Bozeman

182 reviews
  1. Town in Montana
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$849
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    99
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    76
    37
  • Robbery
    7
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    175
    575
  • Theft
    2,433
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    143
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,422
National
$53,046
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

182 reviews
  • Excellent
    42
  • Very Good
    88
  • Average
    45
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    2
Bozeman is an outdoor lovers town. There's an incredible amount of things to do in the immediate Bozeman area or the surrounding. The thing that struck me most about this town is that everyone has a passion for the outdoors and that is the norm set for the residents. Everyone around you is like minded and makes the outdoors a priority in their lives. The only thing that can be difficult about the area is a touch of elitism; because everyone has such a passion for their particular sport or activity it can create an environment to where you may not be taken seriously if you are not devout to your sport. Bozeman is a lovely, fast growing community with a lot to offer anyone from any where!
  • Current Resident
  • 6 days ago
Bozeman is a wonderful little town that is rapidly growing. Although the size is steadily increasing, it continues to have that small town feeling. People help one another still and its a great place to raise kids with many resources available for a single parent such as myself! It is a perfect blend of corporate business and small business owners that provides a variety of options for shopping and family fun. There are so many opportunities for my children to have a fulfilling, active life and the school system here is marvelous!
  • Current Resident
  • 25 days ago
Bozeman is a thriving college town. Set in the Gallatin Valley between five gorgeous mountain ranges, this town has a lot of offer if you love the outdoors. Bozeman has many amazing coffee shops and diverse restaurants (from bison burgers to fresh sushi), as wells as three distilleries and seven breweries, if you're into craft beer and whisky like I am. The schools are some of the highest rated in Montana. There are a wide range of churches and non-profits in the Valley if you want to serve the community. It feels safe here. I never lock my car or house doors. It is somewhat expensive to live in Bozeman. To rent a house in the city limits costs more than a mortgage in nearby Belgrade, where we bought our first house. And city regulations prohibit owning chickens in city limits, which was another deal-breaker for us. But my wife and I both work in Bozeman and absolutely love the area. People say hi to you when they pass you on the street!
  • Nearby Resident
  • 3 months ago