Bismarck, North Dakota

Life in Bismarck, North Dakota, explained by people who’ve lived in Bismarck:

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Bismarck Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Bismarck?

  • So easy to get around and restaurants, theater, etc. (Altha, 21 years)
  • Good place to raise a family. (Sue, 25 years)
  • Clean city, safe. (Jim, 40 years)
  • Love the summers. (Debby, 61 years)

Bismarck Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Bismarck?

  • No enough flights into the city. (Altha, 21 years)
  • Very little diversity. (Sue, 25 years)
  • Narrow thinking. (Jim, 40 years)
  • Hate the cold and snowy winters. (Debby, 61 years)

Bismarck Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Bismarck?

  • Hot air balloons, rodeo, good shopping, restaurants. (Altha, 21 years)
  • Great community events, fishing and parks. (Sue, 25 years)
  • Parks, sports. (Jim, 40 years)
  • Dakota Zoo, shopping, going out to different restaurants, bar bingo, movies. (Debby, 61 years)

Bismarck’s Reputation

What’s Bismarck known for?

  • Being a friendly place. (Altha, 21 years)
  • Good locally-owned restaurants. (Sue, 25 years)
  • Capital. (Jim, 40 years)
  • Check out the downtown art. (Debby, 61 years)

Bismarck Crime

What’s the crime like in Bismarck? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Almost nonexistent when I lived there from 48//69. (Altha, 21 years)
  • It’s not too bad, lots less crime than large cities, but there are some problem areas. Rosser and 26th St area, south Washington are rougher areas. (Sue, 25 years)
  • Seems to have gotten more and more crime. Odd things happening. More strange people living here. (Debby, 61 years)

Bismarck Advice

Any advice for people moving to Bismarck?

  • Take advantage of everything the city offers. (Altha, 21 years)
  • It’s hard to make friends, but try to get to know your neighbors. (Sue, 25 years)
  • Should check it out here before you move here!! (Debby, 61 years)

Bismarck Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Bismarck (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Celebrating on the capital lawn in 1972. (Altha, 21 years)
  • Most of my best memories are with friends at backyard barbecues. (Sue, 25 years)

Bismarck’s Future

How do you think Bismarck will change over the next 10 years?

  • More growth NE&S. (Altha, 21 years)
  • I hope more diversity, maybe more things for young people to do, night life that doesn’t include alcohol for adults. (Sue, 25 years)
  • Continue growth NE. (Jim, 40 years)
  • Continued growth!! (Debby, 61 years)

Bismarck Facts

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