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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Big Sky is a town in Montana with a population of 2,904. Big Sky is in Gallatin County and is one of the best places to live in Montana. Living in Big Sky offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Big Sky there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Big Sky and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Big Sky are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$397,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,365
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    4%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Big Sky

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,551
National
$55,322
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Big Sky Reviews

3 reviews
Do you like being outside, even in the most extreme winter weather? If so, bundle up! This might just be the place for you. Skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, and during the summer there is no shortage of hiking, mountain biking, fishing and playing in the Gallatin River. There really is no reason to be bored! The hardest part about living here, as with most secluded mountain towns, is the difficulty of securing a decently priced place to live. Most are expensive, and property values seem to only go up around here.
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Big Sky is an amazing place to live. If you love the outdoors Big Sky is the place for you. In the winter there is skiing, ice skating, hiking, ice climbing and more. In the summer there is fishing, rafting, running, hiking, biking. The community is very welcoming and it is a great place to be and explore. The dinning is decent for being such a small town and it is located only one hour from Yellowstone national park.
❤Love this place ❤ lived in this neighbor hood since I was in kindergarten. l remember the first day we got to go look at our new house 🏠. My siblings and I was checking out all the rooms and bathrooms. Our house had four bedrooms n two bathrooms which was huge because we was still just tiny when we moved in. As we was looking around my sister and I got lost that's how big the house seemed. Every since we moved in we still have about four original neighbors that been here since we have which made us very close to one another n also or kids n there kids get along very well