REMAX of Bigfork

Kalispell, MT

Downtown Main Street

Take a stroll downtown Kalispell and visit the revitalized stores and restaurants!

Kalispell, Montana lies in the heart of the Flathead Valley and north of Flathead Lake and plays host as the seat of Flathead County and most commercial amenities and development including a strong Kalispell Chamber of Commerce. Centrally located to the Flathead Valley’s recreational hot spots, Kalispell is 31 miles from Glacier National Park   Come enjoy the Montana-style hospitality, old west atmosphere and recreational adventures that abound in the Kalispell area.

Kalispell has a huge variety of homes for sale.  The original “townsite” has vintage homes for sale from the early 1900s, with many buyers coming in and doing restoration and modernizing. Tree lined streets on the east and west side of Kalispell are great places to take long walks and see homes on the historic register.  Newer subdivisions have popped up to the north and west of downtown.  Townhomes and condominiums for sale are clustered near Flathead Valley Community College (known as FVCC) and Logan Health or local hospital and medical center.

Kalispell Neighborhoods:  There are many neighborhoods or “locales” you might want to consider.  Here are a few to give you a sampling:

Glacier Ranch
Silverbrook Estates
The Meadows (Condominiums)
Glacier Village Greens
Northern Pines
Many Lakes (Between Kalispell & Bigfork)

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Things to Do in Kalispell:
If you crave culture, take advantage of Kalispell’s museums, retail shops and galleries.  Nearly two-dozen galleries and studios provide cultural nourishment. The Central School Museum hosts exhibits significant to Kalispell’s historical background – built in 1894, it was Kalispell’s first school.  The Hockaday Museum of Art, located in the 1903 Carnegie Library, is a nonprofit community art center and museum.  Exhibits include both historic and contemporary works with emphasis on Montana art.  The museum also offers classes, lectures and arts projects such as the “Arts in the Park” festival.  The public library on 1st St East is huge and recently won as most innovative library in Montana!  The highly recognized Glacier Symphony and Chorale performs year-round, often sharing the stage with world-renown guests.

Nine schools make up Kalispell District 5.

Restaurants in Kalispell:
Many locals (including Diana) rave about Bonelli’s Bistro‘s panini’s and coffee (breakfast or lunch if you please!) Talk to anyone and everyone and they’ll all tell you about Mooses Saloon for arguably the best pizza on Main Street …. but stiff competition moved in with Detroit Deep Dish at Ranger Joe’s Pizza on the south end. Bring an empty stomach to  The Desoto Grill where BBQ is tasty, mac and cheese come is a variety of flavors and the peanut butter pie will put you under the table!  Right on Main Street is Hop’s Downtown Grill… while it is a petite, intimate restaurant, it is hardly petite on taste with its creative appetizers and burgers.   For a breezy and cool craft cocktail with amazing food grab a comfy chair at Whitefish Handcrafted Spirits located in Evergreen.  Pair your drink with their Brussel Sprouts Ceasar (…and, yes, they’ll make you love brussel sprouts!)  Big Mountain Ciderworks offers a clear difference in beverages offering their delightful hard cider options with good food menu including a yummy apple tart with locally made ice cream dollop.

For quicker, lunchtime fare there’s Norms News which will take you back in time to a 1950’s soda fountain. While you are waiting for your burger and shake you can wander through 700 kinds of candy.  Drive-thru only folks will love Frugals at the south end of town or indoor dining at their newer north location.

Where to go for News in Kalispell & the Flathead Valley:
TV:  NBC Montana and ABC Fox Montana
Newspapers:  Flathead Beacon and The Daily Inter Lake
Radio Stations list