The Bitterroot Valley
In the southwest corner of Montana lies one of the most scenic and beautiful
valleys in the country. It has been deemed the “Banana Belt of Montana”
for having temperate year-round weather. Ranches are scattered throughout
the landscapes amidst acres of lush hayfields nursed by the Bitterroot
River as it meanders the length of the valley. Surrounded by the theatrical
backdrops of the Bitterroot Mountains and Sapphire Range are quaint communities
unique and rich in history. Home to approximately 40,000 residents, the
Bitterroot Valley with its majestic mountains and rolling meadows has
an abundance of public lands accessible for recreational enjoyment.
Recreational opportunities in the Bitterroot Valley include hundreds of
miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing in the
blue ribbon streams, recreational lakes for boating and swimming, and
white water rafting on the Bitterroot River. Natural hot springs are just
minutes away. Excellent skiing is close by at the Montana Idaho border.
Golfing at its best is offered by the valleys’ three courses, two
public and one private. There are two wildlife refuges located in the
valley offering opportunities for wildlife studies and photography along
with several historic sites to visit.
Sporting and Clubs:
From apartments to single-family residences to homes with acreage, the
Bitterroot Valley offers a variety of housing options. For information
on real estate listings, visit
Bitterroot Real Estate.
With 7 public school districts and 3 private schools, there are great educational
opportunities for your children. There is also higher education close
by with the
UM Bitterroot College in Hamilton and the
University of Montana just up the highway in Missoula, MT.
There are plenty of restaurants, breweries and retail stores to meet your
needs in the Bitterroot Valley, along with large department stores in
Missoula and Spokane, WA a day drive away.
There is so much to do and see in Montana, just come and visit, you may
fall in love: