Spring 2023

Believe in Better:

Coming to Helena

In addition to a long-awaited spring, Helena residents can look forward to four new projects coming to Mountain View Meadows. Although no timeline has been set for the start of construction, Mountain View Meadows finalized the sale of 20 acres to St. Peter’s Health for a future Senior Living Community. Tentative plans for the Community include independent-living cottages, assisted-living apartments, nursing home and long-term memory care along with recreational amenities and rehabilitation services. Mountain View Meadows will be completing an extension of Crossroads Parkway to state highway standards later this spring to access the future building site. To help curb a serious shortage of upscale rental housing in the Helena area, Mountain View Meadows with the help of Montana Underground Construction will begin excavation for streets, water and sewer for a new nine building apartment complex to be built between S. Alice Street and Jean Baucus at the confluence of the Crossroads Commercial neighborhood and residential neighborhoods. Housing shortages have hampered hiring professional staff at places like St. Peter’s Health and other businesses in Helena as well as the City itself. The new apartments will provide a housing alternative for contracted employees and those wanting an attractive, comfortable living community within walking distance to Mountain View Park with its full-range of recreational facilities including tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Engineering for “The Peaks” neighborhood at Mountain View Meadows is currently working through the Helena city engineering approval process with street excavation starting soon. The Peaks will bring to Helena two new housing products: acre-size view lots on city services and modest solar homes designed to reduce electric consumption. From 1,000 S.F. homes with beautiful craftsman details to 5,000+ S.F. executive-style homes, Mountain View Meadows believes every buyer deserves the best housing options to meet their budget and lifestyle choices. And for those wanting the least maintenance so they can spend their valuable time enjoying all the recreational activities Montana offers, the first single-level condo buildings in Aspen View II will be ready for move-in late summer, in plenty of time to snuggle in before the next winter coming to Helena…which we hope is far, far away!

Building a Better Community:

May the Fourth be With You

What is more exciting for kids than hands-on learning – especially when it comes to Science? Exploring the how and why something works and participating in your very own experiments thrills kids. And what better place for kids to immerse themselves in science then “ExplorationWorks” located at 995 Carousel Way in the Great Northern Town Center. ExplorartionWorks was part of Alan and Nancy Nicholson’s vision for building a better downtown Helena when developing the Great Northern Town Center. Very few cities the size of Helena can boast this kind of science facility and the types of activities available. But managing, maintaining and continuing to explore the possibilities take resources. The “May the Fourth” Fundraiser helps support the mission of the non-profit responsible. From 7:00-9:00 PM, ticket holders will enjoy a 21+ (age) Star Wars-themed evening at ExplorationWorks with fellow fans while supporting this local children’s science museum. Tickets include a special showing of a Star Wars movie, two drink tickets, snacks, Star Wars LEGO set and a costume contest with prizes. Tickets go on sale April 4 with a limit of only 50 available so mark your calendars now! For more information visit www.explorationworks.org

On Topic:

Reducing Energy Consumption

Keeping warm during this year’s long winter has stressed already tight budgets. The burden of high inflation that, like winter, doesn’t seem to want to go away, plays on our pocket books. That leaves many of us looking for new ways to save money. Reducing energy consumption seems like a reasonable place to start.

The U.S. Department of Energy points out the best reasons to reduce energy use in your home: “it saves you money, increases our energy security, and reduces the pollution that is emitted from non-renewable sources of energy.”


If you are planning to install a small renewable energy source such as a solar electric system, The Dept. of Energy says reducing your electricity load is the first step because it allows you to purchase a smaller and less expensive system. The national average electricity consumption is about 1000 kWh/month. The Department of Energy suggests the following ways you can reduce electricity use in your home:


  • Appliances and electronics: Use energy-efficient products and operate them efficiently. Use an advanced power strip to reduce "vampire loads"--electricity that is wasted when electronics are not in use.
  • Lighting: Use energy-efficient products, operate them efficiently, and incorporate more daylight into your home using energy-efficient windows.
  • Electric space heating and cooling: Equip your home with energy-efficient electric systems and operate them efficiently. Incorporate passive solar design concepts into your home, which include using energy-efficient windows. Properly insulate and air seal your home.
  • Electric water heating: Install an Energy Star heat pump water heater and operate it efficiently. 
  • Reduce your “always-on” appliances: If your home has a smart meter and you can see your hourly consumption, then examine your consumption at 3AM. It should be significantly less than your use at 7pm. If it isn’t then you might have “vampire loads.” Look for electronics that you don’t use (like DVRs!) or can switch off, or perhaps get rid of that extra refrigerator.

