Stop Dreaming and Start Living

This is beautiful land

deserving of thoughtful consideration

Heron Creek is an innovative, master-planned community that encompasses so many integrated design concepts and technologies that it enters into a category all by itself. With ponds, trees, rolling hills, lots of space, and great building sites; what’s not to love? This is beautiful land, deserving of the thoughtful consideration that we implemented in making space for a model community.


Giving you more Montana to love

Heron Creek is located in close proximity to all the reasons why we live in Montana. Hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, serenity, and views are all at hand. Within walking distance, there are thousands of acres of public lands and the Missouri River. A short drive provides access to Helena’s series of lakes.


Offering three distinct lot types

  • The Village, with a vibrant, close-knit community.
  • The Loop, with larger lots and broader views.
  • Estates, which gives you the most privacy with lots up to two acres.


A relaxed place to call home

Under this Big Sky, there exists a strong sense of community – while at the same time an essential individuality for each of us. It is a place to call our own. A place to be proud of, where taking one step out your back door places you in the heart of what makes Montana so great.

Endless Opportunities

for true Montana living

Heron Creek is a residential lifestyle community surrounded by 360-degree views that beg you to explore your backyard playground. From mountains to streams, lakes to national forests, trails to historic sites, the opportunities for true Montana living are endless, and are just a step outside your door. We invite you to experience our unique, master-planned community at Heron Creek.

Features & Benefits

an opportunity to live your dream

The following is a list of design features and benefits that make Heron Creek truly amazing and so ground breaking. Heron Creek offers a myriad of choices while focusing on the quality of life we enjoy here in Montana. Heron Creek is an opportunity to live your dream and be proud you are a part of something so special.


On the business side of things, Heron Creek is located just 21 minutes from the local hospital, St. Peter’s, and only 15 minutes from the Helena Regional Airport and the bustling town of Helena.

The fun stuff is even closer! For example, on the Missouri River, there’s excellent fishing, swimming, and boating spot called Spokane Creek Bay, which is a lovely 2 miles walk down the road from Heron Creek. The McMaster Hills Mountain Biking Trails park, (which offers a mere 29 trails), is only 1 ½ miles around the corner—it’s a great spot for Nordic skiing and hiking, too. You can essentially just hike or bike right from your house at Heron Creek straight into the Great Montana Outdoors. Hauser Lake’s Lakeside Marina is just 8 minutes North of Heron Creek, whilst Canyon Ferry Lake’s Yacht Basin Marina is just 9 miles East, with both lakes offering a myriad of beaches, campsites, trails, kayaking and boating opportunities.


Heron Creek’s attention to design is unparalleled. To start, the development design is based upon a completely unexpected pattern. Heron Creek provides a carefully created and considered set of covenants with built-in design oversight to help you build the home of your dreams – but also to protect your investment.

The pond and stream systems double in function to mitigate the stormwater for the whole community,controlling sedimentation and providing for groundwater recharge, whilst providing aesthetic beauty to the community and helping to support a micro-ecosystem for wildlife and humans alike. Here, systems are working together to create a more harmonious environment.


Heron Creek offers three distinct lot types, the Village, the Loop, and the Estates, but also many different sizes and varieties among these lots.
the VILLAGE lies at the heart of Heron Creek with 35 home sites on over 11 acres with a vibrant, close-knit community.
the LOOP is comprised of 22 larger lots with broader views on parcels ranging from .67 to .91 acres.
the ESTATES gives you the most privacy and room with fully custom lots up to two acres.


Heron Creek was specifically chosen for its relationship with water; the water that lies beneath it and the water that flows through it. Heron Creek sits atop two very large aquifers, the first carries roughly two million gallons daily and the second around ten million. As responsible stewards of the land, Heron Creek provides community wells, and the water distribution system supplies each house with ample water; the worry and unknown expense of drilling and maintaining your own well are therefore eliminated.

The wastewater treatment facility at Heron Creek is a state-of-the-art community system, with 24/7 computerized monitoring and perpetual onsite maintenance.This system was designed with our environment in mind. We didn’t want to simply do a good job, but to go well beyond and do a great job.Most subdivisions install individual, inexpensive, non-monitored systems that tend to release high levels of nitrates and other contaminants that can have a negative impact on our environment. Through vigilant monitoring, testing, and uncompromised technology, we are doing our part at Heron Creek to do the right thing.


