32 apartments for rent near Great Falls, MT
Apartments in Great Falls, MT
Guide to Great Falls
Great Falls Apartments For Rent
When Lewis and Clark traveled across the preset-day state of Montana, they struggled with rugged conditions, both on land and on water. One troublesome spot in particular was a series of five waterfalls on the Missouri River that slowed them down for more than a month. This rough section of their journey is marked by the Great Falls Portage National Historic Landmark in present-day Great Falls.
Great Falls is a charming city located in central Montana. It is the county seat of Cascade County and the location of Malmstrom Air Force Base, the University of Great Falls, and Montana State University Great Falls – COT. The city enjoys a stable economy, a low cost of living, and a wide variety of housing options. But most residents are drawn to Great Falls by what’s outside. Apartments in Great Falls have some of the best amenities around – such as the amazing river, the stunning waterfalls, and 57 gorgeous parks.
Things to Do in Great Falls:
First – explore the River’s Edge Trail. This 40-mile biking, walking, and jogging path follows the Missouri River and is a fantastic way to explore your new hometown. Next, take some time to visit the parks. Great Falls parks offer terrific amenities, including two public golf courses, a skate park, and a dog park. Gibson Park is the heart of Great Falls, with concerts, events, and festivals taking place here. It features a pond, beautiful gardens, a band shell, a playground, and picnic areas.
Great Falls is also about an hour from Yellowstone National Park and Glacier Park. Lewis and Clark National Forest is nearby and Great Falls is home to the park’s interpretive center. These locations are ideal for fishing, hunting, OHV riding, horseback riding, hiking, and camping.
Great Falls is cradled by state parks, including Giant Springs, a 675-acre park containing one of the largest freshwater springs in the world. It was first recorded by Lewis and Clark during the expedition of 1805. Rainbow Falls and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center are located in or near the park.
Glacier National Park is only about a two-hour drive from Great Falls, providing the ultimate weekend destination. With its wild, majestic peaks and jagged valleys, this is a stunning location where you might just see gray wolves, grizzly bears, moose, mountain goats, and wolverines. Glacier National Park provides more than 700 miles of trails and activities such as hiking, horseback riding, tours, and camping.
Museums in Great Falls include the C.M. Russell Museum, home to a variety of western art, and the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. Be sure to take the kids to the hands-on Children’s Museum of Montana, or go explore the History Museum. Unique museums in Great Falls include the 341st Space Wing Museum, the Ursuline Center, First Peoples Buffalo Jump, and the Galerie Trinitas – a religious art museum featuring the artwork of Sister Mary Tinitas Morin.
Residents can enjoy performances by the Great Falls Symphony or attend events at the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts. The Mansfield Center is located downtown and is a National Historic Landmark. It hosts everything from trade shows to concerts to theater productions. The Montana State Fair is held at Montana ExpoPark, which also hosts other events and concerts throughout the year.
Events include the Montana State Fair, Western Art Week, and the Montana PRCA Rodeo Finals, held at the ExpoPark. Other fun events you’ll enjoy after choosing an apartment in Great Falls include the Pet and Doll Parade, a parade featuring children with their pets and/or dolls. The Ice Breaker Road Race is considered one of the top road races in the US by Runner’s World Magazine. This race features a 5-mile race, a 3-mile run, and a 1-mile run/walk.
Charming and historic Downtown Great Falls is filled with boutiques, locally-owned businesses, and restaurants. Holiday Village Mall provides even more shopping with large anchor stores, restaurants, and smaller shops.
What to Consider When Moving to Great Falls:
When you rent a Great Falls apartment, great adventures await – not only in the beautiful, rugged landscape that surrounds you, but also in the beautiful museums, historic sites, and great entertainment. As home to Malmstrom AFB, there’s a large military presence in Great Falls.
Great Falls is the third largest city in Montana – it is big enough to provide plenty to do, but still rural enough to have that wonderful Western sense of space and style. There are roughly 59,000 residents in Great Falls, which is considered one of the most affordable cities in the nation. And while it may be a smaller city, it is home to the Great Falls International Airport and Great Falls College-Montana State University.
Why Great Falls Apartments Are Hot:
Great Falls offers fantastic outdoor adventures, a beautiful downtown, short commutes, safe neighborhoods, top-ranking schools, terrific shopping, and plenty of restaurants. Of course apartments in Great Falls are hot! Add in a strong economy, an extensive parks system, nearby state and national parks – including Glacier Park and Yellowstone National Park – and it is easy to see why Great Falls is the place you’ll want to rent – and stay!
Why Great Falls?
- The Montana State Fair and Western Art Week is one of the nation’s biggest and best auctions.
- Electric City Water Park features a lazy river, a pool, water slides, a play area, and the Flow Rider.
- The Showdown Ski Area features cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobile trails, and snowboarding.
- The University of Great Falls, a private university, was founded in 1932, offers several degree programs.
- Holiday Village Mall and the historic downtown’s charming stores offer unique shopping opportunities.
- Events include a farmer’s market, the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, and the Ice Breaker Road Race.
Dam along the river in Great Falls
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The Roe River near Great Falls
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Upper Memorial Falls, located in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
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Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
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Nearby Flathead National Forest contains ski resorts and campgrounds.
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