North Dakota December 21, 2016
Here Are The 10 Cheapest Yet Great Places To Live In North Dakota
Finding a place to live that has the amenities, safety, and resources you need while also being affordable can be a daunting and difficult task. Fortunately, North Dakota is actually considered one of the best places to live when it comes to cheap yet great cities and towns. According to
NerdWallet, these are the top 10 best places to live in North Dakota for young families, taking into account cost of living, local school ratings, median home value, and average monthly household costs. These might just be the places for you!
This city in Mercer County is the 16th largest city in North Dakota. The population is 3,121. it is known as an energy hub in the state, and even the local school's sports teams are called the Miners.
Located in an absolutely beautiful area in the central north region of North Dakota, Bottineau takes ninth on the list. The average monthly homeowner costs are one of the lowest on this list.
8. Valley City
The delightful "City of Bridges" comes in at eighth on the list. The population is 6,585 and it is home to the Valley City State University. The cost of living is relatively low and there is plenty to do in the area while also having the amenities you need.
This peaceful town in Dickey County is seventh on the list. On average, the monthly cost is $930 and the median household income is $36,116 according to NerdWallet.
Harvey, North Dakota comes in at sixth on the list. This town has a couple of quirky mottos - "A Century of Community Pride & Spirit," and "Not Just A Place... It's An Experience!" It has a population of 1,783 and has been around since the early 1890s.
The home of the geographical center of North America is fifth on the list of affordable places in North Dakota. Their schools rate high and the monthly owner costs average on just $905.
The peaceful community of Carrington ranks fourth. Their average monthly owner cost is just under $900. It was founded in 1883 and has a population of 2,065.
Coming into the top three now! Stanley, North Dakota has an average monthly homeowner cost of only $811 and a median household income at $57,639. The city has some of the fastest growth of all the cities on this list.
2. Watford City
Second on the list is Watford City. Monthly homeowner costs are under $800, but a higher median income and plenty of amenities make Watford City still a good place to live while being affordable.
Our top most affordable yet best place to live according to NerdWallet is Horace. While it isn't as cheap as other places, the comparison of the cost of living to the median income made by the residents there puts it at the top. It is a lovely little town with just about everything you'll need, and is right near Fargo.
If you’re looking for some of the best places to retire in North Dakota if your young family is all grown now, we have a list for that too –
you can find it right here!