Late Spring 2023

Believe in Better:

It's the People

The Helena community teems with activities this time of year. Running the gamut from races to arts festivals to rodeos and music events, Helena offers something for everyone, made possible by those who plan, execute, and volunteer to make things happen. All these activities are intended to do more than provide entertainment. They play a key role in building a sense of community. Building community is serious business at Mountain View Meadows. Building community is more than building houses--It’s about building a foundation that allows people to thrive, pursue their interests, develop skills, and give back to their community. “The people at Mountain View Meadows are the success behind community,” said Rebecca Ryland, Director of Design. “People here take pride in their homes, answer the call to help a neighbor, volunteer their time pulling weeds in parks and work behind the scenes creating community events and activities. It’s the people who make Mountain View Meadows a special place to live. We couldn’t do this without them.” The 4th of July Community Celebration is the next big happening at Mountain View Meadows. Held annually at Mountain View Park, the event is sponsored by Mountain View Meadows, LLC, Mountain View Meadows HOA, Sierra Custom Homes, Stahly Engineering and Blue Cross Blue Shield. A variety of family-oriented activities staffed by resident volunteers fill the afternoon and evening starting at 3:00 PM and ending at 10. The 4th of July Community Celebration is free and open to the general public, a way for the people at Mountain View Meadows to give back to the greater Helena community to create a better place for all to live.

Building a Better Community:

Bounce Houses, Live Music, Cuban Food, Games & Kids Parade! 

Join us for the 4th of July Community Celebration, Tuesday, July 4 at Mountain View Park. It’s all free (except for food vendors) and open to the public! The celebration kicks off at 3:00 PM with the “Chalk Up the Block” chalk artwork competition and display at the park pavilion with ribbon awards categories for artists of all ages. The basketball “Best of 10 Showdown” for kids 10-18 runs concurrently on the basketball court with a $10 prize in each of three age categories to the competitor who shoots the best of 10 from the free-throw line. At 6:00, get ready for the Kids Push, Pull & Pedal Parade; a fun event where kids decorate their bikes, trikes, wagons, buggies, scooters, wheel barrows and the like – literally any non-motorized contraption that can be pushed, pulled or pedaled – dress up in costume and parade around the park. After the parade, two bounce houses open free of charge; the Popstar for kids 5 & under and the Pirate Ship for kids up to 12. At 6:30 the single-elimination Horsey Shoe Competition for teens and adults gets underway. Teams of two sign up to play whoever wins the game before them. Play continues till 8:30 PM or whenever the judge decides--he makes the rules. The team left standing wins! The BO&CO. band strikes up live at 7:00 PM. Tap your toe to their pop bluegrass and country style of music including a few originals with lead vocals by founder Bo Pirre. Bring along your picnic basket or check out fares of local food vendors including the Habana406 food truck with Cuban and Caribbean delights prepared by Mountain View Meadows Residents Adonis Garzon and Maie Jones. It’s the real deal! Or for a treat, visit the Kettlecorn Café. Although the event ends at 10, feel free to sit back and enjoy the East Helena Prickly Pear Fireworks Display from the best views in Helena. Want to help build a better community? Volunteer or sign-up to play by emailing

On Topic:

Where to Live?

Want to cut down on that morning commute and enjoy closer proximity to work, schools, parks, medical facilities, shopping and entertainment? Want the added security of police and fire protection, reliable sewer and water services and walkable neighborhoods? Then living in a city may be the right choice for you.

Cities typically have jurisdiction over building practices which help ensure a home is built to industry standards and national energy codes. For this reason choosing to live in a city may prove less expensive in heating and maintenance costs for your home. And you can feel confident your home rests on a solid foundation.

It is estimated that most households make five or more vehicle trips per day for work, school, doctor appointments, shopping, etc. Choosing to live as little as five to ten miles outside the city may add as much as $500 to your monthly budget in transportation fuel costs alone. Ouch!

Cities encourage higher density building. If you are earth-conscious, you may want to leave a smaller footprint. “Leaving a smaller footprint” means taking up less personal space and preserving more land for farming, ranching, recreation, and wildlife.

The value of a “country way of life” cannot be over stressed. If you want to ranch, farm, grow a big garden, ride horses, raise chickens or sheep, ride 4-wheelers and dirt bikes then living in the city is not for you. If you choose to live in the country, you contribute to preserving cultural diversity and lifestyle choices and help by providing land for food production and wildlife habitat.

If country life is not your style, you can still contribute to preserving cultural diversity. When you choose to live in a city, you contribute to protecting a country way of life for others while preserving more land outside the city for protecting natural resources and wildlife habitat.

