Recreation in your backyard.

With all of the various recreation opportunities in Missoula, you're bound to find something to do in your neighborhood. Here, a mountain biker rides on a gravel road in the South Hills.

Photo by Nelson Kenter - kenterphotography.com

Neighborhoods

Like the people who inhabit Missoula, the city’s many neighborhoods each have their own unique benefits, personality, and charm.

Whether you’re seeking to live or work in the heart of the city, in an older neighborhood, a newer one, or one that’s an eclectic mix, you’ll find a Missoula neighborhood that is the right match for you.

To explore each of Missoula’s neighborhoods more thoroughly, use the Neighborhoods menu on the left. You’ll be able to discover the characteristics and ambiance that makes each neighborhood the special place it is.

Each neighborhood page also includes the average price of homes in the neighborhood, as well as the average number of days homes are on the market until sold.

To learn more about each neighborhood’s location, visit our Missoula Maps page.

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Sources: 2012 Missoula Housing Report provided by The Missoula Organization of Realtors.  2010 U.S. CensusThe Missoula Real Estate Guide at MindyPalmer.com 

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