Photography by Montana Panoramic Images © Craig Hergert 2008
The backdrop for many movies and books, the spectacular setting of Livingston and its neighboring environs is truly worthy of the name “Paradise Valley”. Surrounded by the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area and the Gallatin and Crazy Mountains, Livingston inspires artist-residents and vacationers with panoramic views in every direction. The pristine Yellowstone River flows from its headwaters deep within Yellowstone National Park right through town. With the original and only year-round entrance to Yellowstone National Park in its backyard, Livingston is a historic gateway to the nation’s first National Park.
The character of Livingston is still evolving although the past is very present. Early Yellowstone River basin wanderers included the Crow Indians and Lewis and Clark’s expedition. Trappers also inhabited the area actively seeking their fortune in beaver pelts. In 1863, gold was discovered in Emigrant Gulch. A year later, John Bozeman opened a new road that passed through Livingston which shortened the distance between Fort Laramie and Western Montana gold towns by several hundred miles.
The Northern Pacific Railway influenced Livingston’s inception and location in 1882 when they planned a service stop for trains ascending the Bozeman Pass. Livingston, originally named Clark City, was renamed after a Northern Pacific executive. In 1887, Park County (Livingston is the county seat) was created by Montana’s territorial legislature; the name a reference to Yellowstone National Park. Read more about Livingston HERE!
Investing in Livingston, Montana Real Estate is an investment in a lifestyle as well as in an outstanding community. There is much to be passionate about in the Paradise Valley. From the arts culture to the diversity of outdoor activities, Livingston blends the beauty of Hollywood-ready scenery with a town rich in experiences. Enjoy browsing Livingston homes, ranches, condominiums or land available for sale. This quaint town and the surrounding areas have plenty to offer, but locating and understanding all of this information can be overwhelming. Please contact Sue Frye Real Estate to learn more about the communities of Livingston, Clyde Park, and the Shields Valley.
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