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Cities in the Spotlight: Billings

Yellowstone National Park is a short drive from Billings.

Yellowstone National Park is a short drive from Billings.

If you want to bring your moving containers to a city in Big Sky country, one of the best spots could be Billings. The city has many historical areas, and is one of the larger cities in the region.

Billings has a population of nearly 106,000, which makes it the largest in the state of Montana. If you plan to travel in the city, it may be a good idea to take advantage of the city's bus service, which is named MET Transit.

The weather is relatively consistent with the rest of the region, as it has warm summers and cold winters. The average summer high in Billings is 89 degrees, while the average winter low temperature is 15 degrees, according to data from The Weather Channel. The majority of the city's precipitation occurs in the late spring and early summer.

Billings is home to multiple places of higher education, so if you are looking for a place to go to school, or even send your kids, the city may have what you are looking for. Montana State University Billings is located in the city, as well as Rocky Mountain College. Montana State University's main campus is located in Bozeman, which is approximately two hours west of the city. The University of Montana, located in Missoula, is close to five hours away.

If you are looking for sports in Billings, there are some options available. The city is the home of the Pioneer Baseball League's Mustangs, as well as the American West Hockey League's Bulls. The Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark also holds multiple rodeos during the year.

Natural, man-made wonders prevalent in Billings
If you are a fan of the outdoors, Billings may be a good destination for you. The city is close to Yellowstone National Park, which is one of the largest national parks in the country. Pictograph Cave State Park is also near Billings, which has rock paintings that date back thousands of years.

Billings is the home of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, which was the site of one of the final battles between Native American tribes and the U.S. Army. It is also near the Pompeys Pillar National Monument, which was one of the stops on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.