You Can Live Off The Grid In This Montana Town Considered The Best In The Country
If you live in Montana, you’re probably familiar with living off the grid, at least to a degree. After all, our state is the sixth least populated, and no one comes here to live an urban life. So when
Livability published a list of the best cities in America to go off the grid, we certainly weren’t surprised to see a Montana spot on it.
Livability could have mentioned quite a few of our charming communities, but it was the tiny town of Paradise that made the cut. And this appropriately named place is perfect for living a (very) quiet life.
Paradise sits on the Clark Fork River, near its confluence with the Flathead River.
This area was occupied by the Salish, and later, Canadian and American fur traders.
It all started in 1883, when Paradise was founded by the North West Improvement Company, a group of investors aligned with the Northern Pacific Railroad.
In 1908, the railroad opened its own Tie Treating Plant. Before long, this place was a bustling railroad town.
Paradise today is one of the region’s best examples of a railroad town.
It was one of two Northern Pacific facilities for the production of railroad ties, and today, lumber is still shipped through the area.
Today, there are only about 115 residents in Paradise, making it the perfect place to go off the grid.
According to Livability, this is a place to let your mind and imagination roam free, "the sort of place that never ceases to floor you with its vast, gritty elegance." We think this is an accurate description.
Flathead Lake State Park and Thompson Falls State Park are both located near Paradise, but Quinn's Hot Springs Resort is its main attraction.
This unbelievably peaceful place is the perfect spot to soak surrounded by nature year-round.
There's not much to Paradise, and that's just the way we like it.
As the Livability article states, this is an "absolutely breathtaking little corner of the world." We're happy to see it get the praise it deserves.
Where do you like to go when you need to go off the grid for a while?
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