Bozeman is a thriving town in west central Montana, home to Montana State University - Bozeman and its 10,000 students. Bozeman is located in the Gallatin Valley and surrounded by mountains on all sides. There is a vibrant downtown with a busy new library and great outdoor stores. Restaurants are full and people are on the street at 9PM. People move here for the access to the astonishing wilderness nearby. The population of 39,000 is growing very rapidly (42% from 2000 to 2008) and that includes active adults moving here to maintain an active lifestyle in retirement. Photos of Bozeman courtesy of Susan Cerulean.