Looking to make Great Falls your new home? With safe neighborhoods, great schools, abundant recreational opportunities, excellent health care facilities and the majestic Montana landscape right in your backyard, you’ve made the right choice.
As Montana’s third largest city with over 58,000 residents, Great Falls has lots to offer its residents. We are centrally located within Montana and our international airport makes travel a breeze. According to CNN (September, 2011) Great Falls has one of the shortest commutes in the country making getting to and from work a snap.
As a community, we have weathered our country’s economic recession well. Our financial institutions are healthy and our property values have remained constant. A 2004 Coldwell Banker Home Price Comparison Index listed Great Falls the most affordable area of 348 markets in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and a 2010 Coldwell Banker Home Price Comparison report listed it as the most affordable market in the state of Montana.
You will find that recreational amenities are abundant in our community. With over 57 parks and 40 miles of River’s Edge Trail along the scenic Missouri River – there is plenty to keep you and your family busy. The City’s premier park, Gibson Park features live music during the summer, a walking path, a playground, as well as a duck pond. The community’s skate park and dog park are popular amenities and with four golf courses (two public and two private) – even the golf fanatics in the family will have plenty to do!
Outdoor enthusiasts will find that there is a world to explore just outside their front door. Hiking, skiing, mountain biking and kayaking adventures are just minutes away. Glacier Park and Yellowstone National Park are just a few hours’ drive and make excellent weekend getaways.
Great Falls also offers arts, cultural and live entertainment. Peruse some of our Country’s finest contemporary and western art the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art and the C.M. Russell Museum. The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park offer opportunities to explore Montana’s rich heritage and history. The Mansfield Center for Performing Arts has a full calendar of live entertainment and performances to take advantage and enjoy.
Great Falls is home to the Montana State Fair and Western Art Week, which draws bidders and artists from around the world, and the travel guide Frommer's has called it one of the finest Western auctions in the United States. It is often considered the nation's largest and finest auction of original western art of the 19th and 20th centuries. The community is home to other special events throughout the year as well including the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, Voyagers Baseball, Ice Breaker Road Race, Downpour Music Festival and a spectacular Farmers Market.
When the snow starts melting and the weather heats up, residents cool off at the Electric City Water Park where you will find fun and adventure on the Flow Rider, Lazy River, Mitchell Pool and the Little Squirts Soak Zone.
Great Falls has been described as the perfect blend of big city excitement and small town charm. And it’s been said that you’ll find Montanans to be a little friendlier than most— and when you live in such a beautiful state, there’s no reason not to be!
Come make Great Falls your new home.