The Culture Trip, a popular website dedicated to travel around the world, recently listed the Top Ten Most Beautiful Small Towns in Montana. Montana has such a diverse, rural culture, that it is a difficult list to curate; however, The Culture Trip highlights some of the must-see spots across our beautiful state that highlight the stunning scenery that surrounds.
The Number One Beautiful Small Town in Montana is the home of PureWest Christie’s International Real Estate Main Office, Bozeman. Bozeman Montana is one of the larger towns in Montana, but maintains a small town feel. Located in Southwest Montana, Bozeman is the home to Bozeman State University, and a hub for arguably the best skiing in Montana: Big Sky Resort a highlight. The Nation’s First National Park of Yellowstone is just a short drive away. It is a great place for outdoor recreation with easily accessible national forests and trails. The culture is vibrant. There are many stores, parks, arts opportunities and museums within Bozeman; this college town is always buzzing with activity!
Whitefish is a small town in the Northwestern corner of Montana. Listed as the Number 2 Town, The Culture Trip highlights the fact that visitors are enchanted not only by the snowy mountains, but also by the town’s tight-knit community and laid back atmosphere. Check out the popular Whitefish Winter Carnival and world class Ski Joring Championships. The Number 3 Town is the small city of Hamilton in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley. Founded in 1890, Hamilton boasts a number of beautiful, historic buildings including the City Hall, the Daly Mansion, and the Old Ravalli County Court House.
Polson, on the Southern shore of Flathead Lake, is the Number 4 small town on the list. Nestled on a Flathead Indian Reservation, Polson provides stunning southern views of the Mission Mountains. Polson hosts an annual Cherry Festival to celebrate its vast cherry orchards. Hidden in Central Montana, Lewiston is surrounded by five breathtaking mountain ranges and embraces its traditional ‘western’ heritage. This “Heart of Montana” town is the Number 5 town listed. Lewiston has a history of visitors from the 1880s with the historical gold rush. When the gold supply ran out, many visitors made the not so difficult decision to permanently settle in Lewistown.
The Big Sky State of Montana’s small towns have ample charming downtowns and mountainous backdrops. So many of these small towns cater to the outdoor recreational opportunities as the nation’s best outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Join PureWest in exploring our great state, and check in with our Bozeman office to learn more about the number one most beautiful small town in Montana.