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There are a total of 176 senior housing options in North Dakota. Some people may refer to them as North Dakota senior apartments or North Dakota 55+ apartments while others may think of them as North Dakota senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in North Dakota, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in North Dakota may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help North Dakota residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in North Dakota. Older adult apartments in North Dakota may also be part of larger North Dakota continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in North Dakota are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in North Dakota, please use our North Dakota senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Unlike its neighbor South Dakota, senior housing in North Dakota is not among the five most affordable states for seniors in the country. However, North Dakota is far from expensive as the state offers slightly higher priced units yet many accommodations and luxurious features.

If you are not one for crowds, then you will appreciate the openness of this northern state that borders with Canada. North Dakota is the fourth smallest state in the U.S. in regards to population. Even its largest city, Fargo (population 122,000), would be considered a small town in other states. The state’s capital of Bismark is another moderately-sized city that is ideal for senior living, but again far smaller in population compared to other states.

North Dakota Affordable Senior Housing

If you feel like the world is getting increasingly rushed and everyone is in a hurry, then you will appreciate the alternative style of living for senior housing in North Dakota. These complexes, along with the independent living communities they exist in are often very tight-knit. Old-fashion ideals and conservative outlooks on life contribute to a cozy and comfortable senior living experience.

Affordable senior housing in North Dakota exists across many parts of the state, including its largest cities of Bismarck and Fargo. Small, rural communities provide even more affordable prices. The average monthly cost for senior apartments for rent in North Dakota is about $2,800 per month. There is not as much of a variety of senior citizen living complexes in North Dakota, but since the demand isn’t extremely high, you should have no problem finding a suitable 55+ or elderly housing residence.

North Dakota does endure long winters because the state is not only so far north but also located on open prairies and relatively flat land. As a result, it is important that you find North Dakota senior apartments for rent that are well insulated with top-notch heating. A gas fireplace is an added luxury. Windows and door frames should be properly sealed to prevent cold air from coming into the building and warm air escaping it. Expect to pay a little more for utilities here, which helps contribute to the higher cost of living compared to its southern neighbor South Dakota.

Best Places for Senior Housing in North Dakota

Where are the best places for senior apartments in North Dakota? Great question. In several different surveys of residents polled that lived in the state or used to live in North Dakota, the consensus was that Lincoln, West Fargo, Stanley, Hazen and Horace were the five best places for senior housing in North Dakota. The communities of Williston, Lisbon, Dickinson, Bismarck and Minot rounded out the Top 10.

Amenities of North Dakota Senior Living Apartments

Quality senior living facilities in North Dakota should make your peace and comfort priority number one. While North Dakota is very low in crime and considered one of the safest states in the U.S., it is always great to consider a senior housing complex or community that employs its own security and offers gate entrances and/or secured entry into the building.

Pet-friendly senior apartments in North Dakota are sought after by many retirees, yet not all facilities allow pets. You will need to check with the front desk for any independent living communities that you consider. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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