Situated in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, Bozeman has been attracting residents and visitors because of it's location and it's beautiful scenic area. The town's location near three major ski areas and its closeness to Yellowstone National Park, have made it a one of the top towns in Montana to live in.
Bozeman boasts small town ambience while providing larger city selections and opportunities. Over 100 shops, boutiques and restaurants line downtown's beautiful retail corridor. The Gallatin Valley Mall and national retail outlets are just a short distance for the city center, on 19th Street.
Restaurants and coffeehouses are abundant in Bozeman. The restaurants range from fine dining to deli's to fast food while there are also an array of bar and grill's.
Outdoor activities are year round in Bozeman. This is the perfect location to fish, hike, raft, play golf, ski, snow board and snowmobile. The city has community parks, neighborhood parks, skate park, playgrounds, 2 lakes with beaches, a Canine Beach and a Dog Park.
Yellowstone National Park is just two hours south of Bozeman. Yellowstone was designated the world's first National Park in 1872. The park contains more than 2.2 million acres of steaming geysers, thundering waterfalls, crystalline lakes and panoramic vistas. It is the world's most extensive area of geyser activity, home to over 10,000 thermal features and also the greatest Wildlife sanctuary in the United States.
Bozeman is an important winter recreation area with three major ski areas nearby. Bridger Bowl is located 16 miles northwest of town and Big Sky Resort is 45 miles south while Moonlight Basin is located in Big Sky.
The late newscaster, Chet Huntley purchased much of what is now known as Big Sky Mountain in the late 1960's and dreamed of developing one of Montana's first alpine ski area. The mountain opened for skiing in December of 1973.
The Children's Museum of Bozeman has been around since 2001. They have hosted over 50,000 children and families. The museum presents hands-on, sensory exhibits and programs that foster imagination, curiosity, self confidence and creativity. Their goal is to be a place where families can have fun learning together.
Summer brings the opening of Bogert Pool. The pool has a 26-foot triple tube waterslide that empties into the deep end of the 25-yard pool. The 7-foot boomerang slide empties into 4 feet of water, while the shallow pool with depths of up to 3 feet hosts the "Delaware the Duck" slide designed for small children.
Bozeman Swim Center is a 5- meter, eight lane indoor aquatic facility. It houses a hot tub, diving board, inflatable pool toys, two-flume slide and much more.
Bozeman offers many ongoing activities and cultural attractions. You can take walking tours of Main Street or stop by the Bogert Farmers Market every Tuesday night.
Bozeman also hosts a plethora of festivals through out the year. The Sweet Pea is a festival of arts, dining on Main Street, and entertainment. The Bridger Raptor Festival is held at Bridger Bowl and centers around the annual count each Fall of the largest known Golden Eagle migration in the United States. The Watershed Festival is hosted by the Montana Outdoor Science School with topics including bird and mammal identification, nature walks, music and entertainment.
The award winning American Computer Museum brings together years of technology through thousands of artifacts displayed in a visitor friendly environment. The exhibits are designed to appeal both to the novice and the technology experts.
Take a step back in time and learn about Gallatin County's heritage at the Pioneer Museum. Together with jail cells and a hanging gallows, the museum has displays dealing with the pioneers who settled the valley.
At the Museum of the Rockies you'll see the beginning of Earth's history, dinosaur nesting colonies, exhibits about Montana's Native Americans and the world-class Taylor Planetarium. Each summer the Museum features a new exhibit.
Bozeman is the host to three theatre companies, the Vigilante Theatre Company, the Equinox Theatre Company and The Players Theatre Company. Please visit all three and enjoy the entertainment they have to offer.
The Bozeman Symphony offers an array of world-class guest artists and showcases many talented local artists.
There are a wide range of medical services that are offered in the Bozeman area. The city has one hospital, Bozeman Deaconess.
Bozeman is a wonderful place to raise a family and get an education. The Bozeman Public Schools are committed to provide your child with a quality education in a safe and caring environment. The school system has two districts. The first contains the six elementary schools and the second contains two middle schools and the high school.
Montana State University was founded in 1893. More than 13,000 students attend MSU which is located on 1,170 acres in the Gallatin Valley. In 2003, MSU was ranked #5 on Outside magazine's list of "40 Best College Towns."
Bozeman is home to a wide variety of religious faiths. There are over 50 Churches in the area.
Looking to purchase a home? Check with the Montana Association of Realtors to find a realtor to help you find your dream home.