Very nice, housing is a big issue
Retired & moved to Kalispell 3 years ago, just before housing prices really took off.
The issue is inventory - a lot of people are moving here and the builders can’t keep up with demand because a lot of skilled tradesmen moved away during the Great Recession and didn’t come back.
Buying, even renting an apartment is tight - anything under $300K sells in 1-2 days, prices are out of whack with wages for most people.
Folks (like me) moving here from cities have a lot more money than locals so there is constant upward pressure on prices.
Excellent hospital & medical professionals.
It is true the long-time locals are getting unhappy, so would I under these same circumstances.
Coming from 36 years in Seattle, the darkish winters don’t bother me; the snow is FUN and they handle the snow removal really well.
A lovely place whose charm is being a bit overrun by retirees looking for Mayberry, but still a very Read More