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7 Ranges Ranch - Bozeman Ranch - Montana Ranches - Seven Ranges - Montana Horse property

7 Ranges Ranch - Bozeman Ranch - Montana Ranches - Seven Ranges - Montana Horse property

Just outside of Bozeman’s hustle and bustle, 7 Ranges is quietly located on the foothills of the Hyalite Mountain Range. World class fly fishing, skiing and sporting activities are the backdrop to 7 Range’s historic fence lines.

A stone’s throw away nightlife and commercial amenities can also be found in charming Gallatin Gateway with it’s rustic charm and local small town flavor. With all that 7 Ranges has to offer, it has been well worth the wait: Brochure: Seven Ranges Ranch, Bozeman, Montana

7Ranges is a private, gated, luxury land community offering 18 home sites on over 1300 acres. Secluded setting in the Gallatin Valley foothills between Bozeman and Big Sky with miles of trails for enjoyment and access to thousands of acres of Forest Service.

Stunning, 360 degree views of the valley at large and 7 mountain ranges. Utilities to every tract and covenants allow for private residence, guest house, barn and outbuildings. Horses are very welcome.

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From: bizjournals – July 21, 2008 by G. Scott Thomas

Bozeman Ranked #2 Dreamtown in United States

Helena, Montana Ranked #5

America may be a metropolitan nation, but most of us don’t seem very happy about it.

A total of 252 million people — 83.5 percent of all Americans — live in metropolitan areas. That includes 164 million in the 51 biggest metros, the ones with populations above 1 million.

Yet a substantial number of these residents of big cities and inner-ring suburbs don’t have their hearts in it. They would prefer to live on the suburban fringe or in small-town America, as repeatedly shown by surveys during the past decade.

The top three small towns:
1. Torrington, Conn.
2. Bozeman, Montana.
3. Lexington Park, Md.

Bozeman Quality of Life –
Strengths: This Rocky Mountain community is fast-growing and prosperous. Only four micropolitan areas have expanded more rapidly than Bozeman since the start of this decade. The local poverty rate is the lowest in any U.S. micro, and the unemployment rate is the second-lowest.
Location: South-central Montana, west of Billings
Closest major metropolitan area: Denver, 517 air miles

Bozeman Quick Stats –
Area population: 81,763
Population growth since 2000: 20.5%
Average commuting time: 20.6 minutes
Median household income: $47,532
Homeownership rate: 66.2%
Median house value: $261,900
Adults with bachelor’s degrees: 45.2%

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Belgrade Montana ImagesOften overshadowed by Bozeman, Belgrade, Montana has established itself as a unique and independent family oriented community with excellent services and a highly respected school system, all the while retaining the feel of a small, western town. From Belgrade it’s a short trip to visit Lewis and Clark State Park, explore Lewis and Clark Caverns, visit Yellowstone National Park, fly fish the Madison or Jefferson Rivers, float the Gallatin River, hunt for large or small game, or enjoy a wide range of other Gallatin Valley recreational opportunities.

Twenty-first century Belgrade, with an excellent school system, is one of Montana’s fastest growing communities. Belgrade welcomes those looking for a family-oriented community. Belgrade offers easy access to a major railroad line, a regional airport, the U.S. Interstate Highway System (I-90), and agricultural, manufacturing, retail, and bio-tech businesses. The City of Belgrade offers a Revolving Loan Fund program, offering low-cost loan programs for new and relocating businesses.

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Bozeman’s Sweet Pea Festival is a celebration of the Arts. Bozeman, Montana’s Sweet Pea Festival was instituted to celebrate the arts in and around the community of Bozeman. The Sweet Pea Festival thrives because Bozeman and the greater Gallatin Valley region desires to continue in this annual celebration of the arts…because art adds immensely to the life of the community.

From The Sweet Pea website:

Founders. The Sweet Pea Festival had its humble beginnings in 1978. It was established to be a community event that celebrates, cultivates and promotes the arts in Bozeman”. The founders of this event wrote on April 13, 1977; “a working committee took shape from an amorphous group of Bozemanites dedicating themselves to staging a three-day “celebration of creativity” among the community ….”.

Giving back to the community. Sweet Pea is the definition of community in its purest form. The original founders desired that the festival support and encourage cultural activities beyond the annual celebration. To this end, the Sweet Pea Festival has a proud tradition of returning any funds gathered beyond expenses back to the community. Any profits realized above and beyond the year’s expenses are given back to the community, each year, in the form of grants for arts, arts education and special projects, such as taking care of the beautiful park that hosts the Festival.

Run by Volunteers. Sweet Pea has always been run and organized by volunteers. It has grown from a group of 17 organizers to 35 committees, 50 year-round Board members and up to 2,000 volunteers by the time all is accomplished for the current year.

Funding. Sweet Pea is funded primarily by the sale of the admissions. The first organizers purchased two button making machines and five committee members created 1,000 buttons each. In 2004 over 19,000 buttons were sold.

You may volunteer. Sweet Pea has been an important part of the arts and the artistic and cultural life of Bozeman for nearly 30 years. It is the hope of all of the dedicated volunteers, past and present that Sweet Pea will continue on in the exciting and important tradition it has established and continue to remain the most cherished celebration that it is.

Premier Events include: Sweet Pea Ball, Chalk on the Walk, Bite of Bozeman, Art Show Opening

Things To Do:

MUSIC – PARADE – POSTER – THEATRE – More Bozeman Events

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