Traveling through western Montana is an adventure in and of itself. Heading south on Highway 93 from Missoula, you come to the cities and towns of the Bitterroot Valley. With the jagged snow-capped peaks of the Bitterroot Mountain Range on the west and the older, rounded hills of the Sapphire Mountain Range on the east, there is plenty to see and do.
First you come to Florence, an easy commute for those working in Missoula or attending the University of Montana. About 7 miles south there are a sprinkling of businesses and a turnoff to the main part of Stevensville, the oldest town in Montana.
Another 7 miles south is Victor, a sleepy little town that is now really on the map as a result of the new highway. Not much further and you start getting into a little busier area, Hamilton. Hamilton is the hub of the Bitterroot Valley and that is where you will find the major industry such as the Marcus Daly Hospital, the National Forest Service and the Glaxo-Smith Klein and Rocky Mountain Labs.
Just parallel to Hamilton is Corvallis, known for its spectacular views even in an area where killer views are all around you. If you continue south from Hamilton you will find that the valley is getting a little more narrow. By the time you get to Darby, the valley floor is just five miles wide between the two mountain ranges. There are giant pines and winding rivers coming right up to the road. Getting off the main track you will find the small towns of of Sula, Conner, Pinesdale, and Grantsdale - just a handful of people but lots of character.
The Bitterroot Valley is known for its outdoor activities. Lost Trail Powder Mountain with over 300 inches of snowfall every year sits atop the Continental Divide on Highway 93 where Montana and Idaho meet. The 1.6 million acre Bitterroot National Forest, the largest expanse of continuous pristine wilderness in the lower 48 states, includes the Selway Bitterroot, Frank Church River of No Return, and the Anaconda Pintler providing spectacular jagged mountain peaks, high mountain lakes, steep canyons that open into the valley floor and miles of hiking trails. The Bitterroot River is considered one of the premiere trout rivers in the western part of Montana. Elk, bear, wolf, mountain lion, white tail and mule deer, moose, mountain sheep, goats, turkey and coyote are just a few of the numerous wildlife species you may come across. Driving down the valley, you want to keep an eye out for soaring eagles, hawks, osprey, owls, Canadian geese and a host of other fowl.
The Bitterroot is a great place to live full time or to have a vacation cabin or rental. Whether this is your first real estate purchase or you're a veteran at buying and selling properties, having a qualified Bitterroot Valley real estate professional will be a great asset. Our team members are specially trained and qualified to handle unusual, specific needs as well as a mainstream purchase. Having a qualified specialist on hand for guidance is extremely helpful if you are looking at foreclosures, distressed properties or short sales. Having worked with Fannie Mae, HUD, and numerous banks, we know how to negotiate foreclosure sales from first-hand experience. This can save you money, time and lots of frustration!
If you are looking into a personal home or a real estate investment in Stevensville, a Hamilton residence, or any type of property anywhere in the Bitterroot Valley you will be interested in our free VIP plan - Very Important Purchaser Plan individually designed for your needs.
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