

THE BITTERROOT VALLEY OF MONTANA  and specifically, Stevensville, has many things to offer those looking for a less hectic world.  We are happy to share more of it with you and chances are pretty good there won't be a huge crowd to contend with.

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Comments (5)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I drove through the great state and Loved what i saw of it.

Nov 26, 2016 07:30 PM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

May this Holiday season be the most productive surpassing last years totals.

Nov 26, 2016 09:32 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Craig Siphers Though we have never visited Montana, it is on my bucket list and someday I will be seeing it. Good to know we have a contact now to drop in on!

Nov 27, 2016 06:06 AM
Craig Siphers


You don't need a bucket list to see this place. Get Norm out here.


May 04, 2017 11:24 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

My husband and I visited Montana for the first time ever and we fell in love. We've been back since, and may be returning this year. Beautiful place.

May 04, 2017 03:46 AM
Craig Siphers
EXIT Realty Bitterroot Valley, Inc. - Stevensville, MT
Your Trusted Bitterroot Valley Real Estate Advisor


I've lived here all my life and tonight going to dinner, I was stunned once again by the beauty of this area.  My partner in life and business is from Connecticut and she moved to this place in 1999 and was blown away.  Come visit any time.


May 04, 2017 11:23 PM