Many cite "the people" as their favorite thing about Greater Grand Forks, but there's plenty to see and do in this college town of more than 65,000. It's a safe and friendly community that's as passionate about UND as the students are.
City of Grand Forks
Recognized as one of the:
Top 100 of America's best small cities – CNNMoney
Top 100 of the best communities for young people – America's Promise
Top 100 of the "smartest cities" in America – Lumosity
Top 20 college towns under 250,000 residents – American Institute for Economic Research's College Destinations Index
Top 25 most exciting small cities in America – Business Insider and Movoto Real Estate
Things to Do
Located about five hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN., and about two hours from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Greater Grand Forks offers plenty of outdoor recreation, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping opportunities.
While you are here, be sure to tour "The Ralph", quite possibly the finest college hockey arena in the world. Then stop by the Red Pepper to taste a UND student tradition since the 1960s.
North Dakota is the happiest state in the nation – 2013 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index