As of 2014, the average cost of a home in Whitefish, Montana is $249,000. The cost of living in the small northwestern Montana town is roughly 16 percent higher than the national average.
Whitefish, Montana boasts a population of just under 13,000 people, as of 2014, up over 10 percent since 2000. Despite the rural location of the town, its crime rate is slightly higher than the national average, but it has an advantage in education. There are only about 13 students per teacher in the town's schools. The national average is 16. Although the average cost of homes is listed at roughly $250,000, listings for homes begin at $259,000 and range to over $1 million.