North Dakota Has Two Of the Most Livable Cities in the United States
Here's something we already knew. Even with the low oil prices and the slow down on oil drilling in North Dakota, we have it good here in the Peace Garden State. Once again, a national publication proves what we already know.
Fiscal Times released the 25 most livable cities in the nation and North Dakota is home to two of those cities in the top 25.
Of the top 25, only nine had populations over 100,000, while three came in under 50,000. The average population among the 25 cities is 91,574. The median household income among them is $65,149, with only one city recording median income over $100,000. The median price of a home for all 25 is $373,756.
Other characteristics found among the 25 top cities include strong local economies with big employers, the existence of major universities or other research institutions, and dynamic downtowns that provide residents with an array of dining, shopping and cultural experiences. Beautiful outdoors and recreational activities also popped up frequently.
With that said, you can learn more about the methodology used here.
Now to the list. Many cities in the Midwest hit the top 25 including Rochester, MN at #1, Edina, MN # 22, Rapid City, SD # 16, Fargo, ND # 15 and Sioux Falls, SD at # 10.
Home sweet home, Bismarck hit the top 10 at # 7.
Bismarck is a city of active residents with more than 80 miles of trails, seven golf courses and plenty of lush forests. Its lively downtown is peppered with restaurants, cafes and shops. The city is also home to five colleges, including the University of Mary, and top employers include Sanford Health, St. Alexius Medical Center and state government.
But, we already knew this!