The quaint community of Lima is the perfect spot for anyone looking to relocate to small town Montana. Nestled along the Idaho-Montana border in Beaverhead County, this town offers modern amenities with cowboy charm.
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Lima, is a small town on the banks of the Red Rock River. Settlers originally named the area Allerdice. The area experienced growth during the gold fever years of the late 1800s and soon it became a stop for the Utah and Northern Railroad. One of the leading members of the community changed the name to Lima in honor of his hometown in Wisconsin.
Currently there are just over 200 residents living in the city limits. The K-12 public school is housed in one building creating a tight bond between younger and older students. The teacher-student ratio is 10-to-1, providing a distinctly personal learning environment. Community pride in the town’s school system is evident. The school is the bedrock of the community with all residents supporting athletic and academic achievements.
Outdoor recreation opportunities abound here, including hiking, fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. Red Rock Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located here and provides nesting habitat for trumpeter swans and sandhill cranes. The refuge protects vital habitat for large game such as moose and deer as well as 230 species of birds. During fall migration visitors can witness the amazing sight of several thousand whistling swans and other geese and ducks resting on the refuge before continuing their southward journey.
Home prices in the community are below the average for Montana, making this area an investor’s dream. The average cost for single family homes in this tight-knit community is $131,000, with a cost of living of 2.3 percent. Single family homes, condominiums and luxury ranches are all available in this area. Best of the West Properties has complete up to date information on the Lima real estate market in Beaverhead County. Whether you’re searching for the perfect family home, investment real estate or a unique luxury property, contact us, we are here to help.