Bozeman is growing. Everywhere you look lately, new housing is going in. Land is being cleared and leveled for businesses, homes and apartments. Roads that used to be dirt roads are now being paved and connected to the neighboring subdivisions. For a small city, Bozeman is booming and new people are moving in all the time.
Bozeman Economy and Housing Growing
After the economy started recovering from the recession in 2009-2010 the construction market began picking up again in Bozeman and now in the last few years you can’t drive anywhere in town without seeing new construction. New apartment rentals are going up at a prodigious rate, some of them appearing so fast that they seem to have simply grown out of the ground in a few short weeks. I recall driving to Costco recently and missing my turn because the housing on the street had changed enough I didn’t recognize it.
With all the changes though, it brings many good things. Gallatin County population is projected to break 100,000 this year, making it one of the fastest growing areas in the state. All this growth means more jobs and more opportunities. If the construction industry is any indication for the future, Bozeman will continue to see an influx of population growth, ushering in more expansion to the area. According to Census Bureau statistics, the population of Bozeman was 45,250 in 2016. It wouldn’t be surprising to see that number reach 50,000 by years end 2017.
Did you know that Bozeman has ranked in the top 10 places to live in the United States nearly every year?
What does all of this mean for you? Well, more options for one. More people and more expansion means more job opportunities and more options for housing and rentals. Competition helps keep businesses honest because we have to compete for YOUR business. If you aren’t happy with the product or service you can easily shop with the competition.