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Prescott Ranch is brought to you from a family-owned company with over seven decades of experience. The value and dedication that Bates Homes brings blends high-end amenities and a budget that fits your lifestyle. Our community will have 5 parks and will be adjacent to a new Belgrade School.

Five Benefits of a Newly Built Home
Jul 01, 2021

You may have already started your home search or just thinking about it, in either case be sure to look at new home neighborhoods in Belgrade, Montana. Here there are many new home communities being built every year. These...

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6 Home Gardening Trends for 2021
Jun 15, 2021

Gardening continues to grow in popularity in 2021 as people find joy and pleasure in spending time at home. A well-tended flower garden can add aesthetic beauty to any backyard living space. Homegrown vegetables can spice up home-cooked meals...

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New Local Businesses in the Belgrade Area
May 26, 2021

As one of the fastest growing cities in Montana, Belgrade has plenty to offer anyone with a thriving lifestyle. And with new businesses opening all the time, the options for dining, drinks and shopping will only continue to expand...

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Homebuying in Southwest Montana: What You Need to Know
May 12, 2021

There are plenty of appealing reasons to move to the Treasure State – from the unmatched quality of life to the beautiful views and beyond – and there is much to love about the mountains and valleys of Southwest Montana. ...

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle in Montana
Apr 27, 2021

  With hundreds of miles of wild rivers, beckoning mountain ranges full of hiking trails and ski slopes, and plenty of fresh ingredients right in your backyard, Montana makes it simple to live a healthy lifestyle. Here's why it’s...

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5 Best Breakfast and Cafe Spots in Belgrade
Apr 13, 2021

  There's no arguing that the Gallatin Valley has a mean breakfast game. Brunching on a Sunday is something of a sport in this area, similar to the likes of New York City (only it’s a lot easier to...

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Buyers Benefit from the Bates Homes’ “Buyer’s Experience” at Prescott Ranch
Mar 30, 2021

Buying a new home presents excitement, curiosity, and a little anxiety. With Bates Homes, all buyers are in good hands. The Bates Homes’ Buyer’s Experience has evolved over time to create a homebuying journey that is efficient, transparent, and...

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The Inspiration Behind the Morgan Series
Mar 16, 2021

  When the Bates Homes team tapped into the genius minds of their architects and designers a unique synergy emerged, and the Morgan Series was born. This opportunity to create cozy, comfortable, and inviting homes while still adhering to...

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5 Best Snowshoe Trails Around Belgrade, MT
Mar 03, 2021

When it comes to winter in Belgrade, there’s no rule written that you have to stay cooped up in your house for a fourth of the year if you don’t want to (but if you do, more on how...

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What Locals Are Saying About Prescott Ranch
Feb 16, 2021

We believe that loving where you live means loving both your home as well as your community. Nestled in the Gallatin Valley with sweeping Bridger views, Prescott Ranch’s innovative home designs and community-centric development offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to those...

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4 Ski Destinations Within a Few Hours of Belgrade
Feb 02, 2021

We've talked before about the many perks of settling in Belgrade. There is a reason this little town has proven to be incredibly popular with locals and those coming from out-of-town. Belgrade residents enjoy all the perks that await...

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Wildlife Viewing in Belgrade's Back Yard
Jan 19, 2021

We all know there are enough sights to see in Montana that someone could live here for years and still have a massive bucket list. While we’ve gone over some of the best ways to view the landscape, today...

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The Perfect Home for Belgrade's Winter Season
Jan 05, 2021

We believe that when it comes to homeownership, you should love where you live. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or approving the design plans on your dream home, creating a home you love is something truly special. This was...

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Plan Profile: Appaloosa - Plan 4
Dec 29, 2020

To live in Prescott Ranch is to live in luxury, and you can do it bigger in the largest home of our Appaloosa series: Plan 4. This home sits on a 6,000-square-foot lot with a floor plan of up...

