5 advantages of living in Bismarck compared to a big city

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I come from a big city, and the advantages of living here in Bismarck are obvious

I grew up in San Diego, California. I have seen a medium-sized city expand into so many areas. Tiny little towns suddenly populated and merged into one. Costs have gone up incredibly, from the cost of living to the frustrations of “tearing your hair out commuting across town”. I never thought a small town would bring such a calming feeling. There’s no sense of urgency when you get to work at 7:45. I’m not kidding, a 20 mile drive in San Diego during rush hour (around 7:30-9:00 am) turned into a 45 minute traffic jam. If your goal was to eventually become a homeowner, that has been shot down by the huge increase in the cost of homes everywhere.

Even the rise of gasoline is not as hard as the big cities

I just read recently that some parts of California could hit $6.50 to $7.00 a gallon at gas stations. I don’t want to have to take out a loan just to fill up my car. The one thing that’s most refreshing is that the people are truly “Nice North Dakota” here. It’s not unusual that when celebrities come to Bismarck they feel right at home – an example of this is Alice Cooper’s return in April. There he strolled through Kirkwood Mall unconcerned, easily approachable and extremely cordial – I think it’s Bismarck’s charm that is rubbing off on him. See if you can figure out some of the other benefits of living here:

5 advantages of living in Bismarck compared to a big city


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