I have made some changes around here..

With a view to freshening things up, the design and format of the Best of Bozeman Downtown Real Estate page has been tweaked. Previously the list was presented in the form of a top 10 of properties. However this I have more recently concluded, was too arbitrary and required judgements I was uncomfortable with. While the number of properties featured will remain restricted to 10 (at least for now) they will not be presented with a suggestion of rank.

Equally the geographical boundaries previously imposed have now extended and property types expanded to include and reflect the changing nature of downtown. While I will continue to restrict listings within at least reasonable assertion of being downtown, I will incorporate those on the periphery where they represent value or interest. Commercial property can now be found here as long as it carries with it at least some form of residential capacity. However, new construction and “off plan” developments will still fall outside of consideration for the reasons previously detailed in the “not so small, small print”.

Tim, September 2022.

What it is.

The Best of Bozeman is a weekly updated, curated list of some of the best downtown real estate listings currently available for sale.

The prime real estate offerings featured here have been selected using a proprietary formula that attributes weighting to numerous factors. These include: Location, Value, Condition and a host of other variables.

There are no price or size minimum or maximum parameters set for inclusion. A small cottage is as likely to feature as one of Bozeman’s most historic mansions. Properties are selected independently without inducement. 

I make no claim of definitive expertise, naturally some judgements relating to property are subjective. This must always be kept in mind. However, I believe my research and the data of fact, is sound. Consequently, I trust this collection of “cherry picked” real estate can be a useful resource to a broad spectrum of prospective buyers.

And so to the listings:

New This Week:

A significant price reduction brings 1701 Kenyon Drive (pictured) into the list. 

New Listing 507 N17th Avenue offers nearly 3000 Sq ft and 6 bedrooms for $835,000.

Back on the market and affordable 544 N Bozeman is on a corner lot. And a further price improvement on 10 E Villard.

 

1492 Mae Street, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 374145)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $525,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 Baths
Home size 1,546 sqft
Lot Size 4,343 sqft
Days on Market 72
Status Pending
LOCATION! Maintained three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath open-concept townhome walking distance to many stores and restaurants. New paint and newer floors and carpet. New dryer and furnace. Washer and dryer in unit. Fireplace in unit on first floor. Attached garage. Deck and porch were redone recently. Landscaped/ grass front and backyard. Vacant, move-in ready!!

Property Type(s): Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op

Last Updated 9/6/2022 Tract Walton Homestead
Year Built 2005 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces 1.0 County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Ellie Higgins, America West Real Estate & Dev

(view all details for MLS #374145)

1419 S 4th Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 373993)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $775,000
Beds 4
Baths 2 Baths
Home size 1,416 sqft
Lot Size 14,375 sqft
Days on Market 83
Status Pending
Endless possibilities with this secluded intown bungalow. Currently set up as a duplex but could be used as a single family home as well. 4 beds and 2 3/4 baths with a detached 2XL garage/shop. Close to MSU, Galligator Trail and Main Street amenities. Lot is 14,280 SqFt and zoned R-2

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/16/2022 Tract Capitol Hill Addition
Year Built 1945 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces 3.0 County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Tyler Garrison, ERA Landmark Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #373993)

544 N Montana, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 374838)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $525,000
Beds 2
Baths 1 Bath
Home size 980 sqft
Lot Size 5,759 sqft
Days on Market 63
Status Active
Location, Location, Location. This charming bungalow is located on a corner lot in the highly sought after NE neighborhood. Schedule a showing today.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/8/2022 Tract Bealls Additions
Year Built 1935 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces 1.0 County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Robin Nelson, ERA Landmark Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #374838)

10 E Villard Street, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 374617)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $1,199,000
Beds 4
Baths 3 Baths
Home size 3,206 sqft
Lot Size 6,029 sqft
Days on Market 69
Status Active
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Cool and fun, remodeled, efficient home with an appealing apartment (think income potential) located a half block from Beall Park and 4 blocks from Bozeman's bustling downtown!! Upgraded finishes throughout, SIPS panel construction, gorgeous lighting, beautiful exposed beams, radiant in floor heat in daylight basement apartment, cozy gas stove in living room of main home, and a delightful, functional kitchen with adorable dining area and bay window. The attractive, daylight, basement apartment boasts one bedroom, a sitting area/office, fabulous kitchen, nice sized living room, laundry area with washer and dryer, a full bathroom, and a private, separate entrance. Backyard features a peaceful patio, a large, very nice shed/shop for gear, toys, tools, pleasing landscaping, UG sprinklers, and parking for RV or boat! All of this, and located in a truly fabulous location that can't be beat!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 8/30/2022 Tract Bealls Additions
Year Built 1996 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces n/a County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Tawnya Storm, Realty One Group Peak

(view all details for MLS #374617)

214 S Black Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 373717)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $1,350,000
Beds 7
Baths 4 Baths
Home size 2,905 sqft
Lot Size 7,014 sqft
Days on Market 97
Status Pending
This four unit downtown charmer offers one of the best locations currently on the market. This property is just steps from downtown Bozeman and offers tons of potential. The 1925 home features a 3 bed unit on the main level, 2 bed unit upstairs, 2 bed unit in the lower level, and a 1 bed unit in the detached 2 car garage. The property is zoned B3 and is located one lot behind the Black and Olive development. The property has been run as a vacation rental and 3 of the units are being offered fully furnished for a turnkey opportunity. All of the photos represent the 3 units being offered furnished. The lower level has not been photographed and is not being offered furnished. The home has had various upgrades and remodels and offers a great opportunity with its current use or potential for future renovations. This location is unmatched and is unique with the ability to operate short term rentals or potential future redevelopment.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/2/2022 Tract Black Addition
Year Built 1925 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Joe Duval, Montana Life Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #373717)