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Plan Profile: Morgan - Plan 4
Dec 22, 2020

Plan 4 of our Morgan 3000 series at Prescott Ranch is the largest of our townhome-style residences, bringing stellar views and tons of space within a relatively small footprint. Our Morgan series homes, which are detached townhomes that offer...

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Holiday Happenings in the Gallatin Valley for 2020
Dec 15, 2020

  The holiday season anywhere is a special time, but something about holidays in Bozeman and Belgrade is truly magical. All of the small wonders that knit our community together in their own unique way are magnified by the...

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Plan Profile: Appaloosa - Plan 3
Dec 01, 2020

  Plan 3 of our Appaloosa series is all about options. One of the more versatile floorplans at Prescott Ranch, this home is perfect for the family who wants the ability to customize its layout to fit their lifestyle...

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Plan Profile: Morgan - Plan 3
Nov 24, 2020

  If you’re looking for a home where everyone can have their own private area, and a space where everyone can come together, the Morgan Plan 3 at Prescott Ranch is the home for you. Located in the growing...

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Scenic Drives Just Outside of Belgrade
Nov 17, 2020

  It's no secret that Montana is home to some of the most beautiful views the country has to offer, especially here in the valley where we live. While other parts of the state offer sweeping views of endless...

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Plan Profile: Appaloosa - Plan 2
Nov 10, 2020

  If you're looking for a well-laid-out, single-story home that's maintenance-free, look no further than Plan 2 of our Appaloosa series at Prescott Ranch. This home gives you immense value for the amount of space, with three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and...

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Plan Profile: Morgan - Plan 2
Nov 04, 2020

  At Prescott Ranch, we have homes to fit each unique lifestyle, family size, and budget. One example is the Morgan Plan 2, which is perfect for someone who doesn't want a huge amount of space or upkeep but loves...

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Reasons That Families Love Living in Belgrade
Oct 27, 2020

  Anyone who has visited Montana for even the shortest amount of time can tell you there's something especially magical about this state. "Like stepping back in time" is a phrase that's often thrown around. And it's true. There...

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Plan Profile: Appaloosa - Plan 1
Oct 20, 2020

  Families looking for a home with everything they need on one floor will love our Plan 1 of the Appaloosa series. Each home in this series is built on a minimum of a 6,000-square-foot lot at Prescott Ranch...

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Plan Profile: Morgan - Plan 1
Oct 13, 2020

  If you're looking to buy your first home, or move into a smaller space that requires less cleaning and upkeep, then the Morgan Plan 1 might be your dream home....

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Buck Fever is Here: Tips for Hunting Around Belgrade, MT
Oct 06, 2020

It's a brisk morning. The sun is taking its time coming up, there's a slight bite in the air that seems to have settled in overnight, and it leaves have begun to turn the soft shade of yellow. The...

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All About the Amenities in Prescott Ranch's Appaloosa Homes
Sep 29, 2020

  As the name suggests, our Appaloosa series homes are built on a minimum of 6,000-square-foot lots in Belgrade's newest neighborhood community, Prescott Ranch. With four floorplans to choose from, there's a concept for every lifestyle in this line-up...

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Five Best Day Trips from Belgrade, MT
Sep 22, 2020

 While there are endless things to do within the Belgrade and Bozeman area, from mom and pop coffee shops, to boutiques, to getting outdoors, there’s something to be said for taking the occasional trip out of town. And while...

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Five New Parks and an Elementary School Coming to Prescott Ranch
Sep 15, 2020

  Prescott Ranch was designed with families in mind, and it’s about to get even more family-friendly in the coming years. With five new parks planned within Belgrade’s latest subdivision, and a new elementary school being constructed next door, Prescott Ranch...

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Celebrate with Prescott Ranch at Ribbon Cutting and September Social Events
Sep 08, 2020

  Belgrade, MT, September 8, 2020 – This September, the greater Belgrade community will come together to celebrate the enormous progress at Prescott Ranch and its impact on the Gallatin Valley. Belgrade’s newest neighborhood provides much-needed housing to this...

