Should I buy 5+ acres of Kalispell land?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

When you think about building your dream home in Kalispell Montana or any area of the Flathead Valley, what runs through your mind? Do you want to be secluded from your neighbors? Would you like room to roam? Do you want to make dog or hiking paths? Will you need room for a shop or two? What about a garden? Or a shed or toy garage? Do you want to chop your own firewood? You're not alone!

Many buyers considering purchasing land in the Northwest part of Montana have already thought through these questions. And the answer is different for everyone.

Some buyers would be happy with a tenth of an acre in a popular Kalispell development. Some might want to be right next to their neighbors in the center of town, close to everything.

And there are plenty of options for those buyers. But then there are those (possibly you?) dreaming of something else. If you want the following, you might wish to consider a Montana parcel with five or more acres...

Privacy: Do you dream of wandering out your door and the only thing you see are trees? No other houses, cars or people? Do you want to be in an area where you can do what you want, when you want, without worrying about the neighbors?

Noise: Does the idea of listening to nature, and not car horns, buses, yelling people or the neighbor's music, appeal to you? What about standing in the silence of the forest during a snowfall? Are you intrigued by a walk where all you can hear is the puff of your own breath? Or the songs of nearby birds?

Self-Sufficiency/Resources: Do you dream of self-sufficiency?

  • Should I buy 5+ acres of Kalispell land?photo of veggie gardenVegetable Gardening: While it is totally doable to have a small vegetable garden in town or on a balcony, do you want a southern facing spot with enough room to grow anything you want? Rows of tomatoes for canning, a place for potatoes, and lots of room for squash? Do you want to experiment with herbs and make sure you have space for onions, garlic, eggplant, corn and more?


  • Firewood: Have you dreamed of harvesting your own trees, getting out the chainsaw to split it up into manageable pieces, and then making your own firewood with your sharp ax? Followed by seasoning it for use in the following year?


  • Hunting: Are you a hunter? Perhaps you'd like to gather your gear, walk ten minutes to your own perfect hill overlooking a valley and watch the animals just walk into your line of sight?


  • Animals: Or perhaps you want to produce your own protein sources. Goats? Chickens? eggs?


Exploration: Do you want to be able to constantly find new things? Wow, look at that grove of aspens. Oh! That woodpecker made a big hole for its babies, but the squirrel found it and took over. Is that a mountain lion print? And that fox! Oh my, look at those edible huckleberries, mushrooms and dandelion weed. Do you need property so you can go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or otherwise explore?

Hiking: To take exploration a bit further, do you enjoy getting out and walking through nature? Would you like to throw on hiking shoes, grab your backpack, open the back door, and just go? What about the ability to build your own running or hiking trail on your own land?

Wildlife: Would you enjoy watching deer wander past your living room window on a regular basis? What about listening to the chatter of squirrels, chipmunks and birds? Or hearing the squawking of a soaring hawk? Seeing a coyote, bear, elk or other animal wander.. or run.. through your parcel?

Should I buy 5+ acres of Kalispell land? photo of horsesPets/Horses/Livestock: Do you need room for your dogs to explore and run? Do you dream of horses or perhaps raising some sort of livestock?

Toys: (errr.... I mean equipment..) Do you need space to store your side-by-side, ATV, tractor, 4-wheel drive trucks and the like? Do you want to be able to have room to store those items in a huge garage? And then to hop on them and just take off into your own wilderness?

Workshop: Do you want a place to work? Perhaps you are a boat builder, or furniture maker, or car mechanic. Would you enjoy having enough space to put a beautiful and fully-equipped shop? Heated by a wood stove with your own firewood?

If any of these speak to you, the answer to "Should I buy 5+ acres of land?" might be "YES!" I can help you find that perfect parcel! Call me at 406-270-3667 or email to get started.

Also, if you want more information about Kalispell and buying land, check out the appropriate links. 

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Comments (21)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kat- I know my sister-in-law would because all of these reasons are right up her alley. 

Sep 29, 2022 01:34 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Kathy Streib - there are so many amazing things one can do with a bit of land....

Did you get notified of this comment?

Sep 29, 2022 01:35 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kat Palmiotti you bring up a lot of great points to consider in not only purchasing in Kalispell, Montana but in other areas through out the country as well.

Sep 29, 2022 02:51 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you George Souto - there are so many options with land!

Sep 29, 2022 04:29 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kat.  Your pic alone has me entertaining the thought of purchasing Kalispell Montana land.  m

Sep 29, 2022 04:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - the featured photo is my back yard. :-)

Sep 29, 2022 04:29 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kat - lots of questions for Kalispell Montana area prospective land buyers to ask themselves.  You have provided some good information to start (and continue) considering choices when the time is right for them to plan a move.  

Sep 29, 2022 04:06 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Michael Jacobs !!!

Sep 29, 2022 04:29 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

You are the one Kat to call if buying land in Kalispell, Montana. You ask the right questions and listen to the clients...that is why you can find the perfect spot!

