Whitefish Montana rests at the northern end of the picturesque Flathead Valley of northwestern Montana. It lies on the western slope of the Continental Divide at an elevation of 3,028 feet. A year-round recreational haven, Whitefish boasts a world renowned ski-resort, a large natural lake with a public beach area and northwest Montana's only 36-hole golf course.
Whitefish Montana offers several types of real estate to tantalize every buyer. Gorgeous lake properties, quaint townhouses and ranches with acreage are just some of the distinctive types of homes for sale. The north end of Flathead Valley is a hundred feet above Kalispell. This slight elevation change along with being nestled against Big Mountain make for a slight weather change compared to the rest of the Flathead Valley. The Flathead Valley itself also enjoys a milder climate than the rest of the northern 48th parallel.
Whitefish is a transportation hub for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Amtrak trains. The Whitefish Depot boasts being the busiest train stop between Minneapolis and Seattle. More than 68,000 passengers came and went to and from Whitefish through the Whitefish Depot in 2006. The Stumptown Museum is housed in the depot and features historic items and information on the founding of the area that is now Whitefish, MT. For instance, Whitefish began as a fur trading hub and later the railroad and logging industries helped it flourish. Today the economy relies heavily on tourism. Over half of the residents in Whitefish have lived here for under 10 years. Despite the economical shift to tourism, Whitefish has held onto the charisma and charm of the early days.