North Dakota is a unique and diverse retirement destination that extends from the highlands of the Missouri Plateau to the fertile farmlands along the Red River Valley. Residents can explore some of the state’s historic sites by visiting the Theodore Roosevelt National Park or the reconstructed Fort Union Trading Post. Although North Dakota has just 762,062 residents, it’s home to nearly 120,000 senior citizens who represent more than 15% of the population. The state’s three metropolitan centers and five micropolitan areas give residents access to cultural attractions, entertainment and high-quality medical care.
Independent living in private apartments or stand-alone cottages is an option at many continuing care retirement communities. This can be ideal for active seniors without care needs who don’t want to worry about maintenance and other responsibilities of homeownership. According to Genworth Financial, the median cost of independent living in North Dakota is $2,662 per month, which is slightly lower than the national average.
Seniors who want to learn more about independent living can find information about average prices and potential payment options in this guide. It also includes a directory of statewide programs that can help older adults maintain their independence.