Bozeman

Bozeman is an outdoor paradise known for its lush landscape of mountains, rivers, and wildlife.

Welcome to Bozeman

Small-town appeal, big-city amenities, and a breathtaking landscape

Bozeman is an outdoor paradise known for its lush landscape of mountains, rivers, and wildlife.  There’s endless hiking, fishing, and kayaking in the spring and summer months, as well as world-class skiing at the legendary Bridger Bowl and nearby ski resorts in the winter. Bozeman has been rapidly growing, with people wanting more spacious homes in less populated areas. You’ll find an array of single-family homes in central and northwest Bozeman and lofts, condos, renovated historic homes downtown, and brand-new modern homes in the up-and-coming northeast part of town.

A 20-year “Main Street to the Mountains” initiative now connects the different neighborhoods directly to mountainside hikes through an extensive system of trails. Trekkers can go directly from downtown to various parks and trailheads. Downtown is also home to several cultural institutions, Michelin-star chefs, craft breweries, art galleries, and parades year-round.
 

What to Love

  • A mix of ultra-modern and charming older architecture
  • World-class hiking and skiing
  • Access to Yellowstone and other national parks
  • A vibrant and culturally rich downtown
  • A variety of stunning Bozeman luxury houses for sale to choose from
 

Local Lifestyle - Living in Bozeman

Though downtown is bustling with breweries and nightlife, Bozeman is still a small town made for outdoor lovers. The wide open spaces give it a rural appeal, and everyone plans outdoor activities year-round. It’s a slower-paced lifestyle. Residents are laid-back and friendly towards the tourists making their way to Yellowstone National Park.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Bozeman is home to excellent fine dining venues that line Main Street downtown. Open Range is a contemporary, brasserie-inspired steakhouse with handcrafted cocktails and a wine list to pair. Copper | Whiskey Bar and Grill is an upscale tavern serving elevated comfort food and an extensive whiskey menu. Blackbird is an Italian restaurant with an open kitchen. They serve wood-fired pizzas, pasta, and craft beers. Set in an industrial building with exposed brick, Plonk Bozeman has an eclectic menu of globally-inspired dishes plus wine and cocktails.

Set in a historic Victorian house, South 9th Bistro has a seasonal menu and was voted “Bozeman’s Best Restaurant” by TripAdvisor. Popular with the locals, Backcountry Burger Bar offers craft beers and burgers made with Montana-raised beef or bison. Main Street Overeasy is a lively eatery for breakfast and lunch, serving delicious Mexican dishes.

Urban Kitchen features seasonal American cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients, and they are a neighborhood favorite for Sunday brunch. The husband and wife team at Little Star Diner grows ingredients for the restaurant on their farm. You don't get much fresher than that!

Montana Ale Works features over 40 beers on tap plus pub grub. Mountains Walking Brewery and Pub offers beer flights at their limited-capacity tasting room for the brewery scene.

Downtown is also home to numerous boutique stores and unique shopping. Heyday has everything from clothing and accessories to books and skin care. Head West has jackets, boots, and handmade jewelry for brand-name western wear. On Tuesday nights during the summer, Lindley park hosts the Bozeman Farmers Market selling local produce, baked goods, and artisanal products. The even bigger Gallatin Valley Farmers Market is on Saturdays.
 

Things to Do in Bozeman

Downtown Bozeman has a burgeoning art scene. Montana Trails Gallery has rotating exhibitions, and Altitude Gallery has a unique collection of paintings, ceramics, and jewelry for sale. The Sweet Pea Festival brings art, live music, and fantastic performances to Main Street in the summer. There’s also the annual Bozeman Film Celebration, which showcases international films. And, you don’t want to miss the Christmas Stroll, which has displays and activities for the whole family to ring in the festivities of winter.

For outdoor enthusiasts,
Hyalite Reservoir is just 12 miles south of Bozeman. The calm waters are great for kayaking, swimming, and paddling. In the winter, Hyalite Canyon attracts ice climbers. There are 250 routes with varying levels of difficulty.
 

Schools in Bozeman

The Bozeman School District 7 serves Bozeman. The area is home to a variety of well-regarded schools, such as:
 
 
 
 

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Overview for Bozeman, MT

51,574 people live in Bozeman, where the median age is 28.2 and the average individual income is $39,939. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,574

Total Population

28.2 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$39,939

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Bozeman, MT

Bozeman has 20,988 households, with an average household size of 2.26. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bozeman do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,574 people call Bozeman home. The population density is 2,479.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,574

Total Population

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28.2

Median Age

52.83 / 47.17%

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2.26

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$39,939

Average individual Income

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Schools in Bozeman, MT

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The following schools are within or nearby Bozeman. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Longfellow School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Whittier School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Chief Joseph Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Bozeman Summit Schoool
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Learning Circle Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Sacajawea Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Emily Dickinson School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Morning Star School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Meadowlark Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
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