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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Polson, Montana

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Where to Retire in Polson and Home Prices

There is a resort where some retirees live at least part of the year (see Active Communities link at right).  According to Zillow, the median home value end $319,206 in early 2020.

What Is Special about Polson

The lake and the recreational opportunities are excellent.

What Is Not Special about Polson

Community is small and about a one hour drive to  nearest city.

Climate and Physical Environment

The median January temperature is in the mid 20's.  Polson is in the northwestern part of the State near Idaho. It is surrounded by National Forests.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Nearby Missoula is the best bet for local cultural opportunities.


The crime rate is higher than the national average.

Medical Facilities

St. Joseph Medical Center provides emergency services. There are some nearby hospitals including one in Kalispell 37 miles away.


Missoula airport is sixty-five miles away.  Polson is a very walkable community.

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