Bozeman News

Mar 8, 2011 4:35 PM by Beth Saboe

Bozeman on list of 'Best Old House Neighborhoods'

A national magazine recently recognized Bozeman for having one of the "Best Old House Neighborhoods" for college towns in 2011.

This Old House magazine praised Bozeman's historic district for its homes from the Spanish Colonial Revival and Tudor styles to vernacular farmhouses, Queen Annes and Craftsman bungalows.

A historic preservation officer with the city said Bozeman is fortunate to have property owners who pride themselves on keeping up their older homes.

"Bozeman's inventory of historic buildings is actually fairly small. We don't have an extensive array of buildings that need ongoing maintenance," said Courtney Kramer. "And we also are really lucky to have community members who value the quality of life that comes with having an older home in Bozeman."

Kramer said other benefits to living in the historic district is proximity to downtown, the MSU campus and city parks.

Anne Sherwood, a Preservation Board member,initially made contact with This Old House. She and Kramer worked together to coordinate the narrative and photographs.

"This recognition, in addition to Outside magazine naming Bozeman a 'best ski town' and Bozeman's recent recognition as the number seven 'micropolitan economy' only serve to reinforce what we all know: Bozeman is a great place to live and work," said Kramer.


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