This should start a little talk in the city! Areavibes released the best cities to live in North Dakota. Where do you think Bismarck ranked?

We all know that life is good in North Dakota. But what town is the best town to live? Most of us are very proud of our hometowns, so we understandably think our town is the best. But hold on, there is now a list and lets see if you agree with this.

I'm sure you want to know how AreaVibes came up with this list.


The criteria for this index was based on the following-

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in North Dakota by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in North Dakota is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. North Dakota has a population of 723,393 and a population density of 9.9. The capital city is Bismarck and the largest city in North Dakota is Fargo.

Have you ever been to Prairie Rose, ND?  Population of 150 souls ranked at #1 according to AreaVibes.

Here are the top places according to AreaVibe-

  1. Prairie Rose
  2. Oxbow
  3. Brier Wood
  4. Frontier
  5. Medora
  6. West Fargo
  7. Bismarck
  8. Reile's Acres
  9. Minot
  10. Hazen

Here are some of the other cites and their rankings-

  • #11 Fargo
  • #15 Mandan
  • #17 Beulah
  • #18 Dickinson
  • #43 Lincoln


You can see the entire list here. What do you think? Do you agree with this ranking?