Put plainly, I think perhaps people are getting pissed about paying hundreds of dollars per night for a middle-of-the-road hotel room around Bozeman. It seems that there are more and more fairly bad reviews of even our well thought of establishments.
Many cities in Montana have gas prices far below $4 a gallon, and you don't even need to fill up at a Costco or Sam's Club to find it. Regular gas stations (as of April 13th) are showing prices as low as $3.67 a gallon.
If you're quick with math, you'll note this is $363 per square foot. This Belgrade, MT condo is in pretty nice shape and located just south of the River Rock pond but remember: you'll also be forking over HOA fees every month too. Let's look at the real estate details.
Yup. And I'm kind of happy about it. Have you ever worked in fast food? IT'S REALLY HARD. Some fast food and other national chain restaurants are currently offering $18 to $20 per hour in the Bozeman area.
I'm talking money. Stretching the paycheck. Incentives that truly work. Bozeman is rapidly running out of time to figure out how to allow us "normal folks" to live here. Let's get insanely creative and throw all the ideas on the wall before it's too late.
That DOES NOT include the $585 City of Bozeman Special Assessment bill I just paid, by the way. This is the ONE brief time of year that I despise living here. Let's take a look at what the hell is on this Gallatin County tax bill, shall we?