Choosing to live in a city allows you the opportunity to take advantage of the resources and services that come with city living. It allows you to contribute through your tax dollars to the health, vibrancy and well-being of your community. And it provides the advantage of creating sustainable and diverse communities by protecting and preserving rural, agricultural and recreational lands that benefit the greater community. But is it right for you? Only you can tell.

Benefits and Updates:

1. VOUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 4TH OF JULY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:  Come have fun with us! Volunteer to take same-day sign-ups at activities, judge contests, manage the Horsey Shoe Competition or Best of 10 Basketball Showdown. Give as little as two hours to help make this annual event a resounding success. To volunteer, call 406.422.8107 or email


2.  SIGN UP FOR ACTIVITIES: No matter your age, there is something for everyone at the upcoming 4th of July Community Celebration – And you don’t have to be a resident of Mountain View Meadows to participate! All activities are free and open to the public. Registration forms for the Kids Push, Pull & Pedal Parade, Basketball "Best of 10" Showdown, Chalk up the Block Sidewalk Chalk Art Event, and the friendly Horsey-Shoe Competition are available by email at or by stopping by the MVM office at 431 S. Alice St. Last-minute registration is accepted, but it sure helps the volunteers if you sign-up in advance.

3.  HONOR YOUR LOVED ONE: Know someone you would like to honor for their service? Would you like to remember in a unique way your mother or father or anyone who brought special meaning to your life? If so, you can donate a flowering perennial or small shrub to plant in the brand-new Peace Park Memorial Gardens along with a small garden sign with a personal tribute to your loved one. For details how to donate, please email Plants may only be accepted on certain days and times during the planting season. Thanks for considering taking part in this ongoing community project.

4. KEEP YOUR DOG LEASHED: Too many close calls already this year between dogs and cars, pets and people and pets and pets warrant a reminder that the human on one end of the leash needs to make certain that the animal on the other end is actually secured to the leash. Animals-at-large are against the law in Helena. Please be a responsible pet owner. Your dog can’t leash itself.

5. PLEASE REMOVE OLDER MESH TREE PROTECTORS: It’s time to check the mesh tree protectors on your boulevard trees. Typically, protectors need to remain on for 2-3 years until trees are ready to withstand critters. After about 3 years, trunks may start growing into the mesh. To avoid damaging your trees, be sure to remove the mesh before that point.  

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

2842 Travis Ave: "The Trader". A Weatherall Builders’ favorite for design, size and price. This nearly 1500 SF 2-story 3BD/2.5BA home features quartz countertops, soft-close cabinets, walk-in pantry, laminate floors, tiled baths, double vanity and tiled walk-in shower in the owner’s suite, 9’ ceilings, an inviting covered front porch and an attached 2-car garage. You’ll want to see the incredible value in this ready-for-move-in home for yourself so call Danielle today at 406-461-9748 to schedule a tour. $395,000.

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2806 Travis Ave: "The Barrister". With 4 beds and 3 baths, this 1807 SF Sierra Custom Home will provide you room for every need. A main floor bedroom and first floor laundry room works great for main floor living in this 2-story home. Or turn that first floor bedroom into a mother-in-law suite or home office, it's all up to you! Located one block from Mountain View Meadow Park, this nearly completed home could be just the ticket to the new home you've always wanted. But don't wait! The Barrister is sure to sell fast at $469,900 as soon as it hits the MLS. See how you can buy it now by stopping at the Mountain View Meadows office at 431 S. Alice St. or by calling Rebecca at 406-431-7680.

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2854 Travis Ave: “Generation 2 Pioneer”. 2865 Adam Run sold in 8 days after listing but another re-envisioned Pioneer is now underway with its 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. This single-story home offers affordable upscale living featuring granite countertops, soft-close cabinets, pantry, double vanity, walk-in tiled shower, large laundry room with sink and cabinets, vaulted ceilings and an attached 2-car garage. Five months till completion but don’t wait! You can lock in this $389,900 home today with a modest earnest money payment of $2,000 when you show you are pre-qualified to pay for the home at closing. For additional information, stop by the Mountain View Meadows office at 431 S. Alice St. or call 406-431-7680. 

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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 well underway. 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 later, you’ll bask in the sun while enjoying amazing views from your rear deck. Serious inquiries can be made to Dawn Purvis at 406-439-6380.

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2876 Jeannette Rankin: "The Merchant". Nearly completed, this beautiful 1801 SF single-family home may be perfect for you! Expect the best when you purchase a Sierra Custom Home from its upscale finishes to its detailed craftsmanship. Located just down from Mountain View Park, you’ll enjoy easy access to tennis and basketball courts, a dog park, and playground. Stop by the office at 431 S. Alice St. or call Danielle at 406-461-9748 now for a tour. 

