Considering moving to North Dakota and want to know where the best places are? Or maybe you’ve lived here all your life and are just curious if your town made the list. Check out the top 10 best places to live in North Dakota, ranked by taking into consideration factors such as crime rate, cost of living, education, amenities, and more.
Number 10 on our list is Lisbon, a larger town of over 2,000 residents in eastern North Dakota. The low cost of living and overall high rates of education, plus the number of amenities close by, make it a lovely place to live for just about anyone.
9. Grand Forks
The second biggest college town on the list, Grand Forks is one of the nicest cities to live in in North Dakota. There's a crazy amount of things to see, visit, experience, and enjoy. Their high education rate is another plus that makes it the perfect place for a family.
Beulah comes in at eighth on the list. Their official town motto is "Small town appeal, big city looks," and that fits pretty accurately. The population is just over 3,100, putting it at the 16th largest city in the state, and it has everything you could want in a small town with more amenities to make life there easy. And unlike a big city, there is an extremely low crime rate in Beulah. It's great for people who want both the small town life as well as the big city luxuries.
This peaceful small town is actually ranked as one of the safest towns in North Dakota with virtually no crime. With a low cost of living, good education rates, and all the businesses and amenities you'll need, Oakes is a great contender for the best small town for those that want to get out of the urban environment or move somewhere less rural.
Dickinson has many characteristics that make it a great place to live. The graduation rates are high and so is the median income. The overall median home value is 33% higher than that of the state's average. The surrounding area is lovely and it might just be the perfect fit for you.
Minot is a great place for any family to settle down in. With a high education rate, high employment rate, and high housing value, this city checks out as a great place to live. Plus, there are tons of things to see and do here, including a zoo and countless businesses. And the area is gorgeous!
This smaller town in the southwest corner of North Dakota takes the spot at fourth on this list. With a low cost of living and one of the lowest crime rates in the entire state, you'll be able to relax in the small town life (the population is only 1,650) and be surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery found in that part of the state. It's close to some lovely places and has all the amenities you'll need.
The largest city in North Dakota ranks at third on this list. Being a college town, there are tons of things to check out in the downtown and lots of suburbs in the surrounding areas. There is everything you need within a decent distance, something a lot of small towns in the state lack, and a lot of fun and interesting things to do. Education rates are great here and it isn't hard to find a job at all. Anyone could easily settle here and enjoy all Fargo has to offer.
The capitol of the state ranks very high in livability. If you're looking for more of a city and suburbs kind of place, this might be the one for you. The rich history of the city results in a lot of sites to check out, and the downtown is full of everything people love about an urban area. But like most North Dakota cities, it isn't crowded or full of crime; in fact, the crime rate is actually quite low.
Stanley ranks as one of the best places to live in North Dakota with high education rates, a low cost of living, a high median household income, practically nonexistent crime and quite a few amenities. It isn't the biggest town in North Dakota at just under 2,000 residents, and it provides a nice small town life with everything you need.