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Loving Life After Labor In The Flathead

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The Flathead Valley's beauty has never been disputed, but now its allure for relocation after retirement has been confirmed.

The fifth edition of "America's 100 Best Places to Retire" includes Flathead Valley and Missoula, the only two regions in Montana named.

Locations were chosen based on factors such as walk-ability, access to health care, and climate.

Dan Snyder, a recent retiree, is celebrating retirement from a decades-long career in broadcasting tonight, with plans to remain in the Valley.

Working in television and radio has driven him to live in every major Montana city, except for Butte, but he says the choice to stay was easy, especially when surrounded by a like-minded community.

"[Retirees] find a group of friends wherever they go and generally they're of the same age, some of the same likes, read some of the same books," said Snyder.

Synder also mentions attractions like the Summit and the Senior Center in Kalispell as making the Valley that much more hospitable to retirees.

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