Nestled in the heart of Montana, Helena sits at the foothills of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Here, residents enjoy a region of pure natural beauty matched with an unsurpassed lifestyle. Charming and historically sophisticated, the state capital is positioned in Lewis and Clark County nestled in the hills and valleys. Helena offers the best in city living with excellent amenities; but less traffic. There is a graceful blend of the historic past of the Last Chance Gulch and historic homes area and the present progressive Great Northern area.
From gold mining of Last Chance Gulch with the original Fire Tower and sleuths boxes to St. Helena Cathedral, there are so many ways for residents and visitors alike to take a step into Helena’s colorful past. In Helena’s downtown district, several buildings and structures reveal the beautiful vintage architecture with a variety of influence from European to Victorian. Museums such as the State Historical Society Museum, the Holter Museum, and the Fort Harrison Museum house some of Helena’s most interesting and oldest artifacts.
While the past remains a solid vein in Helena, the city is well known for its more-than-stable economy. Helena’s major employers are of course governmental sources: Federal, State, County, and City institutions. Also, we have the Federal Reserve Regional Bank, Montana Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance main offices, Carroll College, and a multitude of private progressive enterprises. Newcomers will find a remarkably low unemployment rate. For the most part, commuting into the city can be done with ease. Helena has local trolley and taxi service, Rimrock Trailways Bus service, Montana Rail Link train service, and Helena Regional Airport for major airline service.
Students living in Helena attend the schools of the Helena Public School District, which consists of 17 institutions, or such private schools as St. Andrew School and Rocky Mountain Christian High School. Higher educational opportunities can be found at Carroll College, named the top private Catholic liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest, and the University of Montana—Helena College of Technology.
Helena’s unique location, amidst the Rocky Mountains and the clear waters of the Missouri River running thru, allows for a plethora of outdoor activities and fun. There is everything from walking trails including the infamous Mt. Helena walking trail, to biking, boating, skiing, climbing, rafting, fishing, etc. There is something for everyone to love. In the fall, the surrounding forests of Helena draw hunters to such wildlife as elk and deer, and some antelope, moose and bear. Wintertime fun can be had at the Great Divide Ski Resort and the Marysville area. And at anytime of the year, there is quick access to National Forests, state parks, and private campgrounds for your enjoyment. Helena will not disappoint you, no matter what your interests are.
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