Contributed by stinkbug, an ePodunk user.
February 3, 2008
Polson is a very beautiful place to live. Polson is located at the south end of Flathead Lake, which is the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. We have magnificent views of the majestic Mission Mountains which are currently snow covered. Polson is not far from Glacier National Park (less than 2 hr drive), it is 75 miles away from great skiing at Big Mountain located near Whitefish, and 70 miles away from Missoula, where the Univesity of Montana is located and the home of the GRIZ!
There is growth in this area--new houses, businesses, as well as much needed infastructure. We now have a total of 3 stop lights in the city! We are the county seat, therefore, we do have all the necessary ammenities: grocery stores, a movie theater, banks, bars, churches, a Wal Mart (Wal Mart Super Center is on the way!) and an aquatics facility/recreation center is planned to be built.
We live in a place that enjoys all four seasons, which do not go to extremes (usually.) I can't imagine not being able to enjoy a nice warm fire in the winter, watching the flowers and the birds in the spring, swimming in the lake in the summer, and feeling the Indian summer sun fade into cool, crisp, fall air blowing with the changing colored leaves rustling around my feet as I take a walk.
The only bad thing that I can say, is that it is really hard to make a living here, and that is very unfortunate because it is so beautiful, pristine, and safe here. I grew up here and left to find work and now I am back to take care of my 85 year old father, and I can't seem to find work. I wanted to start my own business, but with this whole reccession thing, it is worse than usual. I've seen businesses come and go throughout the years, and just since I've been here this last year, I've seen at least 6 businesses fail.
One last thing that I can say is: There is no where to eat out!