Some utility companies are introducing programs that encourage their customers to use electricity during off-peak hours. The programs pass on the savings to you through rebates or reduced electricity rates. Smart meters and home energy management systems allow customers to program how and when their home uses energy such as running your dishwasher late in the evening during off-peak hours. Companies that offer time-based rates can save you money and are very attractive to owners of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles since typically these vehicles are recharged at night.

Benefits and Updates:

1. ANNUAL HOA MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 25:  It’s that time of year again. All members of the Mountain View Meadows HOA -- which includes both single-family homeowners and condo homeowners -- are encouraged to attend the annual meeting. Visit with neighbors, check out the rough draft of the design for the new Milo Rose Park in the Uplands neighborhood, hear about ongoing and planned development and voice your opinion on all things related to your community. The meeting will be held downstairs in the lower-level banquet hall at the Ramada (formerly Jorgenson’s), 1714 11th Ave. Social and sign-in begins at 6:30 PM with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM. Enjoy light refreshments and door prizes along with the presentation of this year’s Neighbor of the Year Award. The annual budget and meeting agenda will be emailed to homeowners before April 25th and will be available at the MVM office.


2.  CONDO ANNUAL HOA MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 9: Condo owners are encouraged to attend the Condo Annual HOA Meeting to discuss all things related specifically to condo neighborhoods at Mountain View Meadows. This is a great time to ask questions and share your thoughts. The meeting will be held downstairs in the lower-level banquet hall at the Ramada (formerly Jorgenson’s), 1714 11th Ave. Social and sign-in begins at 6:30 PM with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM. The annual budget and meeting agenda will be emailed to condo owners before May 9th and will be available at the MVM office. And yes, there will be light refreshments and door prizes for condo owners, too!

3.  ANNUAL CITY DUMP PASSES: Did you know that all homeowners in the city of Helena get an annual city dump pass? If you’ve purchased a new or used home, take your closing paperwork and a photo I.D. to the transfer station. The dump pass is free with your taxes but with new construction you will need to pay a pro-rated upfront fee for your first year, then it is included in your taxes thereafter. This allows you to take up to 3,000 lbs of trash to the transfer station each year… just in time for spring cleaning!

4.  CURBSIDE RECYCLING: Want to reduce the waste going into the land fill? Curbside recycling is available to all city residents. To check rates and schedule recycling, contact Helena Recycling LLC at 406-457-2437.  

New Homes For Sale:
Plans to Build and Build to Suit

Pricing for new single-family homes and condos at Mountain View Meadows if not shown may be available upon request. Not all available homes and condos are included below. To learn more about your favorite home or for a complete list of plans under construction call the Mountain View Meadows Sales and Information Center at 406-449-0800 for an appointment or stop by our office anytime during regular business hours. And remember, realtors are always welcome!

Homes at Mountain View Meadows

2818 Jeannette Rankin: "The Prospector". Talk about room! 2200 SF AND a 3-bay garage -- what a way to live! From the downstairs great room to the upstairs family room, this home has it all. Ready to tour, come see for yourself why you will want to call this beautiful Sierra Custom Home located right across from Mountain View Park your very own home. Priced at $539,900, contact Dawn Purvis today at 406-439-6380 for a tour.

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2685 Adam Run: “Generation 2 Pioneer”. Our popular “Pioneer” is now available with a larger owners’ suite in a 2-bedroom layout. Just shy of 1300 SF, the new floorplan is designed for those of you needing less square footage but wanting personal comfort. The Generation 2 Pioneer offers affordable upscale living featuring granite countertops, soft-close cabinets, walk-in tiled shower, full-scale laundry room and an attached 2-car garage. For additional information, stop by the Mountain View Meadows office at 431 S. Alice St. or call 406-431-7680.  

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2842 Travis Ave: "The Trader". A Weatherall Builders’ favorite for design, size and price. Under construction but moving right along… so don’t delay in calling today for a tour. This two-story 3BD/2.5BA home features granite countertops, laminate floors, tiled walk-in shower in the owner’s suite, soft-close cabinets, walk-in pantry and an attached 2-car garage. With just under 1500 SF and priced at only $395,000, you won’t want to miss out on this beautiful new home ready for move in this July, you’ll have time to settle in and enjoy the summer. Call Rebecca at 406-431-7680 for more details or to schedule a tour.

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2834 Jeannette Rankin: "The Marshall". Come see for yourself this brand-new 1858 SF single-level home plan located directly across from Mountain View Park. Choose this for your new home and you'll find yourself relaxing on your front porch, grilling on your rear patio or hanging out next to your fireplace in the gathering room just off the front entry. Now is the time to explore the possibilities for owning this 3BD/2BA home complete with all the bells and whistles that come with a Sierra Custom Home. For additional information call Rebecca at 406-431-7680. Pricing available.

