Children play at a splash park in Grand Forks. A little boy laughs as he runs through a water sprinkler.

Courtesy of Convention and Visitors Bureau in Grand Forks

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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 72
Demographics 32
Economy 43
Education 69
Health 74
Housing 65
Infrastructure 46

#44. Grand Forks, ND

Gracing the banks of the Red River and home to the University of North Dakota is Grand Forks, whose economy is strong in defense, food processing, health care, higher education, manufacturing and scientific research. Serving the community is Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Forks International Airport, and residents can enjoy recreation on Lake Agassiz along with cultural venues like the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Here are more reasons why Grand Forks is a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

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