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Old 08-02-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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Since this sub forum is normally kind of dead, I thought I'd liven it up a little! (And no, I'm not entered into the stupid contest citydata has going on).

What are some of your favorite towns/cities in ND (any size) and why?

There are some real hidden gems in ND, so I thought I'd try to give them some PR!
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: WA
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Well what are they?
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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Well what are they?
Haha - I was wondering the same thing! Apparently, no one has a favorite! I did not want to list mine until others had chimed in, but I will go ahead - maybe it will get the ball rolling!

Favorite Big Cities (50,000+):

1. Bismarck
2. Fargo
3. Minot

Favorite Mid Sized Cities (10,000 - 50,000):

1. Mandan
2. Jamestown
3. Dickinson

Favorite Small Cities (2,000 - 10,000)

1. Hazen
2. Beulah
3. Grafton

Favorite Towns (Under 2,000)

1. Garrison
2. Hettinger
3. Hebron
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Yeah, I'll bite too...

Here are mine in no particular order:

Bottineau (including Lake Metigoshe area) - neat, "compact" little town, and the area just North of there is beautiful in the Winter.

Devils Lake - it's not exactly a booming metropolis, but it's clean, welcoming, and everyone I've met there has been extra friendly.

Bismarck - Just a good, well kept up city, and the airport is nice.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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Yeah, I'll bite too...

Here are mine in no particular order:

Bottineau (including Lake Metigoshe area) - neat, "compact" little town, and the area just North of there is beautiful in the Winter.

Devils Lake - it's not exactly a booming metropolis, but it's clean, welcoming, and everyone I've met there has been extra friendly.

Bismarck - Just a good, well kept up city, and the airport is nice.
Agree about Bottineau - that is a very nice town!

I lived in ND for almost 40 years and never made it to Devils Lake! Maybe I will go there on my next visit.

You are right about Bismarck too... I believe it is the cleanest of ND's major cities. The only real complaint I have with Bismarck is the roads - bad condition and insufficient to handle the extra traffic that has come in since the oil boom hit several years ago. But yes, a clean city with a nice airport.

Thanks for weighing in!
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:11 AM
 
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Bismarck a clean city LOL. There are large areas of Bismarck that are pretty much waiting for the bulldozer. Bismarck still thinks that very run down trailer parks are a solution to affordable housing.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:18 PM
 
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Fargo/Moorhead & suburbs have 1/4th of a million population, so it's the only area that feels like a real city.

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Since this sub forum is normally kind of dead, I thought I'd liven it up a little! (And no, I'm not entered into the stupid contest citydata has going on).

What are some of your favorite towns/cities in ND (any size) and why?

There are some real hidden gems in ND, so I thought I'd try to give them some PR!
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:26 PM
 
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F/M as I said for living, but many other cities at least have enough of interest for a day visit. And I don't know how many could feel entertained in a town of 500 for even 24 hours.



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Since this sub forum is normally kind of dead, I thought I'd liven it up a little! (And no, I'm not entered into the stupid contest citydata has going on).

What are some of your favorite towns/cities in ND (any size) and why?

There are some real hidden gems in ND, so I thought I'd try to give them some PR!
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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Ellendale
Monango
Jud
Gackle
Streeter
Lehr
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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Ellendale
Monango
Jud
Gackle
Streeter
Lehr

Lehr is damn near a ghost town these days. It seemed like the only thing open was the bank and the bar. It even looks like the elevator don't see much use anymore.

Streeter is a little busier, but the old school is a damn shame. It's really gone to hell.

I think Wishek is a little hidden gem close to Lehr
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