Robin J Nelson
ERA Landmark Real Estate
As far as the community scene, Bozeman hosts the Hatch Festival & Sweet Pea festival every year, the Bite of Bozeman closes our main street on warm summer evenings (as does Music on Main) and we enjoy the sounds of the Bozeman Symphony, The Montana Ballet Company and live plays inside the Ellen Theater. Our community supports the arts, whether it is for school kids (Bozeman High School's Marching Band marched in the Rose Bowl Parade in 1999) or our community (Jack Horner resides in Bozeman and works in our Museum of the Rockies) there is always something to do! Bozeman is also home to Montana State University, providing a lively youth culture.
The budget you proposed will provide you with a nice home in Bozeman. Depending on your location you could purchase a home on a couple of acres or a fine home in a growing subdivision. As of today, with over 2,060 properties currently offered on our market, the average list price is $584,802. With a budget as you described you would be able to purchase an above average home with higher end finishes.
Hopefully this helps, we would love to have you here!