Great Falls Montana Real Estate
Great Falls Montana, like many of cities in the state was founded in the late 19th century as a hub for the railroad. Founded in 1883 by Paris Gibson and railroad magnate James J. Hill, Great Falls began as a planned power city, situated to take advantage of the hydroelectric power of the waterfalls of the Missouri River. This city was set up in such a way that attracted people from industrial industries that wanted to take advantage of the town’s natural resources.
In 1889, construction on the Black Eagle Dam began, which would provide the city with hydroelectric power by the following year. Great Falls quickly became a thriving industrial center and, by the early 1900s, was on route to become Montana's fastest growing community. Major influences that contributed to the growth of Great Falls where the famed "great falls," after which the city was named, the opening of a nearby military base, as well as the rail transportation and freight industry. Growth slowed in the later part of the century as the population began to dwindle due to slowing in the rail industry.
At its height Great Falls Montana had a population of over 60,000 people, today the population is just under that number. Although Montana stretches out over two regions and encompasses two of the largest national parks in the country it also has one of the lowest populations in the United States. This is good news for those seeking relocation to this demi-paradise.
Great Falls Montana real estate is continuing its steady clime and now is the time to invest. If you’re looking for any properties for sale from vacation properties to commercial properties, or horse properties to residential properties to whatever your needs are, you will find them as part of the wonderful selection of Great Falls Montana Real Estate.