There's a reason Bozeman is considered a "dream town" and lauded by many for offering a high quality of life. When you fly in over the Bridger Range or drive into the Gallatin Valley and find yourself surrounded by mountains, it's easy to understand why people want to live, work and play here. With cultural amenities of a local symphony and museums, and the vibrancy of a college community and an energetic downtown, Bozeman is the complete package.
Population: 53,293 people (2020 Census)
Average daytime high: January 35ºF / July 83ºF
Annual Snowfall: 86 inches in town
Bozeman averages 300 days of sunshine. Due to the dry climate, summers are pleasant with warm days and cool nights. Mild winter weather is not unusual, and more than a week of consistently frigid weather is rare.
Livability: Best Places to Live in the U.S. (2022)
Travel + Leisure: How Bozeman, Montana Became One of America's Coolest Towns (2021)
Policom: No. 1 Micropolitan Economy in the U.S. (2021)
Money: 50 Best Places to Live (2020)
Sunset Magazine: 10 Best College Towns in the West (2019)
Livability: 10 Best Places to Raise a Family (2018)
The Bozeman area has something for everyone, from the Sweet Pea Arts Festival for art lovers and The Rut mountain race for runners to Yellowstone National Park's spectacular wildlife viewing, world-class fly fishing in our local rivers, and incredible skiing just 20 minutes from the MSU campus.