Best Places to Live in North Dakota

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What you need to know about North Dakota

Oil extraction has led to a growth spurt in North Dakota, but there are many other reasons people move to this state. Technology, research and manufacturing companies continue to set up shop in Fargo, which along with Bismarck and Grand Forks, is one of the best places to live in North Dakota. An abundance of horseback riding trails, places to canoe and fish and areas to hike provide the people living in North Dakota with plenty of outdoor recreation options.

Population

704,925
Up by 9%
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Why Fargo, ND Is a Best Place to Live
Vibrant community, strong economy await in Fargo: Just bundle up
Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre in Fargo, ND
Discover Theater in Fargo, ND
Theater and live performances in Fargo, ND are well supported by the community and enrich the area's quality of life.
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Health-Care Options in Fargo, ND
A variety of hospitals, specialized medical services and community clinics make the Fargo-Moorhead, ND area a health-care destination.
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Fargo, ND’s Dining Scene
Fargo, ND's restaurant scene gives locals and visitors many choices. International cuisine, traditional American fare – and everything in between.
Broadway Lofts in Fargo,  ND
Fargo, ND is a Family Destination
Fargo boasts a strong economy, Cosmopolitan magazine thinks it's hot and downtown wins awards for its turnaround.

Housing

Homes Owned 65%
65% Complete
Homes Rented 35%
35% Complete

Median Home Price

$142,000
Higher than the national average
Children play at a splash park in Grand Forks. A little boy laughs as he runs through a water sprinkler.
Why Grand Forks, ND is a Best Place to Live
Infrastructure, housing, education put this bustling city out ahead

Monte's Downtown in Fargo, ND
Restaurants in Fargo, ND
Fargo's food scene has a mix of casual restaurants, fine dining establishments, breweries and wineries

NDSU Research and Technology Park in Fargo
Healthcare Manufacturers in Fargo, ND
The Fargo-Moorhead, ND economy has many emerging vaccine manufacturers and other high-tech industries in the region.

Featured Cities

Fargo Moorhead Business Overview
Tech companies, advanced manufacturing lead array of industries
A worker at the Caterpillar Reman plant in Fargo secures a chain to a large metal component shaped like a rocket blaster.
Fargo Seeks More Workers for Booming Job Market
Community has thousands of job openings in top fields
People gather under the marquee at the Fargo Theatre
College Town Atmosphere
Higher education institutions enhance quality of life

Median Household Income

$55,579
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 27%
27% Complete
Graduated High School 91%
91% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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Whether you've vowed to exercise more or spend less, these cities will help you keep your resolutions.

Why Fargo, ND Is a Best Place to Live
Vibrant community, strong economy await in Fargo: Just bundle up

Discover Theater in Fargo, ND
Theater and live performances in Fargo, ND are well supported by the community and enrich the area's quality of life.

Health-Care Options in Fargo, ND
A variety of hospitals, specialized medical services and community clinics make the Fargo-Moorhead, ND area a health-care destination.

Fargo, ND’s Dining Scene
Fargo, ND's restaurant scene gives locals and visitors many choices. International cuisine, traditional American fare – and everything in between.

Fargo, ND is a Family Destination
Fargo boasts a strong economy, Cosmopolitan magazine thinks it's hot and downtown wins awards for its turnaround.

Why Grand Forks, ND is a Best Place to Live
Infrastructure, housing, education put this bustling city out ahead

Restaurants in Fargo, ND
Fargo's food scene has a mix of casual restaurants, fine dining establishments, breweries and wineries

Healthcare Manufacturers in Fargo, ND
The Fargo-Moorhead, ND economy has many emerging vaccine manufacturers and other high-tech industries in the region.

Fargo Moorhead Business Overview
Tech companies, advanced manufacturing lead array of industries

Fargo Seeks More Workers for Booming Job Market
Community has thousands of job openings in top fields

College Town Atmosphere
Higher education institutions enhance quality of life

Lake Country Culture
Fargo-Moorhead summers mean fun on the water

Fargo, ND Arts Scene: Theaters, Galleries, Music and Museums
Museums, theaters, annual events keep the Fargo community entertained

Tech-Savvy Schools in Fargo, ND
The STEM program plays a big role in education the Fargo, ND area workforce by teaching students to be tech-savvy in today's world.

Revitalization in Fargo, ND
The Fargo Moorhead area is managing rapid growth by planning to create big-city amenities while nurturing a small-town sense of community.

Health Care in Fargo, ND
Fargo is home to three hospitals and a Veterans Administration system

Schools in Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN
Fargo-Moorhead region offers wide range of educational opportunities

Fargo-Moorhead Area Schools Collaborate to Instill 21st-Century Skills
School systems work together to ensure students excel

Activities in Fargo, ND: Biking, Running and Golf
Fargo residents have many opportunities to get active throughout the year

Research, Technology and Manufacturing in Fargo, ND
Fargo's research, technology, and manufacturing industries are growing with major companies such as Microsoft, Phoenix, and Echelon Corporation.

Why Bismarck, ND, Is a Best Place to Live
A thriving economy, amenities help make this Great Plains city one of the country's best places to live

Fun Things To Do in Fargo, ND
From museums and theaters to golf courses, there's plenty to keep residents and visitors occupied.

Events at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND
Find out what events are held in the Fargodome, which hosts the North Dakota State Bisons home football games.