More Rocky Mountain Homes
By Steve Gillman - 2007
Rocky Mountain Homes can be really expensive we found as we
continued through the Jackson Hole area. The average home price
in Jackson Hole is over $450,000 now. But even as we got further
away it took a while for the prices top drop much. here are some
more towns we drove through and checked out.
The cheapest listing we could find was $160,000 for a one
bedroom condo. And Victor isn't much of a town (sorry to those
of you in Victor, but we are entitled to our opinions), except
for it being near some great mountains. Prices were similar in
the small towns as much as 60 miles away from the Tetons. Obviously
people want to be as close to these beautiful mountains as they
All of southwestern Montana has great scenery, and Ennis is
no exception. It is a very small town (about 1,000 people), and
the Census Bureau information shows the average home price as
only $109,000 as of 2004. Apparently Ennis has been discovered
since then. There are not many homes for sale, but the ones that
are listed now are all closer to $200,000.
Butte was a thriving mining town, and then after 1980 a dying
mining town. Now it is on its way back. Home prices have gone
up a lot in the last five years, but you can still get a decent
house here for under $100,000. If you like fixer uppers, they
start as low as $25,000 (their are several around this price
as I write this).
This was our final destination for our Rocky Mountain Real
Estate Road Trip was Anaconda, where we had lived briefly five
years earlier. While there are no more decent homes for less
than $20,000 (see the photo of our $17,500 home on the home page),
you can still find a few under $100,000. For more on homes in
Anaconda, see the pages Anaconda
Montana is Discovered and Anaconda
Five Years Later.
Winding Up The Rocky Mountain Real Estate Road Trip
We returned home ten days after we started. Our conclusions?
Rocky Mountain homes are going fast. If you love the Rockies,
you may want to consider getting into a town like Fort Collins,
Colorado, or Anaconda, Montana before it is too expensive.
Consider the last affordable mountain town in Colorado, our
own Canon City. For more on that, see the page: Canon
City Real Estate .
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