They are people of vision and foresight who strive to maintain a quality of life unequaled. This community of 10,000 is known for its steadfastness, deep rooted family values and its small town ideals. Our friendly community prides itself as an ideal place to raise a family, start a business or retire. Besides being a great location nestled in the Milk River Valley along Montana’s Hi-Line, where blue skies, and wide-open spaces abound, Havre is life at its best.
As the largest city on the Hi-Line and the county seat of Hill County, it serves as a wholesale distribution and retail center for communities within 150 miles. The diverse geography of the Milk River, golden wheat fields and the rising peaks of the Bears Paw Mountains, towering several thousand feet above the plains surround the city of Havre.
Havre is home to Montana State University-Northern providing academic excellence for over 75 years. Havre Public Schools tradition of Excellence continues at Havre High School, Havre Middle School and 3 elementary schools. Private school education is also available at St. Jude’s Thaddeus School.
Northern Montana Health Care is one of Havre’s largest employers. NMHC is the center of a comprehensive system of medical services staffed with health care professionals who meet the growing need of our Hi-Line communities.
Those who enjoy a slower pace of life and open spaces along with cultural history, feel right at home in Havre. A low crime rate, a well maintained park system, city recreation programs, solid financial and commercial institutions, an award winning health care system, education systems that stand on excellence, shopping, dining and warm friendly people make this agricultural community a great place to live, work and raise a family.
The four seasons provide year-round outdoor recreation. Fishing, camping and boating takes place at Fresno Reservoir a few minutes west of Havre. A short 20-minute drive south is Beaver Creek Park, in the Bear Paw Mountains where summer and winter recreation abound. The splendid fall colors combined with the changing Aspens creates the perfect backdrop for a relaxing fall picnic.
Vande Bogart Library at MSU-Northern. Open to the public and serves as a selective U.S. Government depository.
Havre Public School
Highland Park Elementary
Havre Middle School
Havre High School
St. Jude's Thaddeus School
Seventh Day Adventist School
Havre-Hill County Library