Carrington is a nice town.
It is about 30 miles North of Jamestown. Jamestown is where most people from Carrington go to shop, and some to work.
As far as housing and other info goes I would check with this site:
Carrington, North Dakota Chamber Members for 2005
For info on Jamestown visit Welcome to Jamestown, North Dakota
Best of luck. If you are interested in getting involved in the local community let me know I have a few contacts up there.