New resort communities in Montana and Oregon bring adventure to your backdoor

With summer approaching, people everywhere will soon return to the vast bounty of the lakes, rivers, and mountains of the United States to partake in the adventure and thrill of outdoor recreation.

As buyers continue to gravitate towards real estate that promotes an outdoor lifestyle and natural serenity, smaller towns in less densely populated states are seeing an influx of new residents.

In 2021, Montana‘s population grew by 1.7%, not counting part-time residents, the second highest growth percentage in the nation.

The increase has put a strain on the supply and therefore creates interesting opportunities for new developments.

Enjoy the summer with world-class recreation in these two new residential communities.

Whitefish River Run in Whitefish, Montana

The first phase of the Whitefish River Run luxury waterfront community in Whitefish, Montana is scheduled for completion in 2022 with the completion of four residences built along the Whitefish River.

The riverside reception site will consist of four structures totaling eight units, two of which are already under contract.

The homes available will feature four-bedroom, four-bathroom floor plans over three stories, covering approximately 2,800 square feet. Designs will feature modern cabin styling with an emphasis on natural materials and tones.

Built by Mindful Designs, a Montana-based contracting company that practices responsible building, the development will feature eco-friendly efforts like using sustainable materials, reducing waste, and a climate-friendly garage. electric vehicles.

Residents will have direct access to the river and a private dock for launching kayaks, canoes or paddle boards. A mile downstream is the mouth of Whitefish Lake, where recreational opportunities like fishing, swimming, and water skiing are widely available.

Conveniently located, the Whitefish River Run is within walking distance of some of Whitefish’s most popular natural sites, including City Beach, the Whitefish Trail System and Whitefish Lake State Park.

Other notable destinations such as Whitefish Mountain Resort, Glacier National Park and Glacier International Airport are all a short drive away.

Available units start in the $2 million range.

Tanager in Bend, Oregon

Known for an abundance of recreational opportunities from world-class mountain biking to rafting to golf, central Oregon is now home to its first and only luxury waterfront community, Tanager.

Designed for outdoor activities and recreation, the 182-acre gated development features three water features: a 2,100-foot-long waterski/wake lake with two spinning islands, a nine-acre non-motorized lake and nearly three-quarters of a mile of Tumalo Creek frontage.

In addition to water recreation, the gated community is also home to 117 acres of common space for recreational facilities, walking and biking trails, and open spaces.

The rest of the area is reserved for 21 reception sites ranging from 1.32 to 10 acres. Each host site is located on one of Tangara’s three available waterfronts.

According to CC&R and architectural guidelines, the covered area, including indoor living space and covered patio outdoor living space, must be at least 3,000 square feet, not including garages. Owners are encouraged to use their own builders and designers for further customization.

Adjacent to the popular west side of Bend, Oregon, residents can enjoy a sense of seclusion and privacy while having easy access to one of Oregon’s major cities.

The first phase is now available and offers lots over 2 acres starting at $1.4 million.


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