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2830 Jeannette Rankin: "The Trailblazer". Check out this beautiful, new 1775 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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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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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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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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Condos at Mountain View Meadows

2982, 2990 & 2992 Aspen View Loop: 1285 SF condos back by exceptionally popular demand! 2982 is ready for move-in and 2990 & 2992 will be ready later this summer. These 2BD/2BA single-level condos feature a 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 -- everything you need to live a comfortable and worry-free lifestyle! Low $165 monthly condo dues cover exterior and landscape maintenance, exterior insurance, and sidewalk and private street snow removal. Priced from $369,900 to $374,900, call today for a tour. 406-431-7680.

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2915 & 2917 Vista View: Two 2BD/2BA 1334 SF Single-level condos well under construction and priced just under $400K. Great views from the rear covered outdoor living space. Enjoy easy access to paved trails along Runkle Parkway and sidewalk access to the new Peace Park. Too many upgrades to list, so come see for yourself by taking a private tour today. Stop by the Mountain View Meadows office at 431 S. Alice St. or call Rebecca at 406-431-7680 for more details.

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2985 & 2987 Aspen View Loop: So nice to have a choice! Take a tour of these new 3BD/2BA single-level condos with attached 2-car garages and choose for yourself which interior colors work best for you. You’ll enjoy the spacious feeling of vaulted ceilings in the great room and owners’ suite and the 9’ ceilings throughout the remainder of the condo. If you like upscale finishes, convenience and comfort, then act today! These popular condos sell fast and these are the last of three 1464 SF condos available…perhaps forever! Call Danielle for details at 406-461-9748.

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2927 Aspen View Loop: Ready for move-in. You’ll fall in love with the warm colors in this 1464 SF 3BD/2BA single-level condo facing a front yard courtyard currently being landscaped. Decide for yourself how to use the 3rd bedroom/flex room. Keep it for guests or use as your home office or turn it into that craft space you’ve always wanted. Check out the upscale finishes from granite countertops, soft-close cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances to tiled wet areas and tiled walk-in shower. To tour this brand new Weatherall condo, call Anna Havranek at 406-438-1141. MLS #22300878. $399,900. 

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2927 Vista View: 1687 SF 3BD/2BA single-level condo available for move-in this summer. 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. Stop by the office at 431 S. Alice St. for a private tour or call Rebecca at 431-7680 for more details.

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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

This one-of-a-kind, luxurious Sierra Custom Home built exclusively for Mary Anne Aafedt sits at the top of Alpine View Loop. Take a drive through 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 2,000-6,000 Square Feet with custom details inside and out. Stop by the office at 431 S Alice Street to discuss which lot works best for your new home. We're here to assist you in whatever way possible to ensure a smooth and rewarding build experience. Contact Rebecca at 406-431-7680 or email info@mvmeadows for additional information.

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Say Thanks to Those Who Give

Melinda Schell and Abby enjoying a rest at the corner of the beautiful Pergola Pocket Park.

Life, work, school, family--not everyone has the time or energy to give back to their community outside their personal obligations. But as you look around your neighborhoods this summer, take the time to notice those who do. Since launching the “Adopt-a-Park” program, MaryLee Van Voast has put her green thumb to good use, transforming a struggling flower bed in the Pergola Park into a gorgeous display of color. Last year MaryLee planted tulips. We were all surprised and delighted this spring to see the new additions pop up. MaryLee is often seen on her hands and knees pulling weeds and providing tender loving care to the Pergola Park, giving of her time to keep it looking amazing for everyone to enjoy. Now, take a walk to the Sunrise Park to see one of the most well-kept oasis in Mountain View Meadows. Dick & Brandy Johnson along with Jennie & Charles Nemec keep the weeds at bay in the flower beds so that you can kick back on the park bench and enjoy the sun rising in the east. Of course, you can enjoy a rest in the Sunrise Park any time of day and when you do, give a thanks to your neighbors for keeping it looking so good. When out and about you’re sure to see others lending a helping hand: Dick and Linda Burns pulling weeds around the junipers near the Peace Park; Lindsay and Dahlia Gehring working on the Books & Letters Park; folks pulling a weed here or there, picking up trash and keeping things in order. And if you look behind the scenes, you’ll probably catch Toni and Jerry Guay, winners of this year’s “Neighbor of the Year,” award doing something for someone somewhere. Thank you to all who make Mountain View Meadows special. We do notice and appreciate all you do. You’re the best!

Toni & Jerry Guay

Recipients of this year's Neighbor of the Year award

Gorgeous flowers on display at the Pergola Park thanks to volunteer MaryLee Van Voast

Jennie & Charles Nemec and Dick & Brandy Johnson keep the Sunrise Park planting beds looking their best

Mark & Rebecca

adopt the median on

Runkle Parkway. 

