Moving to Bozeman, Montana?

Posted: Jan 12, 2015 by ecoREsource Properties

Are you considering a move to Bozeman, Montana? Here’s everything you need to know about this outdoor enthusiast lovers’ town.

Demographics & Geography - With close to 40,000 people, Bozeman is the 4th most populated city in the state of Montana. The median age for Bozeman residents is 27.1 years old, and the median household income is $44,818. Located in the southeastern part of the state in Big Sky Country, Bozeman is surrounded by five mountain ranges. It’s located east of the Continental Divide and 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Bozeman’s elevation is 4,820 feet.

Lifestyle - There’s something special about Bozeman that draws people from all over the globe. It’s the kind of place that visitors can’t seem to forget; it keeps calling them back. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, like many of Bozeman’s residents, you’ve chosen the perfect city to enjoy these endeavors. With the great outdoors just minutes away, residents enjoy world-class fly fishing, paddle boarding, mountain biking, hiking, alpine and cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Bozeman offers many cultural opportunities as well. The downtown is alive with restaurants, coffee houses, bookstores and art galleries. Bozeman is home to the world-class Museum of the Rockies, Intermountain Opera, Bozeman Symphony and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

Traffic - Traffic, what’s that? While Bozeman natives might complain from time to time about the traffic, anyone who has experienced “big city” traffic will be pleasantly surprised. A cross-town commute takes less than 20 minutes; and a commute to Bozeman via interstate 90 from neighboring towns of Belgrade, Manhattan or Livingston takes less than 5, 15 and 30 minutes respectively.

Weather - Okay, in the winter, it gets cold, sometimes really cold (-35°F)! And, it typically snows a lot. However, Bozeman residents experience all four seasons. The summers are relatively warm and even hot (70°F - 95°F), and it’s common to experience a spectacular thunderstorm in the late afternoon. Due to its elevation, temperature changes from day to night can be significant. The air is crisp in the fall and spring with plenty of rain and/or snow.

Last Best Place - In 2013, Bozeman was chosen for being one of the country’s “most livable towns” for good reason. It’s unpretentious and friendly; strangers are quick to offer help, if needed. Its culture is forward-thinking while still striving to preserve its historic past. It’s a nice blend of “city slicker” and “western cowboy.” Montana is the “last best place!”