Best Place to Raise Kids in Montana: Bozeman
Nearby city: Bozeman
Median family income: $63,940
Avg. school math score: 76.44 (State avg.: 65.12)
Avg. school reading score: 89.06 (State avg.: 84.04)
Bozeman once again earns top honors for Montana—and it’s easy to see why. There is no better playground than the great outdoors, something Bozeman features in spades. From nearby Yellowstone National Park to the Bridger Range and Spanish Peaks are endless opportunities for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming. The city also offers cultural opportunities, a historic downtown area with cute shops, and museums such as the Montana Museum of the Rockies.
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