by Emily Coombs
on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 8:53pm.
Bozeman boasts beautiful views from every area of town; there’s genuinely not a bad location throughout the Gallatin Valley. Finding your perfect spot is a matter of taking inventory of what you most enjoy; wide-open spaces or walking distance to amenities? Quiet neighborhoods outside of town or being close to schools? We’ve broken the valley down into seven sections to give you an overview of each area so you can dial in your search.
The historic downtown is the heart of Bozeman, full of bungalows, Sears and Roebuck kit houses, and large, eclectic homes, which are a mix of Spanish, mid-century modern, and Victorian architecture. Locals break it down to “Northside” and “Southside.” Homes located on the Southside, near Montana State University, tend to have a lot of mature trees and landscapes. The Northside, full of character, tends to be a bit sunnier and more open. Throughout town, you’ll find soil so rich in minerals it’s referred to as “black gold” by gardeners. Main Street is thriving with over 30 art galleries, hip clothing retailers, and restaurants that rival any urban area.
South of Town
South of town, you’ll find Painted Hills and Triple Tree subdivisions along with homes located near Sourdough, Leverich, Cottonwood, and Hyalite Canyons. Sparsely populated, this area has rolling fields separating many of the properties. Homes in Painted Hills and Triple Tree subdivisions are more spread out, while those at the base of the canyons cluster together a bit more. If you enjoy the feel of the countryside or a quick escape up one of the canyons, this is a great area.
North of Town
Similar to the south side of the valley, the North side has wide open spaces with clusters of homes at the base of the Bridger Mountain Range. Sypes Canyon, Middle Cottonwood, and Springhill areas are all accessible for hiking and mountain biking. Homes in this area have a gorgeous view of the valley and are just a few minutes from town.
The crown jewel of the Bozeman area, Bridger Canyon, is as picturesque as it gets. Homes are interspersed with long-standing ranches, providing rolling fields sandwiched between towering mountains. The road winds its way to Bridger Bowl Ski Area and Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, both well-loved by the downhill and Nordic ski communities.
Huffine Lane to Four Corners
The majority of the growth in Bozeman is happening between Baxter and Huffine Lanes out to Jackrabbit Lane. There are several new housing developments at a variety of price points. New construction is a mix of single-family homes and multi-family developments along with Black Bull, a private golf community with large luxury residences.
Situated along the Gallatin River, the homes in the Four Corners area are a mix of new construction and older homes. Many larger businesses such as SIMMS Fishing Products and Zoot Enterprises have campuses in this area, and you’ll be close to Bozeman Hot Springs, a local favorite!
Located just past Four Corners as you head to Big Sky is Gallatin Gateway. There’s not a lot of new construction in this area; many of the properties are well established and have small acreages attached. For those who love Big Sky and the Gallatin Canyon, this is the ideal location to enjoy the best of both Bozeman and Big Sky.