Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA
- Crime & SafetyB+
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Whitefish is a town in Montana with a population of 7,309. Whitefish is in Flathead County and is one of the best places to live in Montana. Living in Whitefish offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Whitefish there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Whitefish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Whitefish are highly rated.
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I love Whitefish, but it can get congested, esp throughout the summer. Even though it's a ski resort town (Big Mountain), summer is the busy time of year. The prices go up and traffic slows down. The jobs are primarily in hospitality and land/home prices are through the roof! Often homes are priced at twice the estimated value and even that has more than doubled since 2014! Not only has the cost of living gone up, but there are more free love/hippie types. I moved here for the clean water and air, and I'm worried everyday about the pollution.
Whitefish is a great family friendly community. There is a lot of activities for families. The outdoor recreation is the highlight of this town in my opinion. It is riddled with hikes, mountains, lakes, streams, and so much more. The town doesn't get too hot or too cold, for Montana that is. The public schools do the best they can to give each student an equal opportunity and an excellent education. The community is tight-knit and unique.
I loved growing up in the small town atmosphere. It was always very safe here, and the scenery is gorgeous. Never-ending opportunities to experience the beautiful outdoors through camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, hunting, skiing, etc.