Bozeman is called “the most livable place” for good reason. No matter what time of year, big skies and unending recreational opportunities will greet you. Enjoy world-renowned fly fishing, dramatic mountains for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, hunting, and backcountry exploring, Yellowstone National Park, and impressive wildlife. When you are ready for a more city experience, dive into Bozeman’s thriving arts and culture communities, ranging from main street festivals, farmers markets, cultural centers and museums to symphonies, theaters, and art galleries.
There are unlimited sights within a short drive, including Yellowstone National Park, with miles and miles of blue-ribbon trout streams along the way. Bozeman, Montana, is also home to Montana State University as well as many other unique venues that capitalize on Montana’s heritage, world-class museums and, most importantly, that small town feel with big city amenities.
The city is named after John M. Bozeman who established the Bozeman Trail and was a key founder of the town in August 1864. The town became incorporated in April 1883 with a city council form of government and later in January 1922 transitioned to its current city manager/city commission form of government. Bozeman was elected an All-America City in 2001 by the National Civic League.
Bozeman is a college town, home to Montana State University. The local newspaper is the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and the city is served by Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
Bozeman is located at an altitude of 4,820 feet. The Bridger Mountains are to the north-northeast, the Tobacco Root Mountains to the west-south-west, the Big Belt Mountains and Horseshoe Hills to the northwest, the Hyalite Peaks of the northern Gallatin Range to the south and the Spanish Peaks of the northern Madison Range to the south-southwest. Bozeman is east of the continental divide, and Interstate 90 passes through the city. It is 84 miles east of Butte, 125 miles west of Billings, and 93 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.
In the past forty years, Bozeman has grown from the sixth- to the fourth-largest city in the state. The area attracts new residents due to quality of life, scenery, and nearby recreation. In August 2010, Bozeman was selected by Outside as the best place to live in the west for skiing.
BozemanBozeman receives a steady influx of new residents and visitors in part due to its plentiful recreational activities such as fly fishing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, and mountain climbing. Additionally, Bozeman is a gateway community through which visitors pass on the way to Yellowstone National Park and its abundant wildlife and thermal features. The showcasing of spectacular scenery and the western way of life the area received from films set nearby, such as A River Runs Through It and The Horse Whisperer, have also served to draw people to the area.
If you are looking for property in or around the Bozeman area, feel free to contact one of our Clearwater Montana Properties agents whom have vast knowledge of the area and can help you with all of your real estate needs.