Belt Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Don’t let the name fool you, Belt is a hidden gem bursting with history and culture in the heart of central Montana. The town gets its name from the surrounding mountains, the Little Belts and Big Belts as well as Belt Butte, which all seems to have a circular belt surrounding them. Nestled in a valley out of the wind, Belt is an oasis that fewer than 600 people call home. The surrounding area is home to farms and ranches, where wildlife such as deer and even elk are frequently seen. Bird hunting is at its best near Belt, and the fish in Belt Creek can almost always be seen rising at dusk.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Farmers and ranchers, small-town living, friendly and inviting.

Market

Single-family homes, small farms and ranches, average listing price $147,000.

Lifestyle

Outdoors, hunting and fishing, horse-back riding, rodeos.

You'll Love

The small-town atmosphere, local pubs and restaurants, friendly people and top-notch schools.

Perfect For

Those who want the rural, ranching lifestyle but still within a quick drive to the urban area of Great Falls, families and retirees, horse and livestock enthusiasts.

Around the Area

Quenching your thirst here is easy. Harvest Moon Brewing in Belt is famous for its award-winning beers, the Pig Ass Porter, a dark ale, and Beltian White, a smooth wheat beer with a hint of citrus. It’s worth a stop for a sample or tour to see how the beer is made and to shop in its extensive gift shop. Within walking distance from the brewery lies Belt’s renovated downtown buildings housing Belt Creek Brew Pub, Harvest Moon Saloon and Belt Theater.

The Belt Museum is housed in the old city jail building, which was built in 1895.  The museum's exhibits include a historic jail cell, a coal mine, as well as works of local artists. Step back in history to a time when the small community thrived on mining. It’s worth a stop just to snap a picture of the stonework on the building.

Mention Belt around the area and the one thing everyone thinks of is the rodeo. Rodeo fans have headed to Belt every Father’s Day weekend for more than 50 years. It’s not unusual to see three to four generations of cowboys and cowgirls competing in the PRCA rodeo every June.

The Sluice Boxes State Park is a hiker’s paradise. This rugged area is where Belt Creek winds its way through steep cliffs and limestone canyons. Once an area that was home to prospectors and miners, this park provides historic remains of old mines, the railroad and abandon cabins.

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