Bozeman Gets First Whole Foods Market in Montana

Bozeman Gets the First Whole Foods Market in Montana

It’s no secret that Bozeman’s growth has been skyrocketing. While the pandemic was shutting down major cities and even some entire states in the summer of 2020, Bozeman saw an influx of out-of-town buyers. What’s more, the Gallatin Association of Realtors Market Watch is predicting that “speedy sales and multiple offers are likely to remain a common occurrence and will keep the housing market hot even when the weather is cooling.”

And now comes the announcement that Whole Foods Market is coming to Bozeman! There’s a couple strong reasons why Bozeman is getting the first Whole Foods Market in Montana.

  1. Economic strength Bozeman was ranked No. 1 in economic strength out of 542 micropolitan cities for the last three years in a row. (According to the rankings source Policom.com, the highest ranked areas have had rapid, consistent growth in both size and quality for an extended period.)
  2. An educated demographic Bozeman’s summer influx was a lot of newly remote, urban professionals who wanted wide-open spaces, a variety of outdoor amenities, and a safe community to raise kids. Whole Foods Market knows this demographic understands the value and cost of organic and specialty foods and are willing to pay more for it.

Whole Foods Market at the Gallatin Valley Mall

The Whole Foods Market will be part of a major revitalization plan for the Gallatin Valley Mall. It’s actually a great location if they can reimagine that whole complex. It’s centrally located for all the neighborhoods of Bozeman and has the right traffic patterns. Whole Foods does not go into a neighborhood without doing major due diligence. They look at the availability and cost of real estate, population density, education, demographics and the community’s interest in natural and organic foods.

The Gallatin Valley Mall Group will transform the 37.4-acre property into a unique “Main Street” retail experience. There will be public gathering spaces and a diverse mix of tenants.  Whole Foods Market is rumored to debut in fall 2021. Announcements for Phase 2 will be coming in the months ahead.

If Bozeman sounds like the right place for you, let me help you find the right home. Contact me at liz@windermere.com.

 

(Photo courtesy Gallatin Valley Mall Group)

Posted on October 20, 2020 at 8:54 am
Liz Nitz | Category: First time home buyer real estate, Living in Montana, Mixed use, Real Estate in Montana | Tagged , , ,

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