A pastoral fence line in Grant Creek

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Photo by Nelson Kenter - kenterphotography.com


You won’t find rattlesnakes in this neighborhood, but you’ll see plenty of deer, and perhaps even black bears in the spring or fall.

Mount Jumbo, with its landmark “L”, separates the Rattlesnake Valley from East Missoula. Rattlesnake Creek drains from the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area into the Clark Fork River.

The west side of the Rattlesnake features Greenough Park, one of Missoula’s most beautiful and serene public spaces, on the lower end, and the PEAS Farm, a large community garden, on the upper end. The east side of the Rattlesnake showcases the Jumbo saddle, wide-open fields, and several schools.

The lower Rattlesnake consists of nearly 20 blocks of cottages that previously served mill workers, craftsman-style homes, and turn-of-the century architecture, landing this neighborhood on the National Historic Register.

In the Upper Rattlesnake, the properties are larger and more rural. These residents live on the edge of the 32,000-acre Rattlesnake Recreation and Wilderness area, which leads into the million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Here’s the 4-1-1 (including maps) on the Upper Rattlesnake and Lower Rattlesnake neighborhood as provided by the City of Missoula.

View the short video of the Rattlesnake neighborhood neighborhood provided courtesy of the Missoula Organization of Realtors(MOR).