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Life in Northeast North Dakota is Real. Good. It’s an area that offers a peaceful and scenic lifestyle, rich in history and culture, full of opportunity, and dotted with small towns and rural settings.

Here, you can live life at your own pace – whether that be at full speed running from high school sporting events to volunteer at a local organization – or a lifetime of quiet evenings on the back porch watching the sun go down across the endless horizon. That’s the beauty – the choice is REAL, and no matter the choice, the results are GOOD.

 

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This video highlights the Real. Good. communities you’ll find in NE North Dakota!

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Here in northeast North Dakota, we have a lower cost of living than you’ll find in larger metropolitan areas, a LOT less traffic – and most importantly, a strong sense of community pride. We’re close-knit and friendly; we care about each other and our surroundings; and you can find endless opportunities to get involved in local organizations, clubs, churches, schools, and events.

Grafton is a family community

“After college, I was torn between staying in North Dakota or moving to Tennessee. I met a farmer who invited me to take an adventure in the northeast part of the state. When I experienced the quality coffee shops, the ski hills, river kayaking, and the sunsets over open fields, I knew there was something special here. I felt it was a place that I could see myself for a long time. That farmer is now my husband and I’ve lived in the area for two years. I had no idea Northeast North Dakota was such a treasure.”

- Jenny Dusek

Grafton, ND

“After college, I was torn between staying in North Dakota or moving to Tennessee. I met a farmer who invited me to take an adventure in the northeast part of the state. When I experienced the quality coffee shops, the ski hills, river kayaking, and the sunsets over open fields, I knew there was something special here. I felt it was a place that I could see myself for a long time. That farmer is now my husband and I’ve lived in the area for two years. I had no idea Northeast North Dakota was such a treasure.”

- Jenny Dusek

Grafton, ND

Grafton is a family community

Who We Are

Spanning from the Canadian border to the north, and the Red River to the east – this area is home to some of the oldest settlements in North Dakota, dating back to the 18th century. While we still find pride in our pioneering heritage, we’ve come a long way.

Our towns may be small, but our spirits – and our amenities and opportunities – are larger than life. We are home to state-of-the-art industries, modern comforts, great neighborhoods, good people, and an excellent way of life.

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