by Emily Coombs
on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at 11:18pm.
There's something to be said for an understated high quality of life. While Bozeman is growing by leaps, bounds, and a new apartment complex every other day, Belgrade is quietly becoming a sought-after place to buy. There's a good reason for that.
For one, first-time home-buyers can get a lot more house for their investment. Year-to-date in 2020, the average home price in Belgrade is $378,152, compared to $549,267 in Bozeman. These aren't just older homes priced to sell; new subdivisions are popping up with plenty of options. For example, the Henson Subdivision, located on the northern edge of town, offers single-family, townhouses, and four-unit residences. And, you can easily access it off of both I-90 and Jackrabbit Lane.
Speaking of access, with the expanded airport access, getting in and out of town is much faster and easier, so no matter where you work, getting home is no longer a backlog. Many people who work in Big Sky, opt to live in Belgrade because it's a straight shot up Jackrabbit and housing is much more plentiful and affordable.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport continues to grow with non-stop flights to 21 major cities across the United States. This convenience is music to the ears of business travelers; no longer do you have to spend an entire day traveling in and out of the area.
Just south of the airport, located on an old 50-acre mine pit, the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Plaza is slated for construction. Plans call for a hotel, gas station, restaurant, liquor store, and brewery. Future development includes a bowling alley and movie theater.
Belgrade is considered a family town. The school system gets rave reviews from teachers and students alike, a close-knit, sports savvy school that draws talented educators in the arts and humanities. Community events such as the Fall Festival, the Festival of Lights, and the Farmer's Market all bring people together throughout the year to celebrate the seasons.
During the summer months, you'll find kiddos enjoying the splash park, anglers casting along the Gallatin River, or cyclists cruising around the town's outskirts.