Lockwood / Emerald Hills

A suburban oasis with room to grow and explore.

Welcome to Lockwood

Lockwood is a suburb that perfectly encapsulates the essence of quiet, suburban living while offering the promise of growth and development. This neighborhood is a haven for those seeking a peaceful yet dynamic lifestyle. With its new high school and upcoming interchange, Lockwood is poised for rapid expansion, making it an exciting place to be. The area's affordability in terms of land and housing adds to its appeal, particularly for those looking to establish their roots in a community that's both friendly and forward-looking.
What sets Lockwood apart is its balance between residential tranquility and commercial activity. The presence of the ExxonMobile Oil refinery, mainly in the commercial zone north of the interstate, signifies the area's industrial strength. Despite this, Lockwood retains its quiet, suburban charm, offering residents a comfortable escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

What to Love

  • Quiet Suburban Setting: Enjoy peace and tranquility.
  • Growing Community: Be part of a neighborhood on the brink of exciting development.
  • Easy Accessibility: The interstate makes commuting and traveling a breeze.
  • Affordable Living: More budget-friendly options in land and housing.
  • Spacious Lots: Ideal for those who need extra space for their hobbies and toys.

Local Lifestyle

Lockwood's lifestyle is characterized by its friendly atmosphere and spacious environment. Residents here enjoy the benefits of suburban living with the added advantage of larger lots, perfect for those with recreational vehicles or outdoor hobbies. The community is tight-knit, with neighbors often forming strong bonds over shared interests and local activities. The blend of residential comfort and easy access to commercial areas makes Lockwood an ideal location for families, professionals, and retirees alike.

Dining and Entertainment

While Lockwood may not be a dining hotspot, it offers a selection of convenient and familiar options. Fast food restaurants provide quick and easy meals for busy residents. For grocery needs, Lockwood IGA stands as a community staple, offering a range of products to cater to the neighborhood's daily requirements.
The area's entertainment is more focused on outdoor activities and community events. Lockwood hosts several RV stores, including Bretz RV, the largest in the state, catering to outdoor enthusiasts. The Billings Livestock Commission adds a unique flavor to the area, reflecting its agricultural roots.

Things to Do

For outdoor enthusiasts, Lockwood is a treasure trove of natural beauty and recreational activities. The Pictograph Caves and Four Dances Recreation Area offer hiking trails and breathtaking views, perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Emerald Hills Subdivision represents the residential growth of the area, showcasing new developments that blend modern living with the neighborhood's natural charm.
The community also engages in various activities like 4-H, fostering a sense of unity and shared interests among residents. These events and venues not only provide entertainment but also strengthen the community spirit that is so integral to Lockwood's identity.


Education in Lockwood is well-served with several notable schools. The newly built Lockwood High School, established in 2020, is a modern educational facility catering to the needs of the growing community. Lockwood Elementary and Middle School offer quality education to younger students, preparing them for their high school journey and beyond.
Lockwood is a neighborhood that offers more than just a place to live; it's a community brimming with potential and opportunities for growth. Its blend of quiet suburban life, affordable living, and the promise of new developments make it an attractive destination for those looking to settle in a place that offers both comfort and excitement.

Overview for Lockwood / Emerald Hills, MT

7,162 people live in Lockwood / Emerald Hills, where the median age is 35.5 and the average individual income is $29,037. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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35.5 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Lockwood / Emerald Hills, MT

Lockwood / Emerald Hills has 2,593 households, with an average household size of 2.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lockwood / Emerald Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,162 people call Lockwood / Emerald Hills home. The population density is 557.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.88 / 49.12%

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Schools in Lockwood / Emerald Hills, MT

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The following schools are within or nearby Lockwood / Emerald Hills. 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 Lockwood / Emerald Hills, MT

There's plenty to do around Lockwood / Emerald Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Thirsty Street Brewing, Liberty And Vine, and Bitter Creek Outfitters.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $ 4.97 miles 39 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 4.9 miles 13 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Active 4.85 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.23 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
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