Moving to Bismarck, ND?
Whether you’re trying to escape the bustle and commotion of a big city, or moving from a rural area to a city with a little more substance, North Dakota’s capital city is a great choice. Bismarck is a moderately-sized, family-friendly city with a population of just over 61,000. You’ll find it has many of the options you might find in larger cities; like great restaurants, fun places to shop, exciting outdoor opportunities, golfing, theatrical performances, art shows and so much more. Welcome to Bismarck! We think you’re going to like it here!
Here’s what to expect when you’re moving to Bismarck
We think you’ll agree that knowing what to expect from your new city makes moving there much easier. Here are some things you might want to know before you move to Bismarck:
- The weather in Bismarck. Since it’s situated right in the middle of the Great Plains, the area is known for extremely cold, snowy winters; so bring your cold-weather gear! It’s the perfect place if you like snowmobiling, ice skating and ice hockey in the winter. And if you like hot summers, you’re in the right place. It’s the land of extremes.
- Getting an education in Bismarck. The area’s public school system is made up of 16 elementary schools, three middle schools, two senior high schools and one alternative high school. The city also offers at least eight private school options. If higher education is in your sights, Bismarck offers five opportunities for your studies: Bismarck State College, University of Mary, United Tribes Technical College, Medcenter One College of Nursing, and Rasmussen College.
- The Culture in Bismarck. Even though Bismarck is small when compared to most state capitals, it still has many of the cultural amenities of a bustling metropolis. A great example is the Belle Mehus Auditorium which features performances by the Northern Plains Dance Company and the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra
- Playing in Bismarck. It’s a fantastic city for outdoor adventure. Since the city is home to an extensive park system, running, walking, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing are all year-round activities. One of the area’s main points of attraction is Fort Abraham Lincoln, the fort commanded by George Custer before the Battle of Little Bighorn. It gives visitors the opportunity to watch history unfold as actors reenact life at the fort in 1875.
- Bismarck's economy. Bismarck offers a diverse, fast-growing economy. In fact, Forbes called it the “Number Two Best Small Place for Business and Careers.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bismarck registered the lowest unemployment rate in the country in 2011, at 2.8 percent.
Resources for Newcomers Moving to Bismarck:The service center for Bismarck, ND is located in Fargo, ND.
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