Laurel/Park City

Where Rustic Charm Meets Convenient Living.

Welcome to Laurel & Park City

Laurel and Park City, nestled in the heart of Montana, embody the essence of authentic rural living with a distinct small-town vibe. These neighborhoods are the epitome of agricultural lifestyle and development, offering residents a peaceful, self-sustaining environment. Despite their rural charm, Laurel and Park City are just minutes away from the bustling city of Billings, providing the perfect blend of tranquil living and urban convenience.
Laurel, known for its CHS refinery and as a pivotal turntable for Montana Rail Link and BNSF, boasts a strong sense of community and self-sufficiency. Park City, with its historic sites and scenic natural surroundings, offers a quieter, more laid-back lifestyle. Both neighborhoods provide easy river access for fishing and boating enthusiasts, adding to their appeal for those seeking a connection with nature.

What to Love

  • Small-Town Feel: Experience the close-knit community vibe.
  • Proximity to Billings: Enjoy rural living with city amenities just minutes away.
  • Agricultural Roots: A lifestyle grounded in the area's rich agricultural heritage.
  • Outdoor Activities: Easy access to river activities and scenic parks.
  • Vibrant Community Events: From the Laurel 4th of July celebration to Park City's Farmers Market.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Laurel and Park City is defined by a strong sense of community and an appreciation for the simpler things in life. Residents enjoy the benefits of small-town living, such as less traffic and a more relaxed pace, while still having access to essential amenities. The neighborhoods' agricultural roots are evident in their community spirit and the way residents value their connection to the land. This balance of rural charm and convenience makes Laurel and Park City ideal for families and individuals who cherish a community-oriented, peaceful lifestyle.

Dining and Entertainment

Dining in Laurel and Park City reflects the area's rustic charm and community spirit. Redneck Pizza and Fiesta Mexicana in Laurel offer delicious dining experiences, while Your Pie and High Plains Brewing are local favorites for casual outings. The Pelican Cafe and Carlton Depot Eatery & Ale House provide unique culinary delights in a cozy setting.
Entertainment options include the Laurel Golf Course, perfect for a leisurely day of golf, and the Caboose Saloon and Palace Bar & Lounge, which offers a fun bowling alley experience. The areas also host several community events throughout the year, including the Laurel Brew Fest and Park City's Canyon Creek Battlefield Monument.

Things to Do

Laurel and Park City are rich in outdoor activities and community events. Laurel's 4th of July Parade and Fireworks are a major highlight, drawing crowds from all over, while the Christmas Stroll and Farmers Market are perfect for family outings. Parks like Laurel Riverside Park, Lions Family Park, and Thompson Park offer great spaces for picnics, fishing, and relaxation.
Park City, with its serene natural landscapes, is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Sportsman Park provides excellent fishing opportunities and Yellowstone River boat access, making it a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.


Education in Laurel and Park City is served by several notable schools. Laurel High School, Laurel Middle School, and elementary schools like South, West, and Graff cater to the Laurel area. Park City offers a comprehensive K-12 education, ensuring that students in both neighborhoods have access to quality schooling.
Laurel and Park City offer a unique living experience, combining the peacefulness of rural life with the convenience of nearby city amenities. These neighborhoods are perfect for those who value community, nature, and a slower pace of life, all within a stone's throw of the city's hustle and bustle.

Overview for Laurel/Park City, MT

7,164 people live in Laurel/Park City, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $30,973. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Laurel/Park City, MT

Laurel/Park City has 2,958 households, with an average household size of 2.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Laurel/Park City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,164 people call Laurel/Park City home. The population density is 3,294.54 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Laurel/Park City, MT

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The following schools are within or nearby Laurel/Park City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Laurel/Park City, MT

There's plenty to do around Laurel/Park City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Heidi's Coffee Cabin, Carlton Depot Eatery & Ale House, and The Yogurt Shop.

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Dining 0.58 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.68 miles 8 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.28 miles 11 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.35 miles 13 reviews 4.4/5 stars
Dining 1.13 miles 16 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.5 miles 40 reviews 4.2/5 stars
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