Laurel is the third largest community in the Billings Metropolitan Area, and is located in the Yellowstone Valley, as an east-west terminal division point of the Burlington-Northern Railroad. The population is 6,781. Laurel is home to a Cenex Harvest States oil refinery and Montana Rail Link’s Laurel Yard, the largest rail yard between St. Paul, Minnesota and Pasco, Washington.
Laurel has approximately 6,300 people living within the City, with another 5,000 in the surrounding area. It is truly the small town atmosphere that keeps people living and working here.
Residents enjoy a modern bowling alley, and a Fitness Center complete with a swimming pool, weight room, hot tub, exercise equipment and aerobic classes.
Outdoor recreation includes Riverside Park, Buffalo Mirage Fishing Access, Laurel Golf Club, and Cooney Dam.