In 2020, Whitefish Montana had over 8,500 residents. This growth rate is 35% higher than in the previous decade. Many people enjoy this charming town for its quaintness. Whitefish has a wealth of recreational opportunities, including beautiful hiking and cross-country skiing trails, stunning lakes and beaches, shopping, dining, fishing, and art galleries.
Whitefish Lake’s southernmost point is where City Beach is situated. Residents have access to the sandy beach, which is a perfect area to swim and enjoy the summer heat. A boat launch and pier allow locals to enjoy their own boats along the lakeside or on a trip down the Whitefish River, while paddle boards and kayak rentals are available along the beach. In the summer, locals can go hiking, mountain biking, ziplining, descending alpine slides, visiting an aerial adventure park, and taking a cable car to the summit where they can have lunch or a drink at the Summit bar and grill. Winter visitors come here in anticipation of fresh snow and challenging runs before delighting in Apre’s ski beverages and reminiscing about the day’s activities.
The state-of-the-art aquatic facility, The WAVE, is located in the health-conscious city of Whitefish and includes exercise programs, weight training, exercise equipment, basketball courts, and racquetball courts. Whitefish’s farmer’s market is open all summer long and offers fresh, natural, and organic goods from Third Street Market. Along with several medical, orthopedic, and even cosmetic clinics, Whitefish is home to the excellent North Valley Hospital, which is located on the outskirts of the city.