Helena is the Queen City of the Rockies. It was found to be a prosperous area for gold during the gold rush of 1864 and was formed as a town in 1865. It is the state capital and therefore is the center for government activity making it sure to be exciting for AmeriCorps members.


Standard of Living

All information was collected from a survey distributed to MT AmeriCorps members in Winter 2009-2010.

Living Situation

  • 58% of AmeriCorps members live with other members
  • 11% live alone
  • 37% live with non-members

Cost of Living

  • Average monthly rent: $310.95
  • Average monthly utilities: $21.84

Rental information

  • Woods Property Management LLP (406) 443-3555


  • Northwestern Energy (888) 467-2669
    • Qwest Communications (800) 244-1111
    • Bresnan Communications (877) 273-7626
    • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) 495-9894 or 800-356-6544

Recreation and Entertainment

* Queen City News weekly newspaper
* Farmer's Market all summer
* Holter Museum of Art
* Helena Civic Center - (406) 447-8481
* Myrna Loy Center
* Blackfoot River Brewery
* Lewis and Clark Brewery
* Events at Carroll College
* Helena Adult Soccer Association: Spring and Fall seasons

Community Resource Directory

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