outsideonline.com - People who’ve migrated to southwest Montana sometimes say that they didn’t find Bozeman so much as it found them. “The place you live helps to create who you become,” says Carol Flaherty, a yoga instructor. What kind of person does Bozeman create? Someone who hikes in half a dozen mountain ranges, fishes world-class trout streams, and refuels with grass-fed beef from local ranches.
All that nature means abundant Priuses and a local vibe that can border on self-righteousness—“People will notice if you don’t volunteer in some way,” says Mike Harrelson, a 55-year-old PR director. But that’s no reason to complain. As Robin Hoover, the executive director of Yellowstone Country , the local visitors bureau, puts it, “One can be totally immersed in nature without having to leave home.”
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