Getting to Know Missoula’s Neighborhoods: Moose Can Gully
Missoula's neighborhoods each have their own vibe and uniqueness. There are facts and statistics that each neighborhood provides that helps make up our city and our community. If you have lived here your entire life or are new to the area, this information can help get to know and understand our neighborhoods.
In this series, we'll take a look at information from the City of Missoula's Neighborhood Profiles for each of Missoula's Neighborhoods, with all data cited below coming from the Neighborhood Profile. In this article, we'll look at Moose Can Gully.
Where is Moose Can Gully?
Moose Can Gully is located in the Missoula South Hills. The neighborhood has borders to the north with Hillview Way, to the east Rimel Road and Dean Stone Mountain, to the west the neighborhood runs parallel with Miller Creek Road and to the south Dean Stone Mountain continues.
Who Lives in Moose Can Gully?
Moose Can Gully contains Chief Charlo Elementary School and has Meadow Hill Middle School just outside the neighborhood boundary. The highest population of people who live in the neighborhood are aged 25-34 years old. There hasn't been a lot of growth in the neighborhood, according to the report the neighborhood has actually decreased by 1% in between 2010-2022 compared to the increase in city population of 10%. Moose Can Gully has a lower rental rate at 22% compared to the city wide rate of 53%. Owners of occupied homes is quite a bit higher at 78%, than Missoula's average of 47%. The median home price is lower $495,000 than the city average of $519,000. The population of Moose Can Gully also has a higher median income at $78,249, than the median Missoula income of $54,820.
Key Features of Moose Can Gully: Open Space
Moose Can Gully has a lot of open space according to the report, with 93% open space. It is also home to the "South Hills Trail System". A system of trails connecting neighborhoods. There are multiple parks located in the neighborhood, including Moose Can Gully Park, Skyview Park, and Garland Park. There are some pretty amazing views of the Missoula valley available in the Moose Can Gully neighborhood.