BIGFORK MONTANA REAL ESTATE
Bigfork Montana Real Estate
Bigfork Montana is home to a wide variety of Real Estate. There are smaller, older homes in town, mostly to the North of downtown Bigfork. There are a number of condos and townhomes in Bigfork as well. Most of these units near downtown surrounding Bigfork Harbor and along Flathead Lake just outside of town. In addition, there are a number of condos in Eagle Bend as well.
Single-family residences comprise the bulk of real estate in Bigfork. The neighborhoods in and around Eagle Bend are some of the nicest around, featuring high-end homes, golf right our your door, and Flathead Lake and River access via Eagle Bend Yacht Harbor. Just south of Creston is where the Bigfork address begins. From that point all the way to town you will find many amazing homes in country settings offering great views of the Swan Range. The terrain is rolling and is both wooded and farmland. Along the Eastern side of this area is Echo Lake and neighboring lakes such as Lake of The Woods. The entire area is similar to Northern Minnesota but with 7000' mountains only a mile away.
Waterfront properties are abundant in Bigfork. Choose between Flathead Lake, Flathead River, Swan River, Swan Lake, Echo Lake, or any number of smaller lakes, rivers, and streams. As of May 1st, there are 75 active residential waterfront listings - more than twice as many as any other town in Northwest Montana!! If you're looking for waterfront real estate, Bigfork Montana is a great place to consider.
Area of Bigfork Montana
Bigfork Montana, encompassing everything from the Swan Mountains to Flathead Lake, this picturesque town has the real estate you've been dreaming of. Bigfork is perched above the crystal clear bay of Bigfork Harbor where the Swan River flows into Flathead Lake. The storybook community of Bigfork is a good place to spend the day, a season, or a lifetime. Named "One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in the Nation” Bigfork offers fine dining, a 27-hole championship golf course, charming small town shops, and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. Bigfork provides real estate buyers with the opportunity to live on a variety of lakes, rivers, streams, and creeks. Nearby Ferndale is the northern entrance to the greater Swan Valley, providing a gateway to thousands of acres of national forest, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex. Check out the Bigfork Chamber of Commerce for more information.
Bigfork Market Information
Bigfork Montana's average residential real estate price in 2018 was $521,381, up 17% from $447,339 in 2017. The average time on the market was 159 days and sellers 96% of asking price on average. Waterfront real estate sales vary depending on the body of water; Flathead Lake average price was $1,649,083 while the rest of the waterfront sales averaged $897,384. As of May 1st, the most expensive listing in Bigfork is $11,500,000 and the least expensive listing is $345,000. For vacant lots in Bigfork, the average sales price was $143,738 in 2018. Current listings range from $34,000 to $5,500,000. Check out the full 2018 Flathead County Market Report for historical and comparative data!
Nearby Bigfork Attractions and Recreation
Bigfork Montana's real estate premium comes from its excellent attractions and nearby recreation. Flathead Lake is the number one attraction; it's the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. It's so large that you are seemingly enjoying the entire lake to yourself at times. In addition to regular boating, there are a number of sailing clubs on Flathead Lake that take advantage of the occasional winds. You can boat to numerous restaurants, bars, and even a winery along the shores Flathead Lake, giving you an experience typically reserved for Midwest lakes or coastal areas.
Bigfork has a good Hiking, horseback riding, and biking scene. However, the most common trails are long, high elevation gain trails, so bring your fitness and a sense of adventure! You can find world-class fishing a short distance in any direction, whether it's on any of the valley floor lakes, rivers, and streams or back in the mountains.
When considering purchasing real estate, Bigfork Montana checks the box for proximity to Glacier National Park. The entrance is only 38 miles away from Bigfork - a mere 4 miles further than Kalispell. Whitefish Mountain Resort is 41 miles away and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is 17 miles for close wintertime skiing. Seeley Lake has nationally renown snowmobiling and the nearby Mission Mountain Wilderness is essentially an undeveloped miniature Glacier National Park, with its own 10,000' peak. Pick a season, and point in any direction; within 50 miles you will find all the adventure and recreation you could possibly ask for! If Bigfork Montana isn't on your list for your next home location, maybe it should be.
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