The Flathead Valley continues to be magnet for families, businesses and investors. People want to live here. Where else can one live and enjoy all of the recreational activities and unparalleled beauty of NW Montana? More than 80 percent of Flathead County’s two million acres are protected as national parks, federal and state forests and private timber reserves.
It’s all about quality of life. With Glacier Park, Flathead Lake and the Bob Marshall Wilderness rubbing shoulders in Northwest Montana, Kalispell and the surrounding valley is an outdoor paradise. And it’s an affordable place to live.
Real estate remains a solid investment in NW Montana – it’s a limited commodity and everyone wants a slice of Heaven. Natives, newcomers, investors and speculators are taking advantage of great interest rates and lower real property prices to buy their piece of the Last Best Place!
Purchasing your home in the Flathead is affordable. The median price for residences located in each of the following towns in 2011 was:Kalispell: $160,900 Whitefish: $255,000 Columbia Falls: $155,000 Bigfork: $245,000 Polson: $189,000 Eureka: $168,000
While feeling the national economic downturn over the past several years, the sale of real estate is rebounding. For example, in 2010 only 7 units of multi-family housing sold in Kalispell (total volume $1.34M) while in 2011, 16 multi-family units sold in Kalispell (total volume $3.43M).
For many reasons – unsurpassed beauty, affordable living, and a healthy lifestyle – Northwest Montana has become one of the most desirable areas of the country. And the Flathead is a premier national hotspot for families to relocate and businesses to build and expand.
Source: Northwest Montana Association of REALTORS® MLS, Inc.