North Dakota Senior Living Communities

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With its plains, plateaus, prairies and river valleys, sparsely populated North Dakota is one of the last true frontier states in the lower 48. And whether you retire in Fargo, Bismarck, Williston or any of the towns and cities in between, at Senior Living you’ll find the retirement resources you need to enjoy this natural wonderland. We have a comprehensive listing of the state’s 215 assisted living options along with peer reviews, maps and helpful articles. Below are some North Dakota facts you may find useful. 

North Dakota Senior Living CommunitiesAccording to the Tax Foundation’s 2008 report, North Dakota’s state and local tax burden is 9.2%. The state’s overall cost of living is 5% below the national average with housing costs 13% below the average. Add to these numbers the overall economic health of the state: the website 247wallst.com performed an exhaustive analysis and ranked North Dakota #2 healthiest in the country for its low unemployment (3.7%), budget surplus, and 2008 economic growth of 7.3%. Additionally, the Kaiser Family Foundation predicted the state would be one of only 12 by 2012 to maintain a budget surplus. Certain amounts of Social Security, military retirement, and other retirement incomes can be excluded from taxes. Retirees can also expect a Homestead Tax Credit on their property.

As to be expected from a state that borders Canada, North Dakota experiences some harsh, cold winters. January is the coldest month with average temperatures ranging from 2 degrees to 17 degrees. The average snowfall across the state is 26 to 38 inches annually. The average temperature in July, the hottest month, is 71 degrees while the average high is 84 degrees.  

North Dakotans can take advantage of their winters by snowmobiling on the 1800 miles of groomed trails, skiing at Bears Den Mountain, Frostfire, and Huff Hills, cross country skiing, and dog sledding. In the warmer months, try exploring the Lewis and Clark Trail, hiking Theodore Roosevelt National Park, or visiting Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. For cultural activities, North Dakota has many fine venues like the Plains Art Museum, Bismarck-Mandan Symphony, and Minot Symphony Orchestra. Birders will love the Turtle Mountain Birders’ Festival in May and the Burke County Birding Festival in June. Music fans will enjoy the Fargo Blues Festival and the Rendezvous Region Music Fest.

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