Just the facts: This is not an opinion piece. It's what you find when you look up the property under construction known as "5 West" Mendenhall. It's less than a block away from our studios.

Yup. My math skills say that this 3rd floor condo now listed online at Realtor.com works out to just over $517 per square foot.

$477,000 divided by 922 square feet equals $517.35.

This particular listing is 1 bedroom, 1 full bath & another 1/2 bath.

Coldwell Banker - Realtor dot com
Coldwell Banker - Realtor dot com

Introducing 5 West - where life, work, and play converge in the vibrant heart of downtown Bozeman.

Perched on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors, you can't beat the panoramic city and mountain views from these urban style homes. Brilliantly designed with custom finishes and materials, each floor plan is ideal for all! This one bedroom + den 3rd floor unit has a private master bathroom as well as powder room for guests.

The functional kitchen has tall wood cabinets, a full pantry, and a large center island, perfect for entertaining.

Large windows make the space light and bright.

OK, a LITTLE bit of opinion: I could never afford something like this, but quite frankly, I'd love living in a downtown space such as this. (I have high hopes for North 7th Avenue in a few years, actually.)

I said the same thing when Willson School was redeveloped. Could I afford it? Hell no, but I still think it's a wonderful renovation to a part of the building that was unused and basically falling down. I'd rather see it fixed up, lived in and someone paying taxes on it!


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