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5 Hikes Within an Hour of Prescott Ranch
Sep 02, 2020

  Whether you were born and raised here or have wandered to Bozeman only to find yourself captivated enough to stay, a major draw to the town has always been its outdoor opportunities. And with snowfall spanning anywhere from...

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Best Summer River Floats
Aug 25, 2020

  The arrival of summer in Belgrade means it's river time, and with so many stretches of water all around, you have miles of options to help you cool off when summer temperatures climb. You can tube your way...

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6 Local Montana Artists to Feature in your Home
Aug 18, 2020

  Whether you're looking to fill blank walls on a new house or simply wanting to up your art game, looking to local artists can be a great way to start. When you choose local art, you make a...

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Prescott Ranch: More Bang for Your Buck
Aug 11, 2020

  When you purchase a home at Prescott Ranch, you receive far more than just a house. Each property in the neighborhood enjoys those little extras that really make your style, life, and self-expression resonate. And for the money...

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Belgrade is Hot Right Now…
Aug 04, 2020

  As one of Montana's fastest-growing cities, Belgrade is the place to bring your family and watch them flourish under the Big Sky. And since this town is booming, that means that development is hot right now. There's a...

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Why Prescott Ranch Is Worth the Drive out to Belgrade
Jul 28, 2020

  Belgrade vs. Bozeman can seem like the battle of the Gallatin Valley. But living in Prescott Ranch is easily worth the drive to Belgrade, as you really get the best of both towns. Here are just a few...

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Prescott Ranch Brings Something New for the Gallatin Valley
Jul 21, 2020

There's a new kid on the block in the Gallatin Valley home scene, and it looks a little different than anything the area has ever seen. We want to introduce you to the Morgan homes at Prescott Ranch, an...

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Why Summer in the Gallatin Valley Is So Good
Jul 07, 2020

There's a reason why so many snowbirds call our corner of Montana home during the summer months. Sure, winter is a skier or boarder's paradise, and you won't get sick of scenic snowshoeing or winter theater productions. But summer...

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Prescott Ranch is Premier Belgrade Living
Jun 30, 2020

A home in the Prescott Ranch neighborhood is not your average spec home with your average amenities. It's luxury living with a much more reasonable price tag. It's all the benefits of prime location, without the hassle of Bozeman...

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Montana Style: Decorating Your New Home in the Gallatin Valley
Jun 23, 2020

  For some, decorating a new space is the best part of the process. Others would rather just skip over the whole procedure and get straight to living in their new home, with no move-in and decoration required. No...

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The Realities of Living in Belgrade
Jun 16, 2020

  Belgrade, Montana, is in a central spot in the Gallatin Valley, located just minutes from Bozeman and close to plenty of outdoor recreation. But what is it actually like to live in Belgrade? Here’s what you should have...

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Prescott Ranch Model Home Preview Weekend
Jun 09, 2020

  Join us at Prescott Ranch for our special Preview Weekend, coming up on June 27 and 28. Take an up-close look at our Morgan 3000 homes, the Prescott Ranch residences with the smallest footprint, and an abundance of...

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Belgrade's Best Breweries
Jun 02, 2020

  Beer lovers, rejoice! Belgrade, Montana, is the place for craft brews, with three breweries nearby (not to mention all of the spots in Bozeman). Montana has a long brewing history, dating back to the early days of settlers...

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Live Maintenance-free in Prescott Ranch Morgan Homes
May 27, 2020

The Morgan homes at Prescott Ranch offer up a lot of benefits in such a slim lot size (3000 square feet, to be exact). You can find plenty to be excited about in any home at Prescott Ranch, from...

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5 Places to Eat in Belgrade
May 19, 2020

  In Belgrade, you’ll find all of life’s essentials: groceries, hardware, sundries, community... and, of course, dining. Sure, you can always make your way to Bozeman to have even more dining options, but some nights it’s nice to stay...

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Energy Efficiency in Prescott Ranch Houses
May 12, 2020

Prescott Ranch homes have energy efficiency in mind through every stage of the design process, all the way up to the final product. How does that benefit you as a homebuyer? Of course, energy efficiency is always an excellent...

