If you enjoy vast expanses of residential neighborhoods with all the amenities of a small town, the Heights is the area for you. The Heights is named for its higher elevation as it is perched on the top of the sandstone rimrocks that run throughout the Billings landscape. Located within 10 minutes of the airport, interstate, and downtown, real estate in the Heights has typically larger lots and more home for your money than the neighborhoods of the west end.
If you’re moving to Billings, the West End is one neighborhood your will likely hear about. The West End includes everything west of 24th Street West, from the Rimrocks to Interstate 90. As one of the most sought-after areas of town, Billings is growing westward by leaps and bounds, making the West End an ideal area to live in for its proximity to shopping, restaurants, and bars. As you move west towards Laurel, farms cover the rolling hills, adding to the rural feel of Billings.
One of the best aspects of living in Billings is the fact that you don’t have to live in the city at all, yet still be close to amenities you enjoy. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of having your own hobby farm – look west toward Laurel, or east toward Shepherd, Huntley, Worden or Ballantine for wide-open space. If you prefer pine trees and rolling hills, south of Billings toward the Prior Mountains or the Emerald Hills of Lockwood are for you.
Downtown Billings is known for its historic homes. The most notable is the P.B. Moss Mansion on Division Street, now known as the Moss Mansion Museum. Whether you head northeast or west from the Moss Mansion, downtown Billings is full of beautiful homes built in the early 1900’s. If historic homes are your cup of tea, you’ll want to check out homes on Clark, Yellowstone, Lewis, Burlington and Alderson. Head north to Pioneer Park and into the hospital corridor, and you’ll find beautifully kept historical homes, as well as some that need some attention.