West Yellowstone is located at the West gate of Yellowstone National Park. West Yellowstone Montana is a small mountain community that has been hosting visitors since the early 1900's. Tourism is the economic mainstay of this south central Montana town. West Yellowstone Montana real estate is comprised of vacation properties, recreation properties, residential units and undeveloped acreage.
West Yellowstone Montana was incorporated in 1966 and adopted a self-governing charter in November of 1980. Currently the community operates with a strong-council form of government and a Town Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations. There are great recreation opportunities in West Yellowstone. This is one of the reasons folks love to visit here and the lucky ones get to make it their home.
During the summer you'll find activities ranging from mountain biking to kayaking to country club sports. Summers in West Yellowstone Montana are sunny and warm, perfect for all things out of doors. Here you'll also find entertainment like live music, live theater and Old West chuck wagons. For the fisher in you there is plenty by way of water life. From fishing guides to instruction to spending the day on the river you'll find that fishing in Montana, for many, is a way of life. In the winter you'll enjoy cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.
The people of West Yellowstone are a varied group. West Yellowstone is known for its large population of single adults, with a large population of males compared to many small towns, no doubt the result of the recreation available here. However, collectively the population of West Yellowstone values education and a large proportion are college graduates. An unusual characteristic of the town is the share of people in it who work at home.
West Yellowstone Montana real estate sports a large amount of seasonal housing, typically for vacation or part-time use. Housing in West Yellowstone tends to be newer construction because it is at the entrance to Yellowstone National Park as well as just miles from another national park, Grand Teton. Although this makes up a large portion of West Yellowstone real estate there is commercial property available as well as residential units and just out of town you will find undeveloped land.
National Parks Realty serves primarily the northwest corner of Montana, however if you are interested in learning more about the west Yellowstone area please view our main site at National Parks Realty or contact one of our agents for further information and assistance.