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What Do Homes Cost in Bozeman’s Surrounding Areas?

What Do Homes Cost in Bozeman’s Surrounding Areas?

On April 12th, 2022

As the average price of a home in Bozeman continues to rise, many home buyers are finding that it is simply not an option to buy a home in Bozeman. So, what are the alternatives? Keep reading to learn more about the cost of a home in Belgrade, Livingston, Manhattan, Three Forks, and Big Sky.

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If you love Bozeman’s breweries, art galleries, restaurants, and the outdoors, Livingston, Montana is a wonderful place to consider. Over the past few years, Livingston has started to transform from a dusty small town to a pretty happening place. Along with its growing cultural scene, Livingston has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Sitting on the banks of the Yellowstone River at the north end of Paradise Valley, you’ll find some of the best fishing, floating, hiking, and camping within a few miles of town.  Click here for a guide to moving to Livingston, Montana.

Livingston is located 25 miles from Bozeman. Many people make the commute over the Bozeman pass daily, although the road can be difficult to travel and sometimes closed in the winter. Check out this list of 6 things you should know before moving to Livingston, Montana

The Absaroka mountain range is the backdrop to this town with a population of approximately 8,000 people. There are three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

The median sales price of a single-family home in Livingston is $522,500 - 41% less expensive than a single-family home in Bozeman.

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Belgrade is often the first place many people look to as an alternative to living in Bozeman. Located just 11 miles apart, many people wonder what could possibly be so different about these two towns. Homeowners in Belgrade enjoy lower housing costs than Bozeman along with great schools, mountain views, and abundant parks and recreational areas. The character of the two towns is very different, read our post  Bozeman vs Belgrade. Belgrade has a strong community with great neighborhoods and is set to make many improvements to its infrastructure in the next several years. Click here for a guide to moving to Belgrade, Montana.

With a population of approximately 9,500, Belgrade has 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The Yellowstone International Airport is located just outside of town and is bringing significant growth to the area.

The median sales price of a single-family home in Belgrade is $625,000 - 29% less expensive than Bozeman.

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Located approximately 20 minutes west of Bozeman, Manhattan is a quiet little town with wide-open spaces, rural roads, and views of rolling farm fields with mountains in the distance. With a population of approximately 1,700, the community is tightly knit. If you are thinking of buying a home in Manhattan, click here for 6 things you should know! Residents can enjoy many community events, festivals, and celebrations throughout the year, but Manhattan is best for those looking for a quiet way of life. Click here for our guide to moving to Manhattan

Manhattan has 1 elementary school, one middle school, and one high school.

The median sales price of a single-family home in Manhattan is $840,000  - 5% less expensive than in Bozeman.

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Three Forks, Montana

Home to a talc processing mill that processes 3% of the world's talc supply, many Three Forks residents live there as mill employees or family members of employees. Historically, Three Forks is an incredible place. Visited by Lewis and Clark in 1805, Three Forks is the point where the longest river in North America, the Missouri, begins. Residents enjoy one of the greatest rodeos in the area along with fantastic fishing, floating, hiking, and camping.

With approximately 2,000 residents, Three Forks has one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school.

The median sales price of a home in Three Forks is $497,450 - 44% less expensive than in Bozeman.

Click here to see all homes for sale in Three Forks, Montana. 

Big Sky, Montana is in a world of its own, both geographically and economically. As one of the most desirable ski destinations in the United States and home to three exclusive ski/golf communities, The Yellowstone Club, Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, and Moonlight Basin. the cost of a home in Big Sky far exceeds real estate prices in nearby areas.

Big Sky is a small community with an estimated population of 3,098 year-round residents. Big Sky Resort and the ski/golf communities bring in thousands of visitors each year, some who stay for a week and others who stay for months. There are also hundreds of workers that commute to Big Sky from Bozeman and other surrounding areas to work each day. There is one K-12 public school in Big Sky as well as a Montessori based Pre-K - 12th grade school called Discovery Academy and Learning Center. For more about living in Big Sky, read 5 things you should know before moving to Big Sky, Montana

As for recreation, Big Sky is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Big Sky is known for its skiing, but it also offers incredible mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, and fishing. In the summer, Big Sky Resort offers lift service to over 20 miles of mountain biking trails and there are at least a dozen other nearby trails that are great for biking and hiking. Gallatin Canyon is a popular destination for rock climbing with routes for all levels. And the nearby Gallatin River offers world-class trout fishing along with a wide variety of whitewater for rafting or kayaking.

The median sales price of a single-family home in Big Sky is $2,995,000.

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*median home prices as of April 2022, based on 3-months of activity. Statistics courtesy of the Gallatin Association of Realtors. 

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