House hunting in Montana has kind of become a crap shoot. If you find anything under $500k in the Gallatin County, it lasts maybe a week if you are lucky. As you travel outside of some of the more populated counties, you will find more affordable options.

If you are on the hunt for a home that is one of a kind, has history in it's walls, and tells a story from long ago, then you need to check out one particular Montana county.

Which Montana county has the most prewar homes?

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Silver Bow County

Prewar homes, built between 1890 and 1940, before WWII, were typically built with high ceilings, arched doorways and nickel-plated features.

Butte, or "Butte America", is the heart and sole of Silver Bow County. There are over 5400 prewar homes in Silver Bow County. In the late 1800's, people started flocking to Butte and Silver Bow County due to the discovery of copper, gold, and silver. By the early 1900's, the county's growth was increasing due to the success of mining and the advancing railroad.


Today, Butte is known not only know for it's historic past, but it is also home to the world's oldest Chinese restaurant.

Popular movies and tv shows have been filmed in Butte, such as 1923, a spinoff of the popular series 'Yellowstone', and Father Stu, starring Mark Wahlberg. Home to one of the largest St. Patty's Day parades, Butte is not only beautiful and full of great stories, but it is also affordable.

If you have always wanted to live in an 'old' home, then Butte, MT should definitely be put on your list of options.

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