The population of Bozeman and the surrounding area has been growing for quite some time. We all know that Bozeman is a great place to live, but for those looking to move to Bozeman, there are a few things you should know.

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On the Bozeman Reddit page, many residents advised a person from London who was interested in doing an exchange year at Montana State University.

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Some of the comments are accurate and could be incredibly helpful to someone who wants to make Bozeman home.

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Here are some things you should expect if you plan to move to Bozeman.

  • We're far from any major population centers.
  • The closest big city environments would be Salt Lake City, Utah (6 hrs by car); Boise, ID (8 hrs); Denver, Colorado (9.5 hrs); and Seattle, Washington (10 hrs). We do have an airport with decent connections if you're willing to spend the money.
  • Most people leave after their first winter. The snow can fall anytime throughout the year. It's not that cold for the most part, but you need to be prepared for -5-degree weather with spells as cold as -20. Sometimes it gets even colder than that. It's not a good place for people who don't like winter.
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  • It's best to have some outdoor winter hobbies so you don't find yourself stuck inside for half the year.
  • For the most part, people are very fit and adventurous here. World-class skiing, rock climbing, mountaineering, and mountain biking. 6 different mountain ranges within a 2-hour drive.
  • When people say there’s a music scene, they mean the same (good) 15 local bands rotate venues and occasionally some larger national acts come through Bozeman.
  • Finding a good-paying job can be difficult in Bozeman
    • People in Montana love the great outdoors

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