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Spots to Fly Fish Around Belgrade
May 05, 2020

  With about 169,829 miles of river in Montana (and 388 of those classified as wild and scenic), it’s no wonder that this state is a paradise for fly fishing. And with 332 public, state-run fishing access sites, there’s...

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It's All About the Upgrades
Apr 28, 2020

At Prescott Ranch, we try to avoid the word "standard" as much as possible. For one thing, in design and construction, the homes in this neighborhood are anything but standard. For another, most of the fine features included in...

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Prescott Ranch Neighborhood School
Apr 21, 2020

Big changes are coming to Belgrade, and it looks like they’re going to mean lots of smiles for elementary school students. In the last few weeks, the Belgrade school district broke ground on a new elementary school that has...

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Things to Do with the Family around Prescott Ranch
Apr 14, 2020

  The location of Prescott Ranch within the Gallatin Valley makes it ideal for spending quality time with family. You'll find plenty to do, with endless adventures hiding in every mountain range and down every river. Whether you've got...

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What Distinguishes a Prescott Ranch Home From Other Builders in Bozeman and Belgrade
Apr 07, 2020

Prescott Ranch is a unique kind of neighborhood. In this development, it’s all about finding your dream home, with a focus on effortless design and ultimate luxury for an affordable price. How do they do it? Builder and developer...

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Enjoying Island Life: Granite, Quartz, or Marble?
Mar 31, 2020

Island living is a magical thing—and we’re not just talking about palm trees and margaritas here. We’re referencing the centerpiece of your kitchen, that last bastion of ample counter space and breakfasting convenience: the kitchen island. When you’re considering...

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Make Belgrade Your New Home
Mar 24, 2020

Belgrade, Montana, is a town of fewer than 10,000 residents located at the center of the Gallatin Valley. Between the location, the price point, and the access to the outdoors, Belgrade has a little bit of everything to offer. ...

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Why You Should Move to Montana
Mar 17, 2020

Montana may be known as the last best place, but you could just as easily simplify that and call it paradise. A spot this spectacular is worth sharing, and while there are a variety of reasons that make big...

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The Story of Bates Homes
Mar 10, 2020

As a family-owned and operated business, Bates Homes puts the focus where it belongs: on you, the homebuyer. You don’t have to compete with a shareholder to get recognition since you already have top priority here. Find out a...

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Meet Shawn Bates, Sales Manager at Prescott Ranch
Mar 03, 2020

The Bates team behind Prescott Ranch is a family affair, and you can see how keeping it all in the family makes a big impact on the home quality here. One of the best ways to get a feel...

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Prescott Ranch's Workhorse: The Appaloosa Series Homes
Feb 25, 2020

The Appaloosa horse is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Similarly, the Appaloosa series homes are some of the most popular at Prescott Ranch. With a baseline that emphasizes luxury, our homes bring a special...

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The Spirit of Morgan Horses: The Prescott Ranch Morgan Homes
Feb 18, 2020

When you select a Morgan Home at Prescott Ranch, you choose a home built on the spirit of Morgan horses, strong and reliable with a little pizazz. These lots are a minimum of 3,000 square feet, with home sizes...

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Prescott Ranch Options and Floorplans
Feb 11, 2020

At Prescott Ranch, the baseline is luxury, with no upgrades required. Where you choose to go from that starting point is up to you. Browse around the floorplans and lot types to get a sense of what your dream home...

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Welcome to The Prescott Ranch Sales Center
Feb 04, 2020

What if shopping for a house could be as easy as deciding what you want, and then getting ready to move in? The sales center at Prescott Ranch lets you do just that. You start by choosing a floor...

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Where Is Prescott Ranch?
Jan 27, 2020

There’s more to the location of Prescott Ranch than just an address. This new development holds a place in a broader community, uniquely situated at the center of a centuries-old history of the wild West and the outdoors in...

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