Why Libby, Montana?
Relocating to the Kootenai River Valley
Nestled in the northwest corner of Montana, Libby is peacefully settled in the Kootenai River Valley boasting the 95,000 acre Cabinet Mountains Wilderness as its scenic backdrop. This beautiful mountain range is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream that will satisfy the most ambitious souls seeking to soothe their sense of adventure. With an endless network of high mountain trails and isolated lakes, it’s the perfect destination for any outdoor activity spring, summer, winter, or fall!
Additional points of interest right here in our midst:
As Libby has a lot to attract retirees, families, businesses and new residents, it is the perfect fit for those looking to live in a small-town environment, unscathed by the congestion, stresses, and hustle-and-bustle of big-city life. The landscape of the Kootenai River Valley retains the character of a rural, unsophisticated community yet is home to exceptional public and private schools, a community college, the latest technological services, premier recreation, several restaurants and unique shops, and an ongoing calendar of cultural and community events.
- The City of Libby is centrally located in Lincoln County, the state’s 56th county, 72 miles south of the Canadian border, 89 miles northwest of Kalispell, Montana, and 35 miles east of the Idaho border.
- Libby residents enjoy four distinct seasons, marked by warm summers and mild winters. With an elevation of 2,066 feet, the annual winter temperature is 36° F, while the average summer temperature is 83° F. The average annual precipitation is recorded at 18.85 inches per year while the average snowfall typically reaches 55.6 inches per year.
- Local community parks are a wonderful addition to our city, offering numerous facilities and activity areas for the community and the general public. The diverse experiences and activities offered in these readily accessible sites include an aquatic park featuring a spray and splash pad, playgrounds and picnic areas galore, numerous recreational and sporting facilities consisting of ball fields, horse arenas, motocross tracks, disc golf courses, river fishing opportunities, semi-primitive camping facilities, nature and biking trails with unparalleled scenery, and walking paths that circle ponds and follow creeks and streams.
- Perhaps the most pleasant surprise is the quality of health care offered in our community. Cities many times our size do not have the medical facilities you will find here in the Kootenai Valley. The Cabinet Peaks Medical Center is the newest addition to our expansive medical community providing primary care, surgery and medical specialties. Whether you are here on vacation or here to stay, you can be rest assured that you will find the right physician or health care practitioner when you need one. Offered among our network of multi-faceted health and well-being services is dental and orthopedic care, cardiology and ophthalmology services, routine medical diagnosis and treatment, inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation, long-term care, and health and wellness services supporting medical care such as mental health counseling, health education and massage therapy, just to name a few.
With a population within the city limits nearing 2,700 residents, it will not take long for you to experience the warmth and charm that can only be found in our small town with a big, bright future as we continue to gain momentum with economic development and prosperity!