The Bitterroot Valley Montana (Pop. 35,000) has become a Mecca for retirees over the past ten years because of its wonderful laid back lifestyle, charm, hiking trails, fishing, affordable cost of living, and stunning beauty. For instance, the Bitterroot Valley is known for some of the best hiking trails and fishing in the U.S. Many Boomers and young people alike enjoy the relaxing beauty that the Bitterroot Rocky Mountains offer.
For modern recreation, there are numerous arts activities, golf courses, performances, and cultural organizations.
Most seek the Bitterroot Valley for its beautiful seasons. The Bitterroot Valley is the Banana Belt of Western Montana and features temperatures in the range of 10-20 degrees above other Western Montana temperatures.
Property taxes in the Bitterroot Valley are among the lowest in the nation. Most of my clients are pleased to find the taxes much lower than many of the areas they move from.
Water sports are also very popular in the Bitterroot and range from stream and river fishing to lake water skiing and swimming. Bird watching is popular as well as gardening. As you can see there is plenty to do here and many communities to choose from.
Why move to the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana?
I took a moment to interview my clients and here is what they had to say;
My Question: What do you love most about the Bitterroot Valley?
“Slow pace of life. Hunting, Fishing, Horseback riding, and those beautiful Rocky Mountains!”
“The four-season climate.” “I love how we have winter, spring, summer, and fall.”
“Affordability and close-knit communities.”
“The University of Montana!” “I love Football!”