Lifestyle

Montana is nicknamed the Treasure State, a nod to mountains that once produced fortunes in gold and silver. Hundreds of years later, the name still fits, especially here in the Northwest corner of the state. Business owners and entrepreneurs flock to the Flathead, one of Montana’s fastest-growing counties. But the treasures of today take a different form. We have state-of-the-art hospitals and schools, a vibrant arts scene, and a diverse economy, not to mention a natural playground that includes Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park.

Whitefish

Whitefish

Whitefish is an all-season playground. Home to Whitefish Mountain Resort and a beach at Whitefish Lake, the charming downtown is lined with shops, breweries, restaurants and off-Broadway theatre.

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Kalispell

Kalispell

As the Flathead County seat, Kalispell is the area’s regional trade center with a historic downtown. Festivals, fairs, art shows, music and unique sporting events (try pond hockey!) for all seasons keep locals and visitors entertained and fit.

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Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls is the Gateway to Glacier National Park,  and locals and tourists are blinded by the mountainous beauty. Columbia Falls is a community engaged in family-rich activities and known for being business friendly.

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Evergreen

Evergreen

Evergreen is an unincorporated community adjacent to the east side of the city of Kalispell. Business and industry are attracted to Evergreen for its business friendly environment, location on Highways 2 and 35, and BNSF Railway service.

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Bigfork

Bigfork

Home to the Bigfork Playhouse, the best fourth of July parade ever, and the Montana Dragon Boat Festival, Bigfork is nestled around the eastern shores of Flathead Lake. Visit Bigfork’s Main Street anytime, and cherry orchards in July.

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Lakeside / Somers

Lakeside / Somers

Lakeside and Somers are two distinct communities and neighbors on the bay of the Northwest shores of Flathead Lake. The residents enjoy lake living and Blacktail Mountain’s recreational activities (downhill skiing and hiking) at their doorsteps.

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Top Activities

Hiking

Camping

Kayaking

Exploring

Mountain Biking

Storytelling

Fishing

Rock Climbing

Scenic Driving

Horseback Riding

Skiing

Wildlife Viewing

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • Whitefish Winter Carnival named Top 10 Best Carnivals in the World – National Geographic Traveler Magazine
  • Whitefish Mountain Resort named 11 Best Ski Resort in the Nation, and a Top 10 Most Scenic Ski Resort – Ski Magazine
  • Kalispell recognized as Top 25 Best Places to Retire – CNNMoney
  • Kalispell’s Dragon Boat Festival awarded the Montana Tourism Event of the Year
  • Whitefish recognized as World’s 25 Best Ski Towns – National Geographic Adventure