There are many small towns, farms and rural areas in Montana perfect for retirement living. Some are Missoula which is booming with retirees, Billings, Helena, Great Falls, Polson MT.
Best Small Towns in Montana
Virtually every town in Montana can be classified as a small town. The biggest “city” is Billings, which is just a hair above 100,000 people. Despite being the 4th largest state; Montana ranks 44th in population. Montana became the 41st state on November 8, 1889. Montana Retirement Communities
Bozeman is located in the gorgeous Gallatin Valley. The town attracts visitors because of the three ski lodges and its close proximity to Yellowstone. Bozeman has excellent shopping and dining. It is also becoming a popular location for wealthy individuals to build their dream summer homes. Bozeman is also home to the state’s flagship university – Montana State University.
This Montana town currently has around 30,000 people. Butte was once a major mining town with a thriving population of over 100,000 citizens. The decline of the mining industry caused Butte to undergo a major decline in the mid 20th century. Since then Butte has undergone a transformation by rebuilding its downtown and embracing its mining history. History buffs will love visiting the old mining shafts that give a glimpse of Butte’s glorious past.
Great Falls is named after the waterfalls located on the Missouri River. This small Montana town is located in the center of the state and is a long way from anything else. It’s an isolated place, which is very appealing to those wanting to truly get away. Great Falls offers excellent dining, small town entertainment, antique shops, and a slow easy pace. It’s also known for its friendly residents.
Helena serves as the state capital. It’s one of the larger towns in Montana with just over 30,000 people. Helena has enjoyed a prosperous economy through the years because of the stability provided by government jobs. Helena has a great downtown with historic buildings and cool shops and diners. Newer parts of the town are perfect for those that like fast food restaurants and modern strip malls.
Kalispell is located very close to Glacier National Park. It gets quite a few tourists in the summer due to its location. Since its economy is driven by tourism there are an abundance of dining and shopping options for a town this small. The Kalispell summers are known for being mild and sunny.
This is the state’s fastest growing town partially because it is the home of the state’s other flagship university – University of Montana. The presence of the university gives this town a lot of dining, entertainment, and culture compared with many other towns in Montana. It’s the perfect location for people who want modern conveniences and outdoor recreation options like boating, fishing, and hiking.
This town is located on the edge of Yellowstone National Park, and is a pure tourist town. Despite being a “tourist trap” the small town has a lot of character that can be seen in the architecture and businesses. The town has an abundance of mom and pop shops and diners and has resisted letting in the big box stores.
TheKnolls at Hillcrest -55+ Community Bozeman Montana
1412 Post Drive Bozeman, MT 59715
The Knolls at Hillcrest is an active adult lifestyle neighborhood for residents 55 and better, located within The Highlands – a newly created 500-acre masterplanned community in Bozeman, Montana. The Knolls was designed for easy living to enhance the lifestyle and well-being of its community residents. Footpaths at the door lead to health care facilities, shopping, dinging, spa, and social activities. Those same paths connect to an extensive corridor of hiking and biking trails, and parks that showcase tranquil streams and serene fields, among the grandeur of awe-inspiring vistas. The Knolls neighborhood offers distinctive bungalows, creative one-story layouts, and some homes with lofts.
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