In western North Dakota, along Interstate 94, is the city of Dickinson. The residential city's gridded streets are home to many of the municipal offices for the region, including the Stark County Courthouse and U.S. Forest Service office. Surrounded by farmland, homes for rent in Dickinson give families the chance to live in a larger community with restaurants and stores nearby. There are also parks and other attractions like the Dakota Dinosaur Museum, which kids will love. Edward Arthur Patterson Lake is also nearby for water recreation and fishing. Dickinson is 1 1/2 hours from Bismarck in the east and 4 1/2 hours from Billings, Mont., to the west - both on I-94. Dickinson is a quickly growing community because of the booming oil and gas industry in the area.
Important Information for Future Renters
When people aren't traveling to Dickinson for a job in the energy sector, most people come for the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the west. The massive 70,447-acre park isn't just named for the president - the land was significant to Roosevelt, who loved the area. After trying to hunt buffalo as a boy, Roosevelt became a conservationist and established the National Park system, in no small part because of his time in North Dakota.
Helpful Resources for Residents
Dickinson's local newspaper is The Dickinson Press. Its online edition lets people keep up with local events even when they're out of town.