Great Falls Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Great Falls is located in central Montana, making it the ideal location to enjoy the entire state.  Rich in history, Great Falls is famous for the Lewis and Clark portage around the falls of the Missouri River. Nicknamed the Electric City, it is home to five hydroelectric dams and the River’s Edge Trail.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Friendly, hard-working Montanans who take pride in their hometown. Professionals, service workers, and military families who chose to make Great Falls their home.

Market

Single-family homes, with the median listing price at $139,000.

Lifestyle

Casual, cultural, historical, boating, outdoors.

You'll Love

The smiling faces of the residents, the community events, historic culture and recreation along the River’s Edge Trail.

Perfect For

Community events, arts and culture, outdoor recreation, hunting and fishing, biking and hiking.

Around the Area

Great Falls is the third largest city in Montana. It is rich in history and tradition, with a small-town feel with larger city amenities. It is centrally located, making all corners of Montana an easy day trip away. With Glacier National Park to the north, and Yellowstone National Park to the south, the area is a recreationalist’s dream.

There are countless stories of military families that are stationed in Great Falls at Malmstrom Air Force Base and choose to come back after they have retired to make it their home. So what makes Great Falls so great? It could be the friendly atmosphere, the restaurants and locally owned shops, or draw of the river recreation. Perhaps the only way to answer that question is to take off your shoes and get your feet wet, and spend a day experiencing all that Great Falls has to offer.

Whether you want to spend the morning in a cozy café munching on home-baked goods and sipping locally brewed coffee or a lively night out listening to local bands nursing a fine wine or local microbrew, Great Falls has a variety of dining experiences for everyone’s taste. Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes is locally owned by two sisters and was voted the “Best Coffee in Montana” for three years in a row on bestcoffeeshops.org. The recently restored Hotel Arvon is in the oldest commercial building in the city. It has 22 well-appointed guest rooms and 11 historically named suites. The hotel restaurant, The Celtic Cowboy, is a local favorite serving authentic Irish favorites like bangers and hash, shepherd’s pie and buffalo pasty.  The pub is one the best places to enjoy a bottle of Guinness or Moscow mule. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, visit the world-famous Sip ‘n Dip Tiki Lounge, named “the #1 bar on earth worth flying for” by GQ Magazine. Sip one of its famous “fishbowl” drinks while live mermaids swim behind the bar.

Winding its way through the city and along the banks of the Missouri River, the River’s Edge Trail is one of Great Falls’ treasures. More than 60 miles of paved and single-track trails make it perfect for running, cycling, mountain-biking and walking. See whitetail and mule deer meander down to get a drink and watch fish jump near the falls of the dam at sunset. Scenes like this can be enjoyed just steps away from downtown Great Falls. The trail winds down the Missouri River as it cascades over the waterfalls of the five hydroelectric dams that gave the town its nickname of the Electric City. Future development of the West Bank Landing will feature a hotel, retail stores and restaurants just along the West Bank Park of the Missouri River.

Famous western artist Charlie Russell settled in Great Falls and spent the majority of his career right here, painting the stories of the West. The Charles M. Russell Museum is located in heart of the city. The museum’s mission is to “collect, preserve, research, interpret and educate on the art and life of Charles M. Russell; the art and lives of his contemporaries; and the art of preceding and ensuing generations that depicts and focuses on the culture, life, and country of Russell’s West.” The museum displays artwork, artifacts and archival materials of Charlie Russell as well as other western artists. It is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum, as well as yearly art exhibits like the 45- year-running Out West Art Show and the Western Heritage Art Show bring art lovers and western culture enthusiasts to the city regularly.

Historical culture thrives with numerous museums around Great Falls. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center provides a hands-on learning opportunity for all ages to learn about the Corps of Discovery and the time they spent portaging the "great falls of the Missouri." The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art offers contemporary art exhibits as well as community art lessons in what was Great Falls’ first high school. The Children's Museum of Montana features an ever-changing experience of hands-on activities so children can "touch, poke, raise, lower, push and examine to their hearts' content."

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