Billings is the largest city in Montana with a population of over 100,000 and the largest in a 500 mile radius making it a hub for shopping, medical services, and entertainment. It is nicknamed the Magic City because of its rapid growth from its founding as a railroad town in 1882.

Rental Recommendations

  • Judy Wright at Oak Holding- 406.549.9813
  • Fischer and Erwin Property Management, 1005 Central Ave, Billings, 406-245-6263

Rental information

The has a list of available rentals in its classifieds online.
Rainbow Property Management LLC (406) 248-9028
Professional Management LLC (406) 259-7870
There are other various property management companies in Billings that are listed on


Northwestern Energy (888) 467-2669
Qwest Communications (800) 244-1111
Bresnan Communications (877) 273-7626
Montana Dakota Utilities (800) 424-5555

Community Events/Attractions

Check out the Billings Calendar for a more complete and current listing.

There are various summer events including the Strawberry Festival in Downtown Billings, Big Sky State Games, Summerfair, Big Skyfest, and Magis City Blues Festival.

Farmer’s market runs downtown during the summer on Saturdays

Wine and Food Festival at Montana State University-Billings

Billings Studio Theatre-volunteer to usher for free admission

Venture Theatre-Improv on Saturday nights, One Act Festival, Halloween Haunted house, and Wet Ink.-volunteers get free admission.

Corn Maze in the fall

Yellowstone Art Museum, Moss Mansion, and Western Heritage Center

Zoo Montana

Billing Bulls-Hockey, Billings Mustangs-baseball, and Billings Outlaws-arena football

Trails for Ales is great event to watch out for in the fall. You can taste a huge variety of beers while a live band plays.
-If the admission tickets are too expensive, find out who fund the event and volunteer to get in for FREE!

Non-Profits and Partners

Foster Grandparents, Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, Boys & Girls Clubs, Mayor’s Office on Homelessness, Salvation Army, Second Chance Homes, United Way of Yellowstone County, Family Support Network, Montana Wyoming Tribal Council, Montana Credit Unions for Community Developments (Billings Federal Credit Union), Downtown Billings and numerous others.

Community Info:

YMCA Membership:
The Billings Y is located 402 N. 32nd St.
Apply for a membership scholarship for a discounted monthly payment. For the 2009-2010 VISTAs, Y Membership was about $11.50 a month.

Grocery Stores:
Albertsons are located around town.

IGA's are smaller and seem to be cheaper than Albertsons.

Good Earth Market
3024 2nd Avenue North
It's a organic grocery coop located downtown. It is pricier but has great produce and some items are only found here. You can become a member for $10 and get a 10% monthly discount.

Coffee Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Breweries

Montana Ave. Downtown is the trendy part of Billings with a bunch of restaurants, most of the club/bar scene and can be expensive.

Off the Leaf:
A cool coffee shop with a lot of space and a trendy atmosphere.

Montana Brewing Company:
One of the best restaurants in town. Great beer and great food. They have award winning brews. They have some pretty good happy hours.

Yellowstone Valley Brew:
2123 1st Ave N # B
Great dark beer: Black Widow Stout. All the breweries (without restaurants) in Billings are in garages, pretty much, with limited seating. Close at 8.

Angry Hank's Micro Brewery: (406) 252-3370
2405 1st Ave N
Good beer. Closes at 8 with limited seating in a garage type place.

Carter's Brewing: (406) 252-0663‎
2526 Montana Ave
Good beers. More seating and not quite garage-like

Bones Brewing Pub and Eatery:
1425 Broadwater Ave
We found the beers to be somewhat watered down. We also call this place the Bar-Mall because it connect several bars, casinos, etc together.

Siam Thai: (406) 652-4315‎
3210 Henesta Dr # G
Great Thai food that moderately priced. They close at 9 and don't seat after…8:30ish.

Cafe DeCamp: 406-256-7285
1404 6th Ave N.
Great local and natural food. It's a cute place with limited seating that tries to use all local and natural produce. Moderately priced.

Another great restaurant that uses local ingredients. Its menu changes monthly and the executive chef has won numerous awards. On the pricier side.

The Q
A martini bar/restaurant that is next to the Carlin on Montana Ave.. Delicious martinis for a great price. Most are between $6 and $8 in a swank environment.

The Loft
Supposedly the Gay Bar in town, but it has a mixed crowd. There is a small cover, but probably the best dance music in Billings.

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