Intro to Bozeman

The Growth Plan Surrounding Bozeman

by Liz Nitz

The growth plan surrounding Bozeman is a hot discussion these days. People are moving here in droves and it’s not predicted to slow down anytime soon. In 2020 Bozeman home sales turned out record numbers (even during a pandemic) and sales continued to be robust through the end of the year. There is almost no housing inventory left in Bozeman right now. Naturally, buyers started looking in the surrounding town of Belgrade, which saw their average sales price jump from $364,736 to $524,394 (Source: Gallatin Association of Realtors Market Watch).  Four Corners is also growing because you can still get an affordable deal there. The Triangle Community Plan was created to address the foreseeable pressures of this population growth.

 

What Is the Growth Plan Surrounding Bozeman?

 

Bozeman Community Triangle Growth Plan Boundary Map

The Triangle area is loosely described as the area between Four Corners, Bozeman and Belgrade. The area is still mainly agricultural but there are some signs of burgeoning residential, industrial and commercial development happening. Here are some interesting takeaways from the Triangle Community Plan:

  • Four Corners is becoming a bedroom community for employees of the Big Sky area economy.
  • Development pressure in Bozeman is really evident in the west side of town, especially with the completion of the new Gallatin High School.
  • Avoid urban sprawl and focus on contiguous community clusters.
  • Encourage development that supports agricultural activity, while protecting and preserving wildlife and natural resources.
  • The triangle is likely to see several new schools constructed in the next 10-20 years.
  • Affordable housing with a variety of housing options needs to be seriously considered.
  • Neighborhood trails, connector trails and commuter trails like you see in Bozeman will be a top priority to encourage residents not to drive.

Long-time residents reminisce about how Bozeman’s busiest corridor (19th Avenue) used to be a dirt road not that long ago. If we stay on our current growth trajectory, Gallatin County will hit 200,000 people by 2040. Bozeman proper is pretty much filled in and the city recently approved a growth plan that will extend the boundaries from 20.4 square miles to 70.8 over the next 20 years. It will be interesting to see what the Triangle area will look like in the next five, 10, 15 years. If you’re looking into Bozeman, check out my previous post about why it’s so desirable here. I can also answer questions about the real estate market or fun things to do if you decide to visit. Contact me at liz@windermere.com.

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2755 Graf Street, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2755 Graf Street, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
2,083Sqft
Welcome to the Kul Condos at Gran Cielo. These luxury condos feature all the high end finishes you've come to expect with a CP Haus built home. These large 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condos feature huge euro-style windows, Scandinavian finishes with custom tile, designer hardware and fixtures, KitchenAid appliance package, quartz counter tops, solar system, and A/C.
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14948 Pony Creek Road, Bozeman, Montana 59715

14948 Pony Creek Road, Bozeman, Montana 59715

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
22.32Acre
1,099Sqft
10 minutes to Bridger Bowl 35-40 minutes to Bozeman and less than an hour to Livingston via Clyde Park this 22.32 acre property would be ideal for an artist, writer or client looking to live in the mountains. Home is unique and well thought out for individual or couple. Natural light and great trails allow for skiing and mountain biking throughout the property.
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4825 Glenwood Drive 3, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4825 Glenwood Drive 3, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
1,228Sqft
Quality built Ebbighausen condo with great views on the edge of town. Welcome to Laurel Glen on the west edge of Bozeman. The Gallatin Valley opens up to the west of this great Cinnamon Creek condo with a seasonal stream out back and beautiful Bridger Mountain views to the east. This upper level unit is one level living...elevated.
$395,000

228 S Cottonwood Road 108, Bozeman, Montana 59718

228 S Cottonwood Road 108, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
925Sqft
Wonderful ground level condo with an open floor plan. The spacious condo offers 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Large laundry room with additional storage. Back patio faces East allowing you to take in the Montana Sunrise while enjoying a book or your coffee. The unit has an assigned carport.
$300,000

3695 Tschache Lane, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3695 Tschache Lane, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
0.34Acre
2,851Sqft
Situated on a 14,000+ sq ft corner lot is a fully custom masterpiece that captures the beautiful Bridger Mountain range. Situated across the street from the Gallatin regional park this 2,851 sq ft home offers, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and boasts an open layout with vaulted ceilings. The main level master suite overlooks the massive backyard and has direct access to the back patio.
$1,200,000

56 Big Chief Trail, Bozeman, Montana 59718

56 Big Chief Trail, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
2.22Acre
1,902Sqft
Fantastic, 4B|3B + office home in a fantastic neighborhood on 2.21 acres! Completely remodeled, all new everything! From flooring to windows, to kitchen and bathrooms, to deck and roof, lawn and landscaping. Fabulous open floor plan with wraparound decking and double sided fireplace.
$959,000

262 Explorer Trail, Bozeman, Montana 59718

262 Explorer Trail, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.55Acre
2,745Sqft
Welcome to Valley Grove in Bozeman! Main level living with an attached, fully functioning mother-in-law suite that sits above the oversized 2 car garage. A master suite, two large bedrooms, living room and an extra large family room is on the 1st floor. With over a half acre lot, the front and back yards offer plenty of space for privacy and activities.
$675,000

15 W Arnold Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715

15 W Arnold Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.30Acre
3,021Sqft
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$749,000

209 S 8th Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59715

209 S 8th Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59715

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
0.25Acre
1,308Sqft
OPPORTUNITY! This lot is zoned R2 and is located close to main street, Community Food Co-op, Cooper park and Montana State University! This 2 bed, 1 bath home has a large detached garage on a HUGE 10,724 sq ft lot. The attic space is unfinished, and has potential to be another bedroom or office. New siding and shingles in 2017. Buyer to confirm possible uses with City of Bozeman.
$749,900
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