10 Things People Hate About the “New” Bozeman
If you talk to any of the old-timers around Bozeman, they'll tell you that "Bozeman ain't what it used to be."
For many newer residents, the way things are now is considered normal, but Bozeman has seen a lot of change in the last 20 years. I lived in Bozeman in the early 2000s after graduating high school. Back then, Bozeman was a very affordable place to live. My grandfather owned a house on N. 15th near Bozeman High School. He purchased it for well under $100,000. Now, it's valued at around $800,000.
Bozeman has changed in a lot of ways, and much of it isn't for the better. It definitely isn't the small charming mountain town that it once was. Instead, it has transformed into a haven for the wealthy.
Most locals are having an extremely difficult time adapting to all of the change, and as a result, a lot of people are frustrated. Many people have lost their homes due to home prices skyrocketing in recent years. However, that's just one of the growing pains that Bozeman is experiencing.
I'm not writing this to bash Bozeman. I still think it's a beautiful place, and I feel fortunate to live here. I've just noticed that a lot of people are really unhappy about what is happening to a place they've loved and called home for many years.
After having conversations with longtime residents and seeing various posts on social media, we decided to put together a list of 10 things that people hate the most about the "New" Bozeman.