Good to Know for New Great Falls Residents

Welcome to Great Falls, now let’s take care of you!

Welcome to your new life in Great Falls! We’re so glad you’re here – so we want to help get you set-up with key information for resources on utilities, newcomer groups, and more. On this page you’ll find access to city services, home winterization tips, library information, local grocery and gyms, and groups dedicated to getting you plugged-in to the community – adult volleyball anyone?


Newcomer Groups and Resources

These groups are great to join if you are new to Great Falls, recently returned home, or maybe you’ve been here your whole life and want to make new connections. From expanding your professional network to playing a new sport, there are groups for every passion in Great Falls and people who are friendly, welcoming and want to meet you.  In addition to the below, check out Great Falls Facebook events and Visit Great Falls’ calendar to discover endless events for every person and passion!

The Nextdoor app and website allows neighbors to connect with one another, greet newcomers, exchange recommendations and more.

Neighborhood Councils Nine Neighborhood Councils provide a means for residents to actively participate in local government through a formal organization working at the neighborhood level. The Neighborhood Councils provide advice and counsel to the City Commission on a variety of neighborhood issues, including health and safety.

Living in Great Falls

We take great pride in the City of Great Falls and the quality of life we provide our residents. With safe neighborhoods, great schools, abundant recreational opportunities, excellent health care facilities.

Here are some resources to help you get started:

Gyms and Fitness

There are an endless number of ways to burn calories in the great outdoors in Great Falls (hiking, kayaking, you-name-it), but there are also other great fitness options for when you need to switch up your routine with some equipment, personal training or group classes for yoga, crossfit, belly dancing or indoor stand-up paddle boarding.

Explore a few popular locations to get your sweat on:

And so many more!

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In addition to major chains like Target, Walmart, Albertsons, Smith’s and Super 1 Foods, Great Falls residents enjoy local options like 2J’s Fresh Market which specializes in local and organic options, the Great Falls Farmer’s Market every Saturday downtown (June-September), and more.

Public Library

The Great Falls Public Library offers more than just thousands of books, DVDs and downloadable audio and ebooks—they also offer kids programming, homework help and homeschooling resources, free wi-fi, in-house laptop checkout and more.

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Still have questions?

We stand at the ready to connect you with the right people and organizations that have answers.

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