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2874 Jeannette Rankin: "The Sierra Pioneer". Bigger than the original, this Sierra Pioneer boasts 1476 SF of gracious living with its granite countertops, fireplace, huge owners’ bedroom and tall tray ceilings. Located just steps from Mountain View Park, the 3BD/2BA Sierra Pioneer can be toured by calling the MVM office at 406-449-0800. Priced at $410,000, this beautiful Sierra Custom Home won’t last long so stake your claim today!

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2830 Jeannette Rankin: "The Trailblazer". Check out this beautiful, new 1800 SF Sierra Custom Homes floorplan! Featuring an inviting front porch, fireplace, granite, walk-in pantry, walk-in closets, tray ceilings, and an attached 2-car garage, this 3BD/2BA home will wow you with style. If you love living close to a 5.2 acre park with a dog park, tennis, basketball, playground and other great amenities, you’ll want to make your move now. A private tour of this home is available by contacting Danielle at the MVM office, 406-461-9748.

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2806 Travis Ave: "The Barrister". With 4 beds and 3 baths, this 1807 SF home will provide you with a room for every need. With framing up, it won’t be long till you can get an inside look at this new Sierra Custom Home under construction just one block from Mountain View Park. Pricing will be available soon but don’t wait to stop by the Mountain View Meadows office at 431 S. Alice Street to get additional information on the location of this 2-story home with its 4th main floor bedroom perfect for a mother-in-law suite or private office.

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2820 Alyson Rain: "The Mayor". Want unobstructed mountain views? Then get your foot in the front door of this brand new Sierra Custom Home just getting underway. Can’t guarantee it, but if you hurry in, you might still get to pick your interior finishes! With 1801 SF, you’ll find all the room you need to stretch out in your great room with gorgeous views, keeping cozy and warm next to your fireplace. And when the weather warms, you’ll bask in the views from your rear deck. Serious enquiries can be made to Dawn Purvis at 406-439-6380.

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2816 Alyson Rain: “The Getaway”. With nearly 2500 finished SF, this 4BD/3.5 Bath home with unobstructed mountain views and breathtaking views of Helena and the north valley is ready for move-in! The Getaway comes with upscale finishes throughout and special features from a covered balcony off the main floor and a patio off the fully-finished walk-out basement to vaulted ceilings and a fireplace in the great room. In the kitchen you’ll find a raised breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and walk-in pantry. You’ll love all the closet and storage space and find plenty of room for your tools in the oversized 2-car garage. With this much square footage, amazing views and upscale finishes, The Getaway will win you over on your first tour. Call Anna Havranek at 406-438-1141 for more details. $599,900. MLS# 2214854.

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2806 Jeannette Rankin: "The Miner". One of the most beautiful house plans in the Craftsman Village neighborhood could be yours! Featuring a wrap around porch and architectural dormers, this 1800 SF 3BD/2BA home located directly across the street from Mountain View Park will wow you with its upscale details and finishes. The 300 SF bonus room above the spacious 2-car garage provides a special private area for your office, home hobby, or TV room for the kids. Pricing is available by calling Dawn Purvis at 406-439-6380.  

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2812 Jeannette Rankin: "The Merchant". At 1801 SF, this 3BD/2BA home may be the perfect size for you! Expect the best when you purchase a Sierra Custom Home from their upscale finishes to their detailed craftsmanship. If you’re thinking about buying, check out the location of this new plan being built across from Mountain View Park by contacting Rebecca at 406-431-7680 or Danielle at 406-461-9748.

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395 Elouise Cobell: "The Bannock XL". Work from home in your dedicated main floor office! Got big toys you need to store? You’ll find all the room you need in your spacious 3-bay garage. Like big bedrooms and a family-size laundry room? How about an 8’ x 20’ covered outdoor living space for BBQ nights and private gatherings with friends? Then check out the upscaled Bannock XL. With its great upstairs views, awesome location and 1873 SF of comfort and convenience you’ll fall in love at first sight. Pricing available by calling Rebecca at 406-431-7680. 

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2887 Alpine View Loop: Custom at its best in upscale Aspen Park. Every home built by Sierra Custom Homes is built for quality and comfort. Aspen Park homes take it one step further with their concrete tile roofs, natural timber features and stone accents. Need a dedicated office? This home has it. Want a bigger garage? Will a tandem 3-bay garage work for you? What about a covered rear porch in back with a huge patio? I bet a fireplace in the great room would be awesome, too. Talk to Dawn today and she will tell you how you can capture this nearly 2200 SF custom home for yourself. 406-439-6380.

