Montana Broker Properties History
History of Montana Broker Properties
Impeccable service and the preservation of Montana’s lifestyle and landscape are an important part of every transaction.”
Montana Broker Properties was established in 2004, taking a new approach to the profession by helping buyers and sellers better understand the fragile and rare environment in this state, taking into account that open land is a scarce commodity in our country. When people see these wide open spaces and think “how could a small development on a hundred acres matter, they forget that undeveloped land in the United States is being swallowed up at lightning speed – covered by concrete, light, noise, and pollution – and they have come HERE because it is almost the last place in our country to find open space, clean air, a slower pace, agriculture, and wildlife.
Our office is located in Big Timber, Montana.
Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, Montana
The town of Big Timber is said to have been named by William Clark on his voyage up the Yellowstone at the end of Lewis and Clark’s historic Voyage of Discovery expedition in 1806. The giant Cottonwood trees that line this beautiful river were Clark’s inspiration for the name.
Big Timber is located in Sweet Grass County, a small community of 3500 anchored in 100+ years of sheep and cattle ranching. Many persons in the county still own and work he ranches homesteaded by their families several generations ago. The town has a great hotel which was restored and placed on the Historic Register several years ago. There are also great restaurants, a wonderful clothing store, flower shop, a hardware store, grocery, drug store with an old fashioned soda fountain, banks, specialty stores, filling stations, a library, and much, much, more. Although a country and easy feel, Big Timber is very much a part of the 21st Century.
The Crazy Mountain Museum opened ten years ago, where one can really see the history that abounds in the county. Sweet Grass County was the wool growing capital of the United States at the turn of the century. The museum building is flanked by a fully restored one-room school house and beautiful old cemetery sheltered by tall Evergreen and Cottonwood trees.
Coursing through and around the county are many sparkling creeks and two beautiful rivers – the Yellowstone River which is the longest un-dammed river in the United States; and the Boulder River. Both of these are spectacular trout streams.
To the north there are breathtaking views of the beautiful Crazy Mountains. There is abundant wildlife: deer, elk, bear, eagles, cranes, geese, pelicans, fox, etc. and of course terrific fishing. Popular activities for locals and visitors alike are hiking, horseback riding, star gazing (yes, you can actually see stars here), and just resting in the peace and quiet. For more information about Sweet Grass County go to the links page and click on the Big Timber Chamber of Commerce.