Welcome to North Dakota...


Population: 634,448    Total Area: 68,976 sq. miles    Capitol: Bismarck


Welcome to North Dakota...

North Dakota is one of the last "unspoiled" areas in the United States, it is often referred to as "The Gateway to the Old West".  Geographically speaking, North Dakota encompasses 68,976 square miles and is located in the center of the North American continent, with the city of Rugby being the exact center.  North Dakota shares borders with: Canada to the north, Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south, and Montana to the west.

North Dakota is world renowned as an agricultural mega center, producing much of the world's corn, wheat, sunflowers, sugar beets, etc., to be more specific: North Dakota is ranked first in durum wheat, spring wheat, sunflower, barley, all dry edible beans, pinto beans, canola, and flaxseed; second in all wheat, oats, navy beans, and dry edible beans; third in sugar beets and lentils; fourth in rye; and sixth in potatoes.  Take a good look at your breakfast, lunch, or dinner and chances are the raw ingredients used to create your meal were more than likely produced in North Dakota.  In a way, North Dakota feeds the world.

The state of North Dakota is also extremely rich in points of historical significance...from Lewis & Clark to Gen. George Custer to Teddy Roosevelt to Sitting Bull, it all happened right here in North Dakota.

North Dakota is Safe & Clean.  North Dakota is as near to crime-free and pollution-free as any state can get.  In fact, North Dakota was rated the safest state in the United States for the 6th year in a row! Couple the above with a superior educational system and affordable housing, the state of North Dakota is a perfect place to start/raise a family. 

Live the "Good Life" in North Dakota.  Living in North Dakota is a wonderful experience in that one can: live the "city life" without getting caught up in the hectics of "city life", be able to afford a large quality built home for your family, experience all four seasons, see the stars from your own backyard, know that your children are safe in school and at home, and an opportunity to rediscover the "Great Outdoors" the way it was meant to be.

Take it Easy in North Dakota...Living in ND proven to be Less Stressful!
I've always thought living in North Dakota was less stressful, and now it's been proven! North Dakota cities grabbed the top 2 honors as America's Least Stressful in Sperling's (of Best Places fame) recent "America's Most and Least Stressful Cities" report (2004). Out of 117 cities nationwide in the "Small City" category (ranging in population from approximately 200,000 to 55,000):

Sperling's "America's Most and Least Stressful Cities" study was comprised of nine different factors which are associated with stress: unemployment rate, divorce rate, commute time, violent and property crime rates, suicide rate, alcohol consumption, self-reported "poor mental health", and number of cloudy days.  Check out the entire list at www.BestPlaces.net.

North Dakota affords many opportunities to its citizens, visitors, and relocators: