The Bitterroot Valley is filled with natural beauty.
If you are seeking an eye-catching and serene place to visit or to live, Western Montana is one of the most desirable places to consider. And the Bitterroot Valley is at the top of the list.
Bruce Lemon for Distinctly Montana Magazine says it best. “Ask new residents what drew them to live in the Bitterroot and you’ll get the same answer every time—the beauty of the valley. The pristine and natural wonder of the Bitterroot Valley is its greatest resource. The relatively straight and narrow valley is hemmed in on both sides by public land, which provides a wealth of year-around recreation as well as a scenic backdrop to the relatively easy pace of life here.”
Missoula is an active cultural center.
With Missoula close by to fulfill your calling for a more urban lifestyle, you can find your pace a short drive away.
“Adventure meets variety in Missoula. It is a place of small-town values and urban amenities—where you can paddle or hike all day and take in a play or concert in the evening. It is a place of mountains and rivers, families and students, art and trails.” (https://destinationmissoula.org/about-missoula)
With a population of 119,600, Missoula’s growth is on the upswing. It is still small-town-like in comparison to bigger cities. With easy access to the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers, hiking trails, breweries, and an assortment of dining experiences, Missoula culture is not to be overlooked.