Have you been hearing the buzz about Missoula? It’s one of the most exciting places to be in the west. If you’re considering Missoula Montana property, here’s seven fast facts about this burgeoning city in the heart of the Last Best Place.
** This story is from our newest issue of Pure Montana magazine. Read more here. **
Missoula, Northwest Montana’s biggest city, is a center of technology, music, and contemporary culture. Fondly nicknamed “Zootown,” this city of 70,000 is known for its thriving restaurants scene, the University of Montana, and the accessibility to great adventures in the Bitterroot and Mission Mountains. Rich in the arts, Missoula also offers local and world-class theatre, film festivals, ballet, and opera. As Outside Magazine put it, Missoula is “a place where people who could live anywhere choose to live.”
- “Best Big Sky,” title awarded as one of Outside Magazine’s 25 Best Towns of 2017
- Best in Show, Draught Works Brewery’s My Ruca IPA
- 1805: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed by present-day Missoula
- Gold-level bike-friendly city
- Four ghost towns close enough for a day trip
- 2006: Brennan’s Wave, a favorite among surfers and kayakers, was created on the Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula
- 5,000 pounds: the weight of the 7-foot tall grizzly bear statue at the Oval on the University of Missoula campus
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