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Most Popular Spots in North Dakota to Retire

By    |   Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 05:02 PM

Contrary to popular belief, North Dakota is actually a great place to retire. The state has ranked highly on lists of the best places to retire in the country for years. However, the trick is to know where the best places within North Dakota are to settle for your golden years. Here are just a few of  the popular places to retire in North Dakota.

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  1. Lisbon - As one of the most affordable towns in North Dakota, Lisbon is one of the most popular places for retirees to settle down. Sperling's Best Places compares various facets of the cost of living in towns across the country with national averages, giving national averages a score of 100. Lisbon has an overall cost of living score of 86. Additionally, the town earned a score of 56 for housing costs and 81 for utilities.
  2. Bismarck - For retirees searching for work after retirement, Bismarck is a great spot. According to MarketWatch, between 2008 and 2013, the city added 2 million square feet of retail space. Matching the growth in retail space is the need for workers, meaning that retirees who want to work should be able to find open jobs in the town.
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  4. Garrison - For those looking for a cozy, small town, Garrison is a great spot. Additionally, MarketWatch lists the town as an excellent destination for retirees hoping to stretch their nest eggs, reporting that the median home cost in Garrison is only $75,900. Garrison is also great for retirees who want to enjoy the outdoors and especially water activities. It is near the third-largest manmade lake in the country, Lake Sakakawea, which offers fishing, canoeing, paddle boating, hiking, hunting, and kayaking, just to name a few of its many activities.
  5. Fargo - Forbes has listed Fargo as one of the 25 best places to retire in the country for several years in a row. The town has a population of 114,000, making it the most populous city in the state. The cost of living is about 2 percent lower than the national average, and typical home prices are around $176,000. In addition to these low prices, the city's economy is growing at a healthy pace. Finally, retirees will be happy to know that the town has been ranked high on a list of places that promote successful aging, with a "high number of doctors per capita."
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