Big Sky is a very small town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 2,455 people and just one neighborhood, Big Sky is the 33rd largest community in Montana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Big Sky, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Big Sky, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Big Sky’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Big Sky does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $65,602.
Real Estate Prices
Big Sky home prices are not only among the most expensive in Montana, but Big Sky real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Big Sky is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Big Sky is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Sky who work in management occupations (13.00%), sales jobs (12.45%) and food service (12.32%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Big Sky is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Big Sky’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Big Sky has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Big Sky a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Big Sky spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.51 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Even though Big Sky is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.