North Dakota Reviews

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North Dakota is a Midwestern state known for its vast prairies and harsh winters. It is also home to several thriving industries such as agriculture, oil, and tourism. In recent years, the state has seen a steady population growth, and many people are considering it as a potential place to live. To gain further insights into the living experience in North Dakota, we have gathered user reviews from These reviews cover a range of topics, including the state's economy, climate, and overall quality of life. Below are excerpts from four different user reviews that provide a glimpse into the real living experience in North Dakota.

- "I've lived in North Dakota my entire life and can say that it's a great place to live. The people are friendly, the cost of living is affordable, and there are plenty of job opportunities. The only downside is the harsh winters, but the summers more than make up for it." - Sarah J.

- "North Dakota has a strong economy, thanks to the oil and gas industry. This means plenty of job opportunities and a stable economy. However, the winters can be brutal, and the cost of living in certain areas can be high. Overall, I would recommend North Dakota as a great place to live and work." - David T.

- "I moved to North Dakota for a job opportunity and have not regretted it. The cost of living is low, and the people are welcoming. The only downside is the lack of recreational activities, especially during the long winters. But if you enjoy the outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities for hunting and fishing." - Amanda R.

- "I've been living in North Dakota for the past five years, and it's been a mixed experience. The job market is good, but the weather can be unbearable. Also, the lack of diversity and cultural activities can make it feel isolated at times. However, the people are friendly and welcoming, and it's a great place to raise a family." - Mark S.

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Great City if you love low crime and lots of work - 6/29/2023
I have lived in Bismarck for most of my life and I really do enjoy it. It does have its pitfalls being it does have very extremes when it comes to weather. Much of the activities that people are going to do are reliant on the green outdoors including going to the river or fishing or hunting along with bonfires or having a fire outside in your yard. There aren't a lot of places to go for activities like clubs and the like. When it comes to kids there's a lot of water type things for them to do during the summer but for the most part it's the same thing it's reliant on having kids go play golf or frisbee golf or any summer sports. North Dakota definitely has a different perspective when it comes to things to do. A lot of people say it's boring but the reality is it's a place where you have to be active if you want to have things to do and what I mean by that is physically active. Which is something that is happening less and less.

Some people do complain that the crime has Read More

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Wood Smoke or Other Air Pollution Problems??? - 6/14/2012
Two thirds of the peope in Washington state are 24/7/365 indoor and outdoor wood burners. People have no hobbies, interests, commom sense, intelligence or compassion for death or human suffering. Their only past time and interest in life is lighting wood on fire. Their only reasons for burning wood are greed and vindictive hate for other people.

I am looking for a state where people have a life that is more then sitting around a fire drinking beer and eating a Costco size bag of chips.

Does North Dakota have clean wood smoke free air anywhere in the state?

Here is why we should all strive to live in smoke free locations!

Smoke kills 60,000 U.S. Citizens a year; 3 million world wide. Respiratory illness is largest killer of infants. 4 People die daily in WA from Asthma attacks. Wood smoke is a major trigger. 1 in 10 children have Asthma. Infants who are exposed to wood smoke pollution early in life are 5 times more likely to Read More

Road Conditions - 5/18/2010
Out in the middle part of North Dakota roads are poorly maintained. I have seen numerous people miss up their alignment, hurt the bottom of their car, etc. due to unfixed pot holes in the middle of major cities like Read More

crime - 3/15/2010
this town is bad i hate Read More

the wind and the weather - 7/21/2008
I'm not from here, though I did move here, but this is not my best place to live. Too cold in the winter, too windy, and too sterile. No stores can open on Sunday till noon. Only certain dealers can sell liquer. The same is for drug stores. It's a bit too bland, though the people are nice and there is not much crime.
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Best kept secret - 5/17/2008
I moved away from the Mpls/St.Paul area as the cost of living was too high in comparison to the wages. I easily make as much in North Dakota as I made in Mn. but the cost of living is much much better. If you like wide open spaces and a sense that you have gotten away from the rat race, this is the place to be.

There are a few drawbacks. In western North Dakota, it is hard to find housing. There is a real housing crisis going on. The oil boom has made it hard to find anything to rent as many of the oil people have taken up the vast majority of available places to rent. Also the cost of living has gone up some because of the oil as well. Industry is good and I guess it is a nice problem to have there be more jobs than can be supported by the communities for a place to live concidering that jobs are harder to come by in many other places.

The people are laid back and see the world in a no-nonsense sort of way. It is kind of like stepping back in time Read More

If you are even thinking about moving to Bismarck - 6/25/2006
I am going to make this easy for you yes' and no's will tell you whether you belong here. Do you think low breastfeeding rates are good? thats one point for north dakota if you say yes you don't care iif it is is one of only four remaining states that refuse to pass any laws or bills protecting breastfeeding women from being charged with indecent exposiore or being forced to serve jury duty they tried to pass one against breastfeeding women but, thankfully it was thrown out. Do you think a lack of non-church related activities for children isa good thing? another point for bismarck, seeing as there are literally no activities that are not related to a church in north dakota for children under 21 other then drinking and suicide: #2 highest rate for suicide fatalities ages 10-14 in the NATION #6 highest rate for suicide fatalities ages 15-19 in the NATION! "Statistics show that North Dakota is number one in the COUNTRY in underage drinking" As stated by our First Lady!!
Oh wait I Read More

Boring - 4/14/2006
I have lived in North Dakota for three years and I have never really liked it. It is cold and boring, but some people love Read More

North Dakota - 2/23/2006
North Dakota highlights include good people, historic and scenic draws for tourism, and four Read More