If Montana is “the last best place,”
then southwest Montana is the best place in it.
Mountains two miles high reach skyward, and valleys
fed by flowing rivers fill the spaces in between.
Here the western vision takes on solid form, as
charming towns and rolling fields punctuate the
landscape and wildlife roams unrestricted in its
Most of southwest Montana is in Dillon County, the
largest county by size in the state. Population
density is low, so there's plenty of room to spread
out with nobody looking over your shoulder. Many new
arrivals flock to Wisdom, an authentic small town
with a historic downtown located close to the Idaho
border and the Continental Divide. There's much here
to attract growing families, such as a 4-H club, a
K-6 school, and the Big Hole National Battlefield,
commemorating clashes between settlers and Chief
Joseph's Nez Perce Indians. Nearby Dillon is home to
academically outstanding Beaverhead County High
School and University of Montana-Western. For culture
buffs, there's the Beaverhead County Museum and the
Public Library. Lima is another neighboring small
town with an impressive historic downtown dating back
almost a century.
Outdoor recreation is a big draw for new
residents, with cutthroat trout in the streams and
game in the field ranging from pheasants to moose.
Fly-fishing and hiking in summer segue to
snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in winter,
while fall delivers stunning color and spring brings
a profusion of wildflowers. Mining and railroads put
Beaverhead County on the map, and jeep roads lead to
fun discoveries and awesome views.
Wisdom real estate is refreshingly low-priced,
especially for those used to big cities with cycles
of boom-and-bust. Lot sizes start at huge and go up
to humungous, with acreages being the norm rather
than the exception. Homes for sale in this area tend
to be geared toward horse owners and as a consequence
often feature heated barns, shops, corrals, troughs
and other structures suitable for ranching. The log-
home look is popular in upscale homes, and by and
large Wisdom real estate tends to be well-kept and
attractive, making a wonderful impression on the many
tourists who visit this area. Because of the brisk
winters, real estate in these parts mostly includes
thorough insulation and wall heating as well as
wood-burning fireplaces. Of course it isn't always
winter, so there are many decks and landscaped
backyards for family fun in the summer months.
For more information about local real estate and
homes for sale in Wisdom, Dillon, Lima and surrounding
communities, the thing to do is contact Best of the West
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who will work their hardest to meet your needs.
Today, smart people are choosing Wisdom!