It seems like whenever someone mentions Bozeman, the conversation quickly goes to how expensive the housing market is. Or how many new houses and apartments are being built. But what about the other side of Bozeman, the side outside of town. The part of town that created the roots of the city.


Before the market got “crazy” as some say, Bozeman was a typical college town. Full of yearly students who would come in the fall and leave in the spring. Some stay, some go. People would come to see the beauties of Yellowstone National Park, Ski at Big Sky or Bridger Bowl, or stop on their way up to Banff, Canada.


Let’s put the market aside for a minute or two. Sit back and look at the outskirts. The land and beauty that has been here since 1889. The country roads, the fields that nourish our souls, and the mountains that make our minds wander.

With so many articles about “why NOT to move to Bozeman” and “will you stay or will you go”, let’s focus on the beauty. The fact that you can ski, fish, dance and dream. You can drive down a country road and listen to the grasshoppers sing as you have your hand out the window and the wind in your hair. A place where we raise our children and teach them the ways of the world. It's safe, it's friendly, it's Bozeman. The real question should be, “Why Not Bozeman?”

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