Looking for a new home in Montana? Then you should consider Great Falls for its safe neighborhoods, great health care facilities, recreational opportunities, and the majestic Montana landscape right in your back yard. Great Falls is Montana’s third largest city with a lot to offer. The city takes its name from the five nearby waterfalls that are now part of hydroelectric dams, which is why it is nicknamed the "Electric City".
Great falls has an abundance of parks with plenty of trails that go around the Missouri River. The city’s main park, Gibson Park features live music during the summer and is a popular place for children because of its playground and duck pond. The city also has a skate park and a dog park amongst its popular amenities. Great Falls has four golf courses, two of which are open to the public that can be enjoyed by golfing enthusiasts and novices alike.
The city is home to C.M Russell Museum Complex and the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art that have some of the Country’s finest contemporary and western art collection. For more information on Montana’s rich heritage, you can always visit The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center or the First People’s Buffalo Jump State Park. For cultural live entertainment, there is always something happening at the Mansfield Center for Performing Arts. The City of Great Falls has a symphony orchestra, a Youth Orchestra, the Cascade String Quartet and a number of chamber music ensembles. Great Falls has played host to a number of world-renowned musicians like Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman.
Residents of Great Falls get to be part of the Montana State Fair and the Eastern Art week that draws exhibitors and bidders from all over the world. The popular travel guide, Frommer’s has called this the biggest and finest Western auction in America. Great Falls also hosts other special events like the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, Ice Breakers Road Race, Voyagers Baseball and the Downpour Music Festival.
The people of Great Falls look forward to winter as much as they do the summer. When the ice starts to melt residents head for the Electric City Water Park for a bit of fun and adventure on the Lazy River, Mitchell Pool, the Flow Rider and other water park attractions.
Great Falls has the perfect blend of small town charm and big city excitement. In 2010 Great Falls was listed as the most affordable market in Montana with the price of new homes ranging between the low $200s to the mid $500s. If Great Falls sounds enticing to you, let NewHomeSource be your real estate guide.