Milltown, Montana


Pros

-College-town amenities
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting

Cons

-Harsh winters
-Cost of housing
-Isolation

Location

Western Montana, 25 miles from Idaho border
Profile: College town
Elevation: 3361
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time

What Bert Has To Say About Missoula Metro Area


Missoula, located in the extreme west-central part of the state, is a youthful and progressive college town with an unusual mix of students, ranchers, “jet setters,” and nature lovers. Set against a beautiful backdrop of mountains and scenic valleys, the city is home to the University of Montana. The area is an outdoor paradise, with national forests, ski areas, raging rivers, and excellent fishing and bicycling.

Missoula has become a sort of northerly Jackson Hole. Naturally, that brings relatively high costs of living and housing, but it is still reasonably attractive on a national scale. The university and a large National Forest Service office are economic mainstays; the decline of the forest products industry has left private employment hard to find but has also left cleaner skies. Those looking to Missoula should prepare to contend with long, cold winters and long trips to reach bigger city amenities; Spokane is closest at 200 miles away.

The town is situated in the heart of the Montana Rockies in the extreme north portion of the Bitterroot Valley. The Bitterroot Range rises 5,000 feet to 7,000 feet above the valley floor, 20 miles to the southwest. The main ridge of the Rockies and Continental Divide rise to the east and northeast. The climate is continental semiarid. Mountains to the southwest block moisture while those to the northeast block some arctic air in winter. Summers are dry with moderate temperatures and cool nights. Cold waves can produce blizzard conditions as air funnels through the narrow valleys. This cold air can settle in the valley for long periods, especially in December and January, and bring cloudy conditions. Most precipitation occurs in May and early June as showers and thundershowers. First freeze is late September, last is mid-May.


Highlights


COUNTRY - United States
STATE - Montana
COUNTY - Missoula County
METRO AREA - Missoula Metro Area
CITY - Milltown
ZIP CODES - Milltown (zip 59851)
REAL ESTATE - For Sale  For Rent

Quick Facts About Milltown


ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Milltown (zip 59851) is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Milltown (zip 59851) jobs have Increased by 2.07 percent.

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Milltown (zip 59851)'s cost of living is 3.20% Higher than the U.S. average.

POPULATION
As of 2014, Milltown (zip 59851)'s population is 324 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.00 percent.

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Milltown (zip 59851) is $172,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.30 percent.

SCHOOLS
Milltown (zip 59851) public schools spend $10,509 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Milltown (zip 59851).


Milltown Housing Market


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