Havre, it's the people.
The Havre area reflects a workable balance of historic and modern, providing a mix that honors the founding fathers as well as providing an environment open to change. There is historic architecture and new construction, combined with plenty of green spaces.
The word that best describes Havre is “people.” Great neighborhoods, first-rate schools, opportunity for higher education, and employment provide an excellent and affordable quality of life in Havre. A low crime rate, well-maintained park system, city recreation programs, solid financial and commercial institutions, shopping, dining, and warm friendly people make this agricultural community a great place to live.
Community volunteering is a high priority. The volunteers of Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, Optimist, Jaycees, the United Way as well as the Chamber, along with many other community organizations are living out a service tradition that has deep roots.
Recreation can be found in town at city parks and swimming pool, two 9-hole golf courses and historic attractions. Day trips can be taken to Beaver Creek Park to camp, hike and fish or ski in the winter or take a run to Fresno Reservoir for a day of boating and fishing.
Children’s recreational sports are a high priority. Local parks are filled with young enthusiastic participants, their parents and grandparents, where tennis, skateboarding soccer, and the traditional sports share billing. The winter provides hockey and ice skating opportunities. The high school and the college teams offer another opportunity for spectators to cheer for their favorite sport. School spirit and rivalry runs deep along the Hi-Line.
The school systems are an integral part of the community. The Havre Public School System has built a solid reputation as a district where children and their needs come first. Staff, parents and community members work together to provide innovative educational programs which focus on what today’s youth must know and learn to become tomorrow’s leader. St. Jude's Thaddeus School has been providing a Catholic education since 1916. Education at St. Jude’s is guided by love and concern and the fundamentals of Catholic faith for students from pre-school to 8th grade. With sidewalks and tree-lined streets students are within walking or biking distance from home. Havre also offers a variety of nursery, day-care and pre-school options for parents.
Havre is also home of Montana State University- Northern. With steadfast support from the community through history, Northern continues to contribute to the community and the community in turn gives much to the college. Mutual feelings of pride and appreciation have developed between the college and the community for over 75 years.
One of Havre’s largest employer, Northern Montana Health Care is a community hospital. As the area’s health care needs have increased, Northern Montana Health Care has grown, maintaining a fine tradition for providing the best in medical care and treatment for the Hi-Line. A distinguished medical staff, dedicated staff and state of the art technology make it one of the finest rural hospitals of it size. The campus also includes a Care Center facility along with the Sletten Cancer Center.