Kalispell, Montana is a mid-sized city with a population of 21,619 residents. The majority of Kalispell residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and American Indian and Alaskan. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Kalispell might be a good fit as 77% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 57% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.
If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Kalispell, Montana. To help you find the best places to live in and around Kalispell, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, education and more.
Kalispell has a livability score of 65 out of 100 and is ranked #114 in Montana and #17,113 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Kalispell has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and education (B-). On a more negative note, Kalispell does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), weather (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Kalispell, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.
Kalispell real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Kalispell. The median home price for Kalispell homes is $193,200, which is 3.3% lower than the Montana average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Kalispell, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 14.6% higher than the Montana average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Kalispell area were 10.7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 5.3%.