505 S 11th, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 374087)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $1,149,000
Beds 8
Baths 4 Baths
Home size 4,040 sqft
Lot Size 9,828 sqft
Days on Market 84
Status Active
Beautiful maintained huge corner lot on the South Side, only block from University and Cooper Park. Big picture windows in living room with Bridger Mtn views and wood fireplace. Kitchen has newer black appliances and painted cabinets. Formal dining room off of kitchen is being used as an office. New windows in 2018, new roof in 2011, new furnace 2018 with tankless water heater in 2018. Bathrooms redone just last year. Backyard has a lovely deck, large trees, a large garden area, dog kennel/chicken coop and a shed and large 2 car detached garage. Bsmt apt with separate entrance has 4 bedrooms, one has been turned into a living room. No HOA or covenants possible SHORT TERM rental. This great home has a great price and ready to go!!!!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/7/2022 Tract West Side Addition
Year Built 1966 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Trisha Easton, Keller Williams Montana Realty

(view all details for MLS #374087)

1221 S Willson Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 374922)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $799,000
Beds 5
Baths 3 Baths
Home size 1,845 sqft
Lot Size 6,752 sqft
Days on Market 56
Status Active
This charming bungalow sits on a large .15 -acre corner lot on South Willson Avenue - one of the most iconic streets in Bozeman. Less than a mile to main street, this recently updated five bed, three bath home has a huge fenced yard and a two car garage with massive attic space that offers plenty of room for expansion. Walk or ride down the tree-lined street to main street, MSU campus (only a 3 block walk to the heart of campus!) or the Galligator trail system from this lovely, classic downtown home.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/19/2022 Tract None
Year Built 1949 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Jeremy Seglem, Big Sky Sotheby's - Bozeman

(view all details for MLS #374922)

114 S 7th Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 373530)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $750,000
Beds 4
Baths 2 Baths
Home size 1,360 sqft
Lot Size 3,350 sqft
Days on Market 92
Status Active
Charming 1920's craftsman home in the heart of Bozeman just three blocks to Cooper Park and two blocks to downtown! This beautifully maintained cottage features original oak floors, built-ins, and new carpet. A lush fenced and professionally landscaped yard offers a perfect space to relax and unwind. The kitchen and bathrooms have been tastefully updated yet retaining their original charm. Potential for basement conversion to separate apartment due to a rear separate entrance. Off alley single car garage.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 6/29/2022 Tract Park Addition
Year Built 1920 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces 1.0 County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Jennifer Monroe, Absaroka Realty

(view all details for MLS #373530)

1701 Kenyon Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 374767)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $1,975,000
Beds 4
Baths 4 Baths
Home size 5,308 sqft
Lot Size 20,909 sqft
Days on Market 58
Status Active
Unequalled views of the valley... Large windows and two-level wrap around porch allow for views of the entire valley for miles. You can see the entire city of Bozeman, the Bridger Mountains, Lone Peak - you have to see the views to believe it. Large lot backs up to open space and Burke Park trail system. Open floor plan is great for entertaining, with master suite on the main level. Walk out basement features high ceilings and large windows for plenty of natual light. Basement has a large family room, 2 bedrooms plus additional master bedroom and large open room with windows that could be used for storage, workspace, or converted into additional bedrooms. Great functional floor plan on one of the best lots in town.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/14/2022 Tract Grafs 1st Addition
Year Built 1991 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Tom Starner, Starner Commercial Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #374767)

506 N 17th Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715 (MLS # 376855)

(all data current as of 9/28/2022)
Price $835,000
Beds 6
Baths 3 Baths
Home size 2,998 sqft
Lot Size 11,195 sqft
Days on Market 16
Status Active
A rare opportunity! This large, centrally located home in the sought after NorthEast area of Bozeman boasts 6 bedrooms. The well cared for home features an efficient kitchen, breakfast nook with heated tile floor, dining & living area, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the upper level, while the lower level has an additional 3 bedrooms, full bath, large family room and laundry room. Several recent updates include a new water heater, new Anderson windows and new carpet in the basement family room. The oversize lot on a quiet street has mature landscaping, several fruit trees (plum and apple varieties), and an underground sprinkler system. Take in fantastic views of the Bridger Mountains from the large, entertainment sized back deck accessed from the kitchen or master bedroom. A rear alley provides access to the back of the lot, and adds a privacy buffer from back yard neighbors. Schools and all of the amenities of downtown are just minutes away.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/13/2022 Tract Grafs 3rd Addition
Year Built 1973 Community Bozeman City Limits
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Gallatin
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by Christy Delger, Delger Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #376855)

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    THE BEST OF BOZEMAN “NOT SO SMALL” PRINT

    The Best of Bozeman Downtown Real Estate List is restricted to a loosely defined area North of Kagy, South of Oak, East of 19th and West of Highland. In certain cases a particularly interesting listing outside this area may be included.  The requisite elements for inclusion are that the property is listed with a cooperating MLS brokerage and it is not a new build.  My rationale for excluding new build is that I am not a building surveyor and not a professional judge of build quality.  Secondly price points are often dictated by factors not entirely market driven and lastly, I want someone to have had experience of living in the property.

    Secondly, Schools. They are not given significant weighting in this list for a number of reasons.  The main being that my specialist area of Bozeman, frankly, has no bad schools. If there is a specific school that buyers wish their children to attend then clearly, they will address their search accordingly.

     

    Finally, this is an attempt to adapt some science to partly un-scientific process. I make no claim of definitive expertise, naturally some judgements relating to property are subjective and in these assessments are elements of my own judgement and opinion. While, I believe my research and the data of fact is sound, this should be kept in mind.  I will do my best to keep the information here up to date and to the best of my knowledge accurate. 

    However, NO assurance of absolute accuracy in any area is either claimed or implied.