Sep 29, 2022 06:07 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much Dorie Dillard Austin TX !

Sep 29, 2022 07:07 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

There are so many advantages of living in a rural area and you covered them very well, Kat! We enjoy our 2 acres here and am unable to imagine living in close proximity to others.

Sep 29, 2022 06:12 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I agree - I love having space!

Sep 29, 2022 07:06 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat,

You make a compelling case to buy land in Kalispell.  To top it off, you are the expert at this.  You know all the ins and outs and can really help your clients. Why?  Because you have done it!

Sep 29, 2022 06:30 PM
Kat Palmiotti

It was definitely helpful to have done it myself, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ! Enjoy your evening!

Sep 29, 2022 07:06 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kat... what a great call to action for purchasing a large tract of land in your area... It's sure to get some people thinking. Not me, of course, as I prefer to live on a postage stamp! :))))

Sep 30, 2022 04:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kat Palmiotti hi Kat... I guess you can take the girl out of NY City, but you can't take NY City out of the girl! I've spent years trying to figure out how to plunk 5,000 sf on a post stamp!

Sep 30, 2022 04:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti

There's something for everything Nina Hollander, Broker ! Postage stamp living definitely has its benefits!

Enjoy your day!

Sep 30, 2022 04:34 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Prospective home site purchasers are in very good hands when they seek your professional real estate advice and assistance.

Sep 30, 2022 05:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Roy!

Sep 30, 2022 02:56 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I would love to have 5+ acres of land as long as I didn't have to put in the work to maintain it, haha.  I would definitely appreciate having privacy since there doesn't seem to be much of it these days.

Sep 30, 2022 05:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Brian England - I love having privacy! As for maintaining it, yes, it does take work - but is worth it!

Sep 30, 2022 02:56 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kat, what a wonderful post for buyers to ponder and think about a "city home" or a "country home".

Sep 30, 2022 07:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Joan Cox ! Enjoy your evening!

Sep 30, 2022 02:57 PM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I live on 9 aces and enjoy everything about it but the work in keeping it looking nice! It may be time to hire some of it out

Oct 01, 2022 06:54 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Ben DeHaven - that certainly would be helpful!

Oct 03, 2022 04:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - you put a lot of thought into this blog post and I found it to be very educational and interesting! I also really liked your top photograph. I think it would make a great painting or framed picture  on a wall. There's something about Montana that is so intriguing and it opens the mind to many possibilities. 

Oct 02, 2022 07:00 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ! That top photograph is my back yard. One of the many reasons I love where I am!

Oct 03, 2022 04:37 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - I thought it looked familiar and was hoping it was your land. Your dream has come true and you're still making more dreams. Gosh, you are a living success story. 

Oct 03, 2022 04:43 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You have answered several questions that come to my mind. My Grandparents Henderson were born and married in Montana before moving west. Thank you for sharing 🙂

Oct 02, 2022 10:00 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I don't think I knew that about your grandparents. How interesting. Do you know where they were in Montana?

Oct 03, 2022 04:38 AM
john ceena
group - Bay Minette, AL

I would buy the 5 acres and pay cash, expand as you are able. Paying monthly always leaves the possibility of you ending up with no home should life take a turn for the worse. Moreover you can keep ponies happy on 5 acres, you will need to find some hay, but as you already have them I would say that you probably already have that covered.


Oct 03, 2022 12:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti

I agree that paying cash is certainly one way to do it...  If someone were to build right away, they may wish to use a land/construction loan. Horses are definitely doable with 5+ acres, although some CCRs restrict the number allowed. Thanks for your comment john ceena .

Oct 03, 2022 04:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kat - with those enticements you really have my interest and, of course, that is your lifestyle.  So someone who wants this should talk to Kat Palmiotti who really knows.

Oct 03, 2022 05:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Grant Schneider ! The phone lines are open! haha

Oct 03, 2022 06:01 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My grand parents met in Glendive and then moved to Missoula, where my grandfather started working for the Great Northern Railway in the early 1900s Kat Palmiotti 🙂.

Oct 03, 2022 03:25 PM
Kat Palmiotti

How interesting Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ! Have you ever checked out the Glendive and Missoula areas?

Oct 03, 2022 05:56 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

So many great reasons to buy land in Kalispell and the only agent to talk to is Kat Palmiotti 

Oct 05, 2022 08:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much Lise Howe (and sorry for the slow response!)

Oct 14, 2022 04:27 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kat congratulations on your new listing and looks like me and Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  will be submitting multiple offers:)Endre

Oct 13, 2022 10:49 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thanks for commenting Endre Barath, Jr. !

Oct 14, 2022 04:27 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great question and even better answers, Kat! Even on barely an acre, I love the privacy, the wildlife, the space for gardening and in my case, the proximity to the big city. There's so much to love about living on acreage. 

Excellent CTA! Have a wonderful weekend...

Oct 15, 2022 12:47 PM