From the beginning, Heron Creek was designed with safety, usability, and maintenance in mind. All the internal roads are paved, and chip sealed. Our road system has been designed for safety and usability: wider roads, ample un-obstructive parking, and grades that are easy to plow and maintain. We will be paving Eames Road this spring, also.

Rest assured that the safety and well-being of all who enjoy Heron Creek have been greatly considered in the creation of this community. We have designed and installed a fire protection system in close collaboration with the Tri-County Fire Department, to best maximize the ability of the department to fight fires and keep your property, your life, and your loved ones safe. There are fire hydrants and thousands of gallons of stored water available.


Quality of Life – isn’t that why we choose Montana as the place to live and raise our families? Under this Big Sky there exists a strong sense of community, while at the same time an essential individuality for each of us. It is a place to call our own. A place to be proud of, where taking one step out your back-door places you in the heart of what makes Montana so great. One step closer to happiness, freedom, wellness, and peace. The bottom line is that Heron Creek is a “little further from the city, but a lot closer to Montana.”

We are surrounded by Alpine ski hills, too. Great Divide is less than an hour West of Heron Creek, and world-class skiing at Big Sky, Bridger Bowl, Showdown Mountain, Snowbowl, and Discovery Ski Areas are all within a 2 – 3-hour driving range.

Did we mention fishing? Blue ribbon trout fishing abounds in this area! You can see the Missouri river from Heron Creek, and all around us are many other creeks and rivers that offer the supreme fishing that is justly associated with Montana.

You get the picture; this place is truly splendid. Yes, Heron Creek is this and so much more.


Heron Creek is in some of Montana's best school districts, including East Gate Elementary, Helena Middle School, Helena High, and the new East Helena High School. Conveniently, we have provided for a covered bus stop, located at the entrance to Heron Creek, which your children can walk to without worry.

Covenants & Documents

protecting your investment


  • MEMBERSHIP — Every Owner of a Lot in Heron Creek shall be a Member of the Association.
  • MAINTENANCE OF OPEN SPACE — The Association shall maintain all Common Areas.
  • INITIAL ASSESSMENT – Each Owner shall be assessed a one-time initial assessment, of $400.00.
  • MONTLY ASSESSMENT – $25 per month; Septic System, Parks, Ponds and Trails.
  • RURAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT–$16 per month; Fire Protection, Roads, Snow removal.


  • Residential Use – For single family residential purposes only.
  • Residential Lease or Rent — Any Owner may lease or rent his or her Heron Creek residence.
  • Commercial Use — No commercial use.
  • Building Types & Sizes — No manufactured homes, and no modular buildings of any type.
    Village Lots — Total footprint of finished area or total finished house (1000 SF)
    Loop Lots — Total footprint of finished area (1500 SF) or total finished house (2400 SF)
    Estate Lots — Total footprint of finished area (1800 SF) or total finished house (3000 SF)
  • Visual Harmony — Buildings shall be aesthetically compatible with one another and shall harmonize visibly with the natural environment.
  • Colors — Only neutral, non-stark colors and earth tones.
  • Garages and Ancillary Structures — Two or more car garage required. All outbuildings and garages must coordinate with the main residence.
  • Driveways — Driveways shall be paved from the street to the garage.
  • Fencing and Privacy Screens — No fencing shall extend past the front of the house. All fencing shall be of subdued natural colors.
  • Time for Completion of Construction — Shall be completed within 18 months.
  • Landscaping Timeline – The front of all Lots must be landscaped at the time of construction with installation of timed underground sprinklers and/or drip irrigation when possible.
  • Domestic Animals — Animals are limited to those commonly accepted as house pets.
  • Propane Tanks—All propane tanks must be of the buried variety.


  • Architectural Review – Review all designs as they relate to the covenants, to create and maintain a high-quality neighborhood, to protect property values, and harmonize visibly with the natural environment.
  • The Architectural Review — $750.00 fee with a $1,500 refundable deposit.
  • Design Standards — »The Architectural Review Committee shall publish Design Standards and Procedures.

Don’t just take our word for it

See what the Heron Creek

residents are saying

My wife and I love living in Heron Creek! We have a beautiful, well built home with great neighbors, beautiful mountain views in every direction and are surrounded by hay fields, cattle, horses and wildlife. We get to watch foxes hunt and deer graze - surrounded by nature yet only 15 minutes from the airport. This is our forever home.

The Barney FamilyHeron Creek Residents

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