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Benefits of Retiring in North Dakota

By    |   Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 06:33 PM

Despite the fact that North Dakota is not one of the first places most people think of when considering retirement destinations, there are definitely some great benefits to retiring in this state.

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  1. Top-rated Retirement State - You may be surprised to learn that North Dakota has actually had a constant presence on lists that outline the best retirement locations in the nation. In 2014, it ranked as the fourth-best state in the nation according to Bankrate. Additionally, Fargo, North Dakota has had a spot on Forbes magazine's list of the 25 best places to retire for several years in a row.
  2. There are Plenty of Jobs for Retirees - The oil boom in North Dakota has opened up many jobs both in that industry and others that have benefited from the influx of the population. MarketWatch recognizes North Dakota as a great place for retirees who are hoping to pick up a bit of work in their golden years.
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  4. You are Constantly Connected to the Outdoors - Although some may consider North Dakota's small population a drawback, it's a huge plus for nature-lovers. The lack of widespread towns and cities leaves many places open for hiking, hunting, and simply enjoying nature.
  5. There are Great Opportunities to Be Part of a Cozy, Close-Knit Community - According to MarketWatch, there are a number of close-knit communities in North Dakota of about 100 people. Even in larger towns like Bismarck, residents trust their neighbors to a degree rarely found elsewhere in the country. One man who lives in Bismarck noted that many people are comfortable leaving their cars running while making a quick trip into the store on a cold winter day.
  6. You Can Expect to Pay Less for Utilities and Transportation - Compared to national averages, utilities and transportation costs in North Dakota are quite low. Sperling's Best Places gives national averages a value of 100, so anything below 100 for state costs means that those prices are less than national averages. The site gave North Dakota an 83 for utilities and a 95 for transportation.
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