Sun River Valley Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

The small towns of Vaughn, Simms and Fort Shaw make up this farming and ranching community just outside of Great Falls. The Sun River Irrigation Project was designed to carry water from man-made reservoirs to the valley in order to supplement the small amount of annual precipitation. The result is green hayfields, horse ranches and small farms.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Farmers and ranchers, including several Hutterite colonies.


Single-family homes, median house price $125,000.


Farming, ranching, slow-paced, friendly.

You'll Love

The close proximity to the Rocky Mountain Front where the eastern slopes meet the plains creating unsurpassed views of Big Sky Country.

Perfect For

Small-town living, quiet farming community, recreation lovers.

Around the Area

Rich in agriculture, the Sun River Valley attracts those who want to live in the wide open spaces of Montana with only a short commute to the urban area of Great Falls. Nature enthusiasts love the abundance of wildlife, hiking and fishing opportunities that make this area a wonderful place to live. Sun River Valley Schools is known for its dedication to meeting the needs of the community. Its four-day school week, small class sizes and competitive sports programs make it a very attractive option for families.

The J.C. Adams Stone Barn, sure to catch your eye when driving between Vaughn and Sun River, is a 140-foot-long, two-story barn built in 1885. The barn is part of a still-active ranch, but the beautiful stone masonry can be viewed and appreciated from Montana Highway 200.

Big Sky Deli in Vaughn draws people from miles away for its baked goods, home-cooked meals and abundance of one-of-a-kind crafts and locally crafted furniture. Favorites include Amish popcorn, hickory-smoked ham, homemade pumpkin bread and locally grown produce.

In the fall, the Applestem Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is buzzing with activities. The 20-acre corn maze offers activities for kids of all ages. Hop on the Grain Train or take the plunge down Hay Mountain on the Tube Slide. Little kids will love digging in the Corn Box and taking a leap off an old-fashioned Hay Jump.



Area Map

Area Listings