The fourth largest city in the state, Bozeman, Montana, is a college town that is home to Montana State University. In 2001, Bozeman was elected an All-America City by the National Civic League. There are primarily single family homes, along with townhouses and condominiums in the 19 square miles of this city, known for recreational activities, such as fly fishing, hiking, kayaking, and mountain climbing.
Besides beautiful scenery, Bozeman has a number of museums and gardens to visit as well as four national parks and historic areas, including Yellowstone National Park. Bozeman Hot Springs, located in Gallatin Valley, offers natural hot springs, a fitness center, and a spa. Three ski areas are also popular for winter sports. Three city parks offer amenities such as an ice rink, grills, and picnic table. One has an art center and another has a pavilion. You will find plenty of American restaurants, as well as brewpubs, delis, cafes, and sports bars. Shopping options include places to buy antiques, art, crafts, hobbies, furniture, jewelry, and sporting goods.
Aside from Montana State University, there is the Bozeman School District, which has eight elementary schools, two middles schools, and one high school. In addition, there is an alternative school for at-risk secondary students in the district. There is also a private academy that is a co-educational boarding high school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A former elementary school has been converted into a cultural center. The largest employers are Montana State University, followed by high tech companies. The Civic Center is home to a Senior Center, a Racquet Club, and Fitness Center. Bozeman has a dry continental climate and receives higher rainfall than the central and eastern parts of Montana, at around 24 inches annually. The highest average temperature is 81 degrees in July while the lowest average temperature is around 12 degrees in January.