How Much Of Montana Is Currently For Sale? You Might Be Surprised
There is no doubt that Montana is one of the most beautiful places not only in the United States, but in the world.
We have picturesque snow-capped mountains, lush forests, stunning lakes and streams, and prairies of gold that often look like they're dancing in the wind. The people who come here for the first time are taken aback by the majesty of it all. The people who live here hope that the beauty of the state and the Montana way of life can remain unchanged for as long as possible.
The truth is, the secret is out of the bag and the world has discovered Montana.
Montana has seen a large influx of folks moving here in the last few years; in fact, according to a report by NBC Montana earlier this year, 13,000 residents have come from California in the last couple of years alone. Why is this happening? What's the reason behind it all?
Well, part of the reason is that a whole lot of Montana is for sale.
Landwatch, a website that features land for sale, says that Montana is ranked 5th in the country for the most land for sale. According to the website, Montana has right around 6 billion dollars worth of land that is available for purchase.
Yep, that's billion with a B. Landwatch says there are about a million or so acres available for purchase right now.
The largest area of land listed on their website is a 13,250 acre ranch located in Gallatin County. Oh, and in case you were wondering how much a 13-thousand-acre ranch would cost, it is listed at just under 30 million dollars. This is a heck of a deal when you consider there is a 5,864 acre ranch in Polson asking for $25 million.
Many Montanans feel like the state is becoming a playground for the wealthy, with more rich folks moving in and more Montanans moving out. It certainly seems like there is some truth to that. It reminds me of that famous old professional wrestler whose catch-phrase was, "Everyone has their price...for the million-dollar man."
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