Retire in Whitefish, MT

Livability Score
57
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
6542
Median Househould Income
48813
Median Age
40.2
65 Years and Over
1069
Median Home Value
265100
Unemployed
282
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Pig & Olive

Located in the upbeat Stumptown Marketplace and has been voted the best sandwich shop in Whitefish for the past 2 years, and deservedly so! Came in early...

2. Amazing Crepes & Catering

Wow. WOW!! These crepes are mind-blowingly (pretty sure I made that word up, but it fits) delicious. This place was good we went back for breakfast again...

3. Whitefish Lake Restaurant

We visited twice on our trip since this was such a pleasant place to eat. Not cheap, we spent about $100 each night but it was memorable and delicious....

4. Jersey Boys Pizzeria

The best pizza! We also had the Jersey buns and the chicken parm sub which were good but I would recommend saving all your appetite for eating as much pizza...

5. Oso's

Went to Oso's while staying at Fish Creek Campground. Our family loves Mexican and was already enjoying Montana BBQ so this seemed like the perfect spot....

Golf
1. Meadow Lake Resort

Stayed in the rooms attached to the main building, not the condos. Great views of the golf course from my balcony. The room was very clean. I booked this...

2. Whitefish Lake Golf Club

Entire staff was the best I have ever encountered especially the cart boys a and the front guy from SF. Great experience and son loved hitting golf balls...

3. Glacier View Golf Club

Fun relaxing golf course. Friendly staff and a restaurant with fantastic food. Had the burger all loaded up. Don't remember one this good in a long time.

4. Frontier Kitchen At the Creekside

We have eaten here nearly every week this summer. Food is always great, service can be a little slow but they are newly opened so I will give them a break...

5. Meadow Lake Golf Resort

I bought a package at the Spokane Golf show but I was so disappointed that I left without golfing...never missed a tee time in my life. They don't let you...

Active
1. Glacier National Park

Don't tell the other National Parks, but I think Glacier has stole my heart. The breathtaking views, amazing hikes and comfortable climate are just a start...

2. Glacier Raft Company

Did the full day kayak, includes river side grilled steak lunch with slaw noodle salad, fresh fruit, veg and dips, chip and salsa and cookies, steak were a...

3. Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company

We took a half day fishing trip today and loved it. The quick and dirty: We were greeted by friendly staff and taken out on the trip almost immediately....

4. Glacier Cyclery & Nordic

I'm an avid cyclist from Kalispell, who became quite bummed out when Montana Adventure Sports (MAS) closed down this summer. Renny Johnson (owner of MAS)...

5. Swan Mountain Outfitters

First off, if you're going on a llama trek, ask for Ben to be your guide. Ben is awesome. Be like Ben. I went on the evening 3-hour wine and cheese llama...

Arts
1. Nickel Charlie's Casino

Glad we listened to people who told us that this was a good place to eat. Good food ,good service and a very nice atmosphere. We bought four dinners and the...

2. Conrad Mansion

Went on a wonderful tour when visiting the area in the winter. They were supposed to be closed, but we called and they offered to take us in after a school...

3. Glacier Sun Winery & Tasting Room

There local fruit wines were very tasty but too sweet for my liking. I did however enjoy the apple wine sangria during sippin Saturday! Their Reds were good...

4. Signature Theatres

Very clean. Lots of options, and average concession prices. A great experience. Went to captain america civil war 3 days after it came out and it was less...

5. Think Local Exclusively Montana Made

Near the end of our week long vacation in Kalispell, we wanted some authentic and local gifts to bring home. This shop offers plenty of not too touristy...

Shopping
1. Sweet Peaks

Cute little trendy ice cream shop! They have unique flavors and a great vibe. I got the salted peanut butter chocolate which was delicious! Definitely pop...

2. Glacier Cyclery & Nordic

I'm an avid cyclist from Kalispell, who became quite bummed out when Montana Adventure Sports (MAS) closed down this summer. Renny Johnson (owner of MAS)...

3. Toggery

They have a great selection of quality clothing and they do not over price anything which is hard to find. The fitting rooms are kind of cute to. They have...

4. Rocky Mountain Outfitter

What a nice store. They only sell high end brands. The staff is the best part though. I am visiting from Phoenix and was looking at a ski pack. They took so...

5. Costco

Costco is my favorite place to grocery shop. What's not to love? Member only access, free samples, cheap gas, the ability to return anything without...

Health
1. Pfister Physical Therapy

funny story, a man ( me ) walks into a physical therapist's office ( Devin ) and says "it isn't my back that is bothering me, it is pain in my thigh and my...

2. Michelle Spring, MD

Dr Michelle Spring and her staff are awesome!!!! :) I had a small procedure done, and everything from start to finish was smooth, no problems, and above...

3. The Montana Center For Laser Dentistry

Since Dr. Colonna came to town his office has expanded rapidly over the many years I have been a client. Now with an office in Whitefish and a second in...

4. Body Mind and Soul 4 Hands Massage

Great quality massage! I've never had a two person massage before. The pressure was perfect and both therapists checked in to make sure the pressure was...

5. Kalispell Regional Medical Center

This hospital is clean and modern, with a wide range of specialists.

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