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

I grew up in San Diego, California. I saw an average size city expand in so many areas. Small tiny towns suddenly became populated and basically merged into one. The costs rose incredibly, from the cost of living to the "pulling your hair out on commutes across town" frustrations. I never thought that a smaller city would bring such a soothing feeling. There is not a sense of urgency when you are headed to work at 7:45 am. I kid you not, a 20-mile drive in San Diego at rush hour ( around 7:30-9:00 mornings ) became a 45-minute log jam. If your goal was to eventually own a house, that was shot down by the huge increase in the costs of homes, everywhere.

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

I just recently read that some parts of California could reach $6.50 - $7.00 a gallon at the gas stations. I don't want to have to take a loan out just to fill up my car. The one thing that's most refreshing is that people really are "North Dakota Nice" out here. It's not out of the ordinary that when celebrities come to Bismarck they feel right at home - a case in point was when Alice Cooper came here back in April. There he was walking through Kirkwood Mall without a care in the world, easily approachable and extremely cordial - I believe that's the charm of Bismarck rubbing off on him. See if you can relate to some of the other advantages of living here:

 

5 Advantages Of Living In Bismarck Over A Big City

 


 

 

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