| Our statistics include just the Bitterroot River and those properties that are actually on either the West Fork, Nez Perce or East Fork or the main stem of the Bitterroot River.The Bitterroot river runs into the Clark Fork just west of Missoula. Clark Fork River the longest river in the state, is located north of the Bitterroot River. We load listings on the Clark Fork River from the various MLS's in the area as they are listed.There are a number of lovely creeks as well.We will provide information on the Clark Fork and those larger creeks if you have questions.
Please do not take data without receiving approval by me and the MLS.WATERFRONT stats.are compiled through the Bitterroot MLS. We know these figures are not totally accurate and not guaranteed. There are brokers who do not disclose the final sold price(Montana is a non disclosure state) so we do not have totally accurate sold data! We update the listings that come in daily.
Solds for year 2013 on the Bitterroot river and the forks are 12. One sale we do have stats on so the sales are not accurate!
High sale: $10,000,000.;
Low sale: $38,000.;
Average sale price: $1,359,855..;
The average square footage:2949;
Total days on market:475;
List to sale price:91%.
Sold riverfront residential homes on the Bitterroot River as well as the East and West Forks of the Bitterroot River for 2012: 6;
Average Sale Price:$448,985.;
List to sale price:96%;
Square Footage averages:2612;
Days on the market averages: 472;
Sales on the Bitterroot River including its forks for the year 2011 were three. High sale:$459,900; Low sale:$220,000; Average sale:$326,600.; Average square footage: 2599;Average Days on the market:563;
Percentage of list to sale price:91%;
Sales on the Bitterroot River and forks for year 2010 were 8.
One listing did not disclose final sale price unfortunately. Low sale $185,000.; Average sale price $300,714.00; High $450,000.; Square footage averages: 1878; days on market average:388; List to sale price:92%.
Sales on the Bitterroot River and forks for four quarters of 2009 were 6.
Low sale price:$218,000
Square footage averages:2267
Days on market on average: 223
List to sale price: 86%
One RESIDENTIAL river front sale on the Bitterroot River for year 2008.
Days on market: 521
There are 30 ACTIVE Riverfront listings on the Bitterroot River which include the East, West and Nez Perce forks on 12/04/2013.
Average list price is $1,051,938.00; The high list $9,200,000.
The low is $144,500.;
Square footage averages:2629;
Time on market:456 days,approximately.
Want land let us know? There are a number of creeks and ponds in the Bitterroot Valley we do not keep stats on either.
It is difficult to evaluate and compare just front footage as it varies on size of acreage.
The Bitter Root Valley climate is considered to be one the warmer areas in western Montana. The beautiful valley is protected from the west by the spectacular Bitterroot Mountains and National Forest that run along the Montana/ Idaho border. The lovely Sapphire Mountains to the east also provide water. Many smaller creeks and streams run from the two mountain ranges and add momentum to the clean free flowing Bitterrroot River.
Several nice communities developed on or near the banks of the river. Hamilton is county seat for Ravalli county. Stevensville to the north and Darby to the south along with Corvallis, Victor and Florence are the larger towns. There are approximately 36,000 people on the main stretch of river which is over 40 miles long. Close to 80 miles in total are there to enjoy with the East and West Forks. The Bitterroot is a very user friendly river with lots of public fishing/ boating accesses. Rainbow, Brown and Westslope Cutthroat Trout as well as Whitefish are the primary attraction.
The real estate market was very busy for some time. Lewis and Clark Expedition provided the first real information on the region.Of course, the natives were there far longer. With the assistance of the residents, they wrote a lot about the area in 1805 and 1806 The valley was beginning to develop way back in the 1880's when Marcus Daily, the successful finance man for mines in Butte and Anaconda planned the city of Hamilton.The first church in Montana was founded in Stevensville in 1841.The town is also supposed to be the oldest town in Montana.
We will be happy to provide information on riverfront homes. See waterfront listings for western Montana and other areas on www.NwWaterfrontRealEstate.com