North Dakota

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North Dakota: Thriving Culture in a Country Setting

Life in the Midwest is undoubtedly one of a kind. From the friendly faces you’ll meet to the slower, easier lifestyle, you may find retiring here to be extremely enjoyable. While it isn’t most people’s first pick as far as places to live out their golden years, North Dakota offers several unique elements that make it the ideal place to re-establish your life. It has a strong Christian community, a quiet rural atmosphere, strong cultural roots, and interesting sights. Here’s why you should consider making North Dakota your new forever home:

1. Enjoy the best of country living. North Dakota is well-reputed as the most rural state within the country. Over 90 percent of its land is agricultural, with a high percentage of its farms producing buckwheat, barley, oats, and durum wheat. North Dakota also makes up part of the country’s Corn Belt. Home chefs will also appreciate the country’s leading role in the production of a wide range of cooking oil crops, including mustard seeds, canola, safflower seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Overall, if farm life appeals to you, North Dakota may be the state to consider.

2. Witness the culture. North Dakota is home to a growing Native American population. According to data from 2010, 5.44 percent of the state’s population is of indigenous descent. Historically, the state is home to six tribes: the Mandan, the Lakota, the Chippewa, the Dakota, the Cheyenne, and the Blackfoot peoples. You’ll be able to attend open powwows throughout the year and witness these cultures’ most important traditions firsthand. Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota, hosts the United Tribes International Powwow, one of the country’s largest powwows each year.

3. It forms the geographical center of the country. Most specifically, the North Dakotan town of Rugby houses a large obelisk made of stone. And speaking of tall structures, North Dakota is also home to the KVLY-TV mast, known as the tallest human-made structure within the Western Hemisphere. Why not go for a drive after you’ve settled in and witness these marvels for yourself?

4. It’s a cowboy’s paradise. North Dakota has a prominent rodeo scene. The state holds more than fifty rodeos—some regional, some local—each year. And the turnout is nothing to sneeze at; hundreds of cowboys flock to participate in these annual rodeos. You may just find your new favorite sport!

5. Reconnect with your faith. North Dakota has both the largest church-going population and the highest number of churches per capita. The population is predominantly Christian, with the most prominent denominations being Catholics and Lutherans. Whether you’re deeply connected to your faith or are looking to rebuild that connection, you’ll be able to find a welcoming church just a stone’s throw away from your community.

If you want to enjoy a more rural, community-based retirement experience, consider settling down in North Dakota.