12. Mission Bay is within the
city limits of Polson, which has a full range
of contemporary public safety services as well as utilities. The Polson
elementary schools, middle school and high school provide outstanding public
13. Polson is
Flathead Lake's only incorporated city and is Montana's only city
with a nautical theme. Steamboats have historically played a
significant role in "Port Polson's" early transportation of
passengers and freight.
Downtown Polson features a
delightful variety of galleries, unique shops, and lakefront
restaurants. The architecture blends treasured historical
landmarks with contemporary buildings. The city is enhanced by
parks, which offer swimming, water sports and playgrounds.
15. Polson fosters a
culturally rich environment complete with art shows, theater,
festivals, rodeos and county fairs.
16. Polson is newly renovated and expanded St. Joseph's hospital
consolidates all emergency and traditional hospital services plus
physician offices under one roof. This modern facility will
provide quality access to a broader range of health care services
and programs at one location, including the latest in surgical and
health care technology.
17. The region contains a wealth of highly regarded educational
institutions, at all levels of study, including the University of
Montana in Missoula, the Salish & Kootenai College in Pablo, and
the Polson Elementary, Middle School and High School Systems.
18. The area offers
an array of cultural activities. In addition to the Big Fork
Summer Theater and
Port Polson Players,
nearby Missoula features the Montana Repertory Theater, the
Missoula Children’s Theater plus a continuous flow of music,
concerts, recitals, theater and dance from the University of
Montana’s School of Fine Arts.