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2830 Travis Ave: The “Arrow Prairie”. Introducing McCall Homes 2-story Arrow Prairie with a huge first floor living space and 17’ x 14’6” upstairs family room. This 3BD/2.5 BA 2,116 SF home provides all the room you need to spread out and do your own thing. At less than $227 per SF, you’ll love the lifestyle affordability with close proximity to Mountain View Park and the paved Fun & Fitness Trail along with all the conveniences of City of Helena services. Stop by the Mountain View Meadows office at 431 S. Alice St. for a tour or check out MLS# 2215296 for additional information. $479,900.

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Condos at Mountain View Meadows

2880 & 2882 Aspen View Loop: 1285 SF Condos back by exceptionally popular demand, our first 2BD/2BA 1285 SF condos in 2023 are underway just for you! Vaulted great room and owner’s bedroom, walk-in tiled shower, double vanity, pantry, soft-close cabinets, an attached 2-car garage, covered front porch with views and covered rear outdoor living space -- you name it -- this condo has everything you need to live a comfortable and worry-free lifestyle! Low monthly condo dues take care of exterior and landscape maintenance and sidewalk snow removal. Pricing will be available soon but don’t let that stop you from calling. We’re here to answer your questions and show you why so many people are choosing a new single-level condo at Mountain View Meadows. Call Rebecca at 406-431-7680.

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2915 & 2917 Vista View: Two 1334 SF Single-level condos under construction priced just under $400K. Call Rebecca at 406-431-7680 for details.

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2927 Aspen View Loop: Another of our exceptionally popular 1464 SF Condo plans is ready for move-in. This 3BD/2BA or 2BD/2BA with office/flex room fits the needs of many buyers and it just might be right for you, too. Check out the upscale finishes you are sure to love in this single-level Weatherall condo. Call Anna Havranek at 406-438-1141 for more details or stop by the MVM office for a private tour. Priced at $399,900.

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2927 Vista View: One of two 1687 SF 3BED/2BA single-level condos available for move-in late summer…the other is already sold! Priced at $469,900, this beautifully designed 3BD/2BA floorplan offers the feel of a single-family home with the convenience of a condo lifestyle. Along with all the fine finishes you expect from a Weatherall-built condo, this home comes with easy access to paved trails and open spaces. Framing recently started but don’t wait to learn more about this upscale, spacious condo by calling Rebecca at 406-431-7680.

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2932 Aspen View Loop: 1845 SF Single-level Condo. Yeah, it’s that big and so are the views! This luxury 3BD/2BA condo features vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, beautiful laminate flooring, tiled baths and laundry, walk-in tiled shower, walk-in pantry, soft-close cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a dedicated dining space and an attached 2-car garage -- Everything you need to enjoy a comfortable, convenient lifestyle! Stop by the office at 431 S. Alice Street or call Anna Havranek at 406-438-1141 for a tour today. Priced at $494,900.

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Aspen Park at Mountain View Meadows
ASPEN PARK: Now is the time to take a drive through beautiful Aspen Park at Mountain View Meadows to see for yourself if this upscale neighborhood is right for you. Homes in Aspen Park typically range from 2,000 SF to 5,000 SF with custom details inside and out. Stop by the office at 431 S. Alice Street to discuss the lots and your ideas. We're here to assist you in whatever way possible to ensure a smooth and rewarding experience. Contact Mark at 406-449-0800 or email info@mvmeadows.com for additional information.

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The Best in Our


Your Neighbor

of the Year Nominees

They’re in! When we requested your nominations for the Neighbor of the Year Award, you sent some of the best yet. To find out who won, be sure to attend the annual HOA meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 at the Ramada (formerly Jorgenson’s). And now your nominees and why they were nominated: RONI & GRIFF GRIFFITH – “He shovels my driveway and sidewalk when I am out of town… to keep it safe for the neighbors. He also shovels another neighbor who is only there part-time.” And, “Roni brought over a beautiful bottle of Brut to celebrate our new home…instantly made us feel welcome…We woke up to find our driveways and walks shoveled and cleared…They brought us our mail when it was misdelivered and brought us homemade goods for Christmas.” GRAHAM KILGARIFF – “Graham sometimes beats Griffith to it (shoveling). I have the best neighbors.” JERRY & TONI GUAY – “Jerry faithfully cleared snow for multiple neighbors…He even cleared driveways and paths up to each of our front doors. Jerry can always be counted on whenever you need a helping hand.” And... "Jerry is always helping his neighbors…first to shovel, climb a ladder, whatever anyone asks of him.” … All that plus “I’m a single mom, Jerry & Toni have helped out on multiple occasions…checking on our cat when I am out for military duties…Toni will come over to watch (my daughter) so I can make an early morning run to the grocery store.” Jerry and Toni also donated a “Little Free Library” to The Uplands neighborhood. TOM CLEMONS – “…Has taken (my daughter) to school for me. He regularly checks on us.” DAN ADAMSON – “Dan shoveled not only my sidewalks but several others and sometimes the entire block on several occasions…He has mowed my lawn, fertilized it, and trimmed it and is very humble about it.” And “He mow’s his neighbor’s yard…loans us his power washer…” And, “Dan is always helping his neighbors…Dan is the best neighbor I’ve ever had.” KEN & MARYANN CASE – “They are always happy to help everyone…shoveling snow, bringing in garbage bins, watching neighbors’ houses when they are gone…They are amazing neighbors!” STEVE HEIM – “…helps every year with Halloween (Haunted Park) set up, handing out candy, and tear down…never complains. Always ready to help.”

