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Affordable Housing and Health Care

North Dakota’s home cost is favorable compared to the nation.  According to Sperling’s Best Places, the median home cost in North Dakota’s largest community is $94,820; this compares with the U.S. median home cost of $146,102.

When you compare the cost of a 2,200 square-foot house with four bedrooms, two and one-half baths, a family room and a two-car garage, here’s what your money buys in North Dakota compared to other major markets:

Average Corporate Middle-Management Home Price Comparison

Bismarck, ND $152,625
Boston, MA $704,480
Chicago, IL $610,375
Dallas, TX $228,725
Denver, CO $284,225
Minneapolis, MN $324,875
San Jose, CA $644,000
Santa Monica, CA $812,875
Seattle, WA $326,250
Source: Coldwell Banker’s Annual Home Price Comparison Index, 2004

In addition, North Dakota is ranked the 15th “Most Livable State” in the May 2004 Morgan Quitno report.

Competitive, high-quality health care is readily available in North Dakota.  The state is ranked #1 in quality of healthcare at hospitals in the U.S., according to a Sept. 19, 2003, WebMD Medical News report.

In North Dakota, we know how important it is to have an ample supply of qualified staff to fully care for patients.  Our state ranks among the best in the nation for the number of nurses per 100,000 people.  North Dakota also delivers one of the highest percentages of physicians who are board certified.

Expansion Management magazine annually publishes a health care quotient where it evaluates 11 categories among cities across the country. In 2003, three North Dakota communities ranked #9, #10 and #14 in the study.

For additional information about the quality of life in North Dakota or to have one of our business development consultants answer specific questions regarding your project, contact us at 1-866-4dakota or 701-328-5300.

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