The Best Small Towns In The U.S. To Retire In

Whitefish, MT

What makes a great small town? Usually it’s a combination of the people, the environment and the pace of life. You may go without some of the conveniences found in a big city, but you won’t be inconvenienced by traffic trying to get to your favorite shopping and restaurants.

The best small towns are like an oasis in the desert or a hidden valley in the mountains. This list of the nine best small towns includes a little bit of everything for every taste and lifestyle, so you can find the perfect small town to retire in.

Whitefish, Montana (Population: 7,279)

Big Sky Country presents this great small town for year-round scenic beauty and every outdoor activity you can imagine. From snow or water skiing to whitewater rafting and climbing in Glacier National Park, Whitefish has it all. You can end your busy days at a local micro-brewery or enjoy fine dining at one of the many local restaurants.