Looking for volunteers

to assist!

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Christina King

Is loving her brand new 2-story Weatherall built home with fantastic views.

Travis Brower

& Janae Grotbo

Are happy they found their stunning home at Mountain View Meadows.

Shawn & Jenna Olson

Have settled into their amazing 2-story home in the Uplands neighborhood.

Yumi Goto & Scott Thompson

Are enjoying their single-story Sierra Home across from Mountain View Park.

Kristy Amestoy

A long time Mountain View Meadows homeowner is loving her upgraded newly built home in Craftsman North.

Russell & Monta Biddle

Have recently closed on their single-story condo and are enjoying the open land views.

Tyler Padilla

Is the new owner of a lovely McCall home in Craftsman North.

Adonis Zamora Garzon

& Maie Lee Jones

Had fun collaborating on unique details throughout their home and are happy to finally be homeowners.

Lois Andreasen

Found her condo quickly and is glad she made the right decision.

Renee Mullings

Is thrilled with her newly built maintenance free condo by Weatherall Builders.

Dylan & Alexandria Klapmeier

Are getting settled into their amazing 2-Story Sierra Home with beautiful mountain views.

Steven Miller

Just closed on his delightful single-level Aspen View Condo.

Jay & Mariah Deaton

Are ecstatic to move into their large Sierra Custom Home where they can raise their beautiful family.

Larry & Jane Delzer

Can't wait to pick up the keys to their lovely new home where they can be closer to family.

Congratulations! And Welcome
to the Neighborhood!

Fun & Fitness

Let's Go

Fly A Kite!

One of the best parts of living at Mountain View Meadows is enjoying space to fly a kite. Kite flying delights kids in a fun and educational way. Kids can learn about science, physics, aerodynamics, weather and ecology just by flying a kite! But the benefits don’t stop there. Flying a kite helps develop hand-eye coordination, kinesthetic awareness and gross motor skills.

Flying a kite is great for adults, too. It exercises eye muscles by watching the bobbing shapes while looking up helps stretch your spine, counteracting some of the effects of sitting at a desk all day. Looking up also stretches the neck and shoulder muscles to promote flexibility. And, believe it or not, you can have a blast burning calories flying a kite.

“We all know we have to exercise to offset the calories we consume,” reads a post on the website “Unfortunately, most traditional exercises aren’t always the most fun. But flying a kite actually offers various benefits as an exercise activity. You can burn more calories spending an afternoon flying kites than you might expect! From trekking to a good spot to fly your kite to the way that it works out your core muscles, it's an excellent reason to get out of doors more often and explore the world.”

With fields, hillsides and Mountain View Park nearby you can find an open space at Mountain View Meadows to try your hand at kite flying. And it costs minimally to get started. Regular kites have a very low initial cost, and one kite can provide endless hours of exercise and entertainment.

“Wanting to be a better kite flyer is clearly an excellent motivator for getting you to work out more traditionally, too,” the post goes on to say. “Improving your arm and core strength will certainly help you to maneuver your kite even in the toughest winds, putting you on your way to being an expert in handling a kite. Explore your options and think how much more fun you can have exercising. Take to the skies and change the way you see fitness!”


Mark & Rebecca

What do Kids

say about Community?

From playing on the basketball and tennis courts to skateboarding on the sidewalks to riding bikes on the Fun & Fitness Trail, kids tell us a lot about what they enjoy and what they seek in a community. Kids get a bad rap for spending too much time on social media. But if you look around Mountain View Meadows, you’ll see lots of kids outside enjoying themselves, getting together to play one on one, exercising, practicing sports and socializing. Kids also take time to give back to their communities.  I recently had the opportunity to see two of our young residents share their talents in a play at Helena High School. Luke and Logan Wilkins lead the cast of characters in “Rip Van Winkle.” If you’ve never been in a play, you can’t imagine the time and commitment it takes! Mark and I have watched a number of the kids from Mountain View Meadows participating in track meets with our grandsons, Adam and Travis this spring. We can tell you that our community was well represented on the track and the field! And then, of course, there is seven-year-old Dahlia Gehring, who we mentioned in the "Best in Our Neighborhood” story. Dahlia has been helping out picking up trash and pulling weeds at Mountain View Meadows since she was five. Dahlia is also one of the best advocates for the 4th of July Community Celebration. Dahlia loves the Kids Push, Pull & Pedal Parade and the Chalk Up the Block art event. Check out below the essay Dahlia wrote for school. It says everything you need to know about the value of community!

Resident Actors

Luke & Logan Wilkins

(Center & Right)

Give their time & talents to the HHS Drama Program

And that's all folks!