Roundup Montana Real Estate
Roundup is located in southeastern Montana about 50 miles north of the closest large city Billings. Roundup is the definition of a “western town.” With under 2,000 residence Roundup offers small town charm with plenty of opportunity for growth. Roundup Montana is located in a valley near the Musselshell River which flows near the Bull Mountains. It has long been renowned for its natural geographic design for rounding up livestock. In Roundup Montana old-fashioned values and ideals combined with its fairly large population of folks over the age of 65 add to the stable atmosphere.
Roundup was so named because it was once a gathering place for large herds of cattle that grazed up and down the valley. One of the town's highlights is the annual Roundup Cattle Drive. The drive is the western adventure of a lifetime. This is no “City Slickers” holiday; besides being fun, the cattle drive is a real learning experience for participants. On the drive participants get a chance to find out exactly what farming and ranching operations are all about and why the delicate balance of the environment has always been so crucial here.
Though Roundup is small it holds museums, focused on the historical such as mining, and Native American artifacts, as well as local art. Also an important part of Roundup society is the reclamation of land. Companies adhere to careful reclamation processes. Coal mining and oil fields are a great resource for the community and country as a whole but these are done with an eye towards the future health of the land. The C. M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and the Lewis and Clark National Forest are nearby for residents and visitors to enjoy.
The forests provide the area with abundant wildlife including deer, antelope, turkeys and pheasants. These are a great asset if hunting is your form of recreation and there are many opportunities to purchase land in Roundup for just this purpose. For fishermen the Musselshell River will offer fine trout and catfish. It is also a popular spot for having relaxing picnics along its lazy banks. The oblong mussels, for which the river is named, are known as 'jewels of the Musselshell.'
Real Estate here is plenty. In fact Roundup Montana real estate is very well priced due to the availability of properties. The median price for homes is $175,000 while land is very affordable. Roundup offers everything from 1 acre lots in subdivisions to 50 acres of hunting, and recreation land.