A pastoral fence line in Grant Creek

Whether you're a resident or new to the Garden City, you have lots of choices when it comes to finding just the right neighborhood. Learn more by checking out our Missoula Neighborhoods section.

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Real Estate

Besides boasting its natural beauty, Missoula MT is a vibrant city, proud to be home to an eclectic mix of residents. Missoula’s neighborhoods also share that distinction.

Depending on your personal tastes, the amenities you desire, and the character of the various neighborhoods of Missoula, real estate in one or more neighborhoods will surely be a fit for you.

Deciding on which area in Missoula is most desirable for your home or business is a crucial first step in relocating. We feature videos for each of our neighborhoods.

  • Downtown and University areas offer tree-lined streets, beautiful homes, apartment living, student housing, and easy access to shopping, downtown nightlife, and restaurants.
  • Central Missoula boasts close proximity to anywhere you want to be. A short drive to shopping and restaurants on North Reserve Street, Brooks Street, and downtown makes this area among the most practical in Missoula. A fine mix of rental housing and city homes makes Central Missoula a very affordable place to live.
  • Are you more interested in a setting that feels rural but has a close proximity to town? Look no further than the Rattlesnake, South Hills, or Grant Creek. Each offers picturesque views and access to wilderness areas and  trail heads.
  • The largest concentration of box stores and big chain retailers, such as Target and Walmart, lies in the Mullan Road and North Reserve Street area. Situated around Missoula’s main North-South thoroughfare you’ll find new apartment complexes and residential neighborhoods, a popular area for first-time home buyers and renters who want newer buildings and amenities.

Regardless where you choose to live, one thing is for sure: The drive to work – averaging 17.5 minutes for most Missoula County residents – will provide some great scenery! Here are a few more Missoula community statistics you might find useful.

 

 

"And there you have Missoula, Montana...
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