Why Bozeman is a Good Place to Invest in Real Estate

Why Bozeman is a Good Place to Invest in Real Estate

  • Kelly Broling Smoak
  • 09/29/22

Named as one of the best places to live in America, Bozeman is a picturesque small town located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southwest Montana. For outdoor adventure seekers and others just passing through, it serves as the pivotal gateway to the infamous Yellowstone National Park. There is a wealth of other fabulous outdoor adventures, cultural festivities, and top-notch education opportunities in this small but fast-growing city. Read on to find out why you should buy a Bozeman property today!

1. Outdoor activities

Often known as an outdoor lover’s paradise, Bozeman offers so much to do. From rock climbing to visiting alpacas, you can certainly take part in the full range of outdoor activities no matter the season.

Go rock climbing & skiing

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For families or couples, you can head to the mountains for a day of exploration and adventure. You can go rock climbing with Montana Alpine Guides, which provides all equipment appropriate for every member of the family. Once you get to the top, you can treat yourself to panoramic views of the gorgeous Bozeman landscape. When the weather gets cooler, you can go skiing at the popular Bridger Bowl, where there are many trails of varying intensities for every skill level. You will undoubtedly be a pro skier in no time.

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Sentinel Ranch Alpacas

Have you ever wanted to pet or feed alpacas? You can do so at Sentinel Ranch! After meeting these magnificent animals, you can then shop at the on-site ranch store for clothes and meat. This is the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon outside while enjoying breathtaking views of the beautiful Bozeman scenery.

2. Things to do

Despite Bozeman being a small town with a population of under 60,000 residents, the city boasts a number of spectacular museums and other cultural activities, mainly thanks to the nearby Montana State University. The following are some of the most popular must-see places of interest for locals and visitors.

Museum of the Rockies

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Perhaps the most famous museum in Bozeman is the natural history Museum of the Rockies, which boasts an extensive planetarium across a 40-ft dome, various exhibits telling the story of Montana’s fascinating past, and even a large collection of dinosaur fossils. Whether you are a dinosaur enthusiast or have a casual interest, this is the perfect place to learn about these fascinating animals.

Downtown Bozeman

If you need a break from rustic living, then head to the downtown area. It is here that you can engage in retail therapy at lavish shops, such as Ashley Cole Boutique, Alara Jewelry, and Damselfly Clothing Company. After shopping, head to the Blend to choose from an extensive list of locally made wines. After indulging in wine, watch a live performance at the premiere Rialto Theater.

3. Gorgeous parks

In Bozeman, there are numerous public parks that residents and visitors can enjoy and explore. From camping and hiking to walking and biking, you can easily experience the majestic mountain scenery while getting exercise and spending time with family and friends. The following are just two possible parks that you can explore after buying Bozeman, Montana, real estate.

Yellowstone National Park

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Living in Bozeman means that you have easy access to the popular Yellowstone National Park. By driving approximately ninety miles from the city, you can reach the north and west entrances to this famous park. After driving to the park, you can see a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat, see many colorful hot springs, and visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, featuring three majestic waterfalls. Surrounded by natural beauty, you can camp, hike, and go horseback riding along the many trails at Yellowstone National Park. This is truly a park of endless opportunities for exploration and wonder.

Gallatin Regional Park

If you’d like to visit a park that might be closer to your Bozeman property, then consider Gallatin Regional Park. This park consists of 100 acres of trails, beaches, picnic tables, and playgrounds. You can walk the trails with your family, stop to rest along one of many benches, and then gaze with amazement at the gorgeously scenic landscape.

4. Great neighborhoods

Bozeman has many distinct neighborhoods with their own culture and vibe. When buying Bozeman homes for sale, consider which neighborhoods would bring the best value to your investment property.

West Bozeman

It is in West Bozeman that you can find the 100-acre Gallentine Regional Park. There is also a mix of new and old suburban neighborhoods, such as Baxter Meadows and Valley West. There is also an abundance of schools, retail shops, and other parks in this neighborhood.

South Bozeman

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South Bozeman is conveniently located between the downtown area and the mountains. If you live in one of the subdivisions of Gran Cielo, then you can easily have dinner downtown before heading to Sourdough Trail for a walk.

Downtown Bozeman

There are endless gorgeous historic homes in downtown Bozeman along tree-lined streets while offering easy access to parks. Thanks to its convenient location, you have easy access to various shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

Four Corners

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The Four Corners neighborhood has expansive properties and is close to excellent restaurants. You also get easy access to Big Sky Resort for all of your skiing needs. You can find the subdivision Elk Grove community in this area.

5. Excellent investment opportunity

Many are seeing the value of a vacation property in Bozeman thanks to its tight-knit community, fantastic shops and dining, and an abundance of outdoor activities. By investing in Bozeman real estate, you will have a home that is in a prime location with easy access to some of the best attractions that Montana has to offer.
Convinced yet? If you are interested in taking the leap and buying a Bozeman property, then consult real estate agent Kelly Broling Smoak who can provide expert guidance on everything from the best parks in Bozeman to current market trends. With an experienced real estate agent by your side, the right time to buy a property in Bozeman, MT, is now!

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About the Author

Kelly Broiling has been called “The Listings Queen” by business gurus in the know. In 2019 she came on board at Coldwell Banker in Bozeman, Montana; not an easy decision to leave her former company, but she was ready to grow. A common thread in her history in the Real Estate industry. Kelly Broiling has always strived to create success for herself and others in life and business. A well-grounded individual that truly believes that integrity, honor, and transparency are the keys to creating lasting relationships in her personal and business connections. She prides herself in balancing her life wherever she goes. She is the same person at home, at the market, and the office. And that person is a warm, generous, and kind person who also likes to have fun.

Kelly Broiling has been a Realtor® for more than a decade in Montana. In that time, she has helped numerous families find forever homes and 2nd homes. She has also excelled in business finding business investment properties and land for clients to build upon. She even has the notoriety of Global Luxury Certification to add to her achievements. Her main goal is to find exactly the property to suit your desire. 

She chose the Real Estate industry because family is so important to her. Having the flexibility to continue to raise her four girls and still earn a living was of the utmost importance. She wanted to be able to be there for their recitals and sporting events, but still, put food on the table and give them a solid home to grow up in. She has always worked hard to be successful and gives that same attention to detail to her Real Estate clients. Her father has been her biggest inspiration in life. He did whatever it took to be successful and instilled those same values in Kelly. He helped her by encouraging her to complete goals and work hard while staying genuine. She knew initially it would take 3 to 5 years to get her business up and running and stayed dedicated to achieving that goal. Selling homes has never been a side job for Kelly Broiling; it’s a career that she has devoted her life and soul to, achieving that accomplishment. Having a solid foundation is her road to success. She sets goals but knows how to ask for help when she needs it. That groundwork has been the path she has traveled, and she continues every day to keep her momentum going. 

Whether it’s at home or the office, when Kelly sets her mind to completing a project, she will get there. If it’s a perfect home on a large parcel with unencumbered views or a quaint downtown flat that you want in a particular location; Kelly will help make that dream a reality. 

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