To all of you who were nominated for this year’s award, Congratulations! Being a good neighbor is the best gift you can give those who live next door… or down the street… or anywhere in your neighborhood. You all deserve the recognition of “Best Neighbor of the Year.”

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Jeff & Tracy Ullrey

Are ecstatic with their beautiful custom built home that boasts amazing views.

Lisa Hudson

Is thrilled with the opportunity to make her new home her own.

Christine Emerson

Is delighted with her cozy single-story Aspen View condo.

Timothy Strozzi & Lori Ryan

Are loving their upscale

home in the Aspen Park neighborhood.

Raul Banuel Lescas

Is enjoying his brand new home across from Mountain View Park with his family.

Stephanie Beckert

Has recently closed on her wonderfully laid out tri-level home by Weatherall Builders.

Toby & Jessica Erickson

Have moved in to their gorgeous Pioneer built by Sierra Custom Homes.

Jordan Seder &

Christine Chelini

Can't wait to pick up the keys to their stunning first home!

Congratulations! And Welcome
to the Neighborhood!

Fun & Fitness

Warm and Close to the Trail

Every time you think it’s safe to go outside to enjoy your favorite fun & fitness activities, along comes another arctic blast or atmospheric river filled with rain and snow. Not bad for snow boarders! But if you don’t do traditional winter outdoor sports, while you are waiting for spring to set in, you may want to check out the indoor activities at the Giant Adventure Park next to the Sleeping Giant bowling alley. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from Mountain View Meadows and accessible by following the Fun & Fitness Trail to the paved trail system that can take you all the way to downtown Helena.

As one of the newest indoor recreational facilities in Helena, the Flying Giant Adventure Park offers “something for everyone!” according to its website at www.sleepinggiantparks.com. Inside you’ll find climbing walls, trampolines and the “Giant’s Castle,” a soft play area for kids 6 and under. Teens and adults may like the $19.95 Friday & Saturday night Cosmic Special where you can jump and climb your way to fun and fitness under black lights. Sounds like a great place for a date.

Baseball and softball season really is just around the corner. This may be a good time to hone your batting skills in the batting cages at the Adventure Park. The Park offers season passes to the cages that allow you as many tokens as you can use. But you may want to call now as season passes to the batting cages are limited.


Mark & Rebecca

Unfinished Business

This week is bringing the first real glimpses of spring. Melting snow should open the way to get out and pick up some of that winter debris that got buried in those early storms. I think some of you are anxious to get started around your own homes. I know I am. At our house, we have a snow sled, a tricycle and a watering can stuck to the ground since before Thanksgiving. The branches from a bush Mark trimmed back in October have remained mostly buried under a three-foot snow bank that has stubbornly refused to melt. And then, of course, there are the pine cones scattered under the snow from dragging our Christmas Tree to the front door. And then there is my poor little red car I drive in the summer to save gas. It never made it to the shop for the winter, unable to drive it on snow and ice. Along with unfinished business at home postponed due to weather, there are a few jobs to get finished at Mountain View Meadows once the ground finally thaws. But work never stops and as we look forward to spring, we’re all anxious to get started on old business while keeping up with the new.

Unfinished Business

Trimming Day-lilies Cut Short

Uplands Sign

Waiting for Letters

Peace Park

First Up This Spring

Condo Courtyard Concrete Stairs & Sidewalks

At 26 years old, don't I deserve a warm roof over my head?

New Business

Make Way for The Peaks!

Lookin' South from The Peaks

A North View from The Peaks

Ready for a fill-up?

Here it comes!

There it goes!

Laying the Ground Work

Foundation going in!

Condo Walls Going Up

Getting a Head Start on Saving Energy