Kalispell draws retirees for different reasons. For some, the appeal is a chance to explore the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Others love having season ski passes at Whitefish Mountain Resort or making regular trips to nearby Glacier National Park.
Kalispell's population has swelled over the past decade, but for most retirees that has only meant more amenities and more activities: Home prices are still affordable relative to most mountain towns.
Health care is superb; Kalispell Regional Medical Center ranks among the top hospitals in the nation.
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