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Retirement Living in Bottineau - Turtle Mountain Region - North Dakota

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Area Description

Touted as the 4 Season's Playground. We have the best of both worlds with the tree covered Turtle Mountains and rolling hills of the prairie. Wildlife abounds. Lot's of lakes including Lake Metigoshe which is a year round destination for fishing, water & snow sports. Close to the beautiful International Peace Gardens and International Music Camp. Bottineau is a full service community with shopping and services. We have public schools and a 2 year college in town. Hospital, eye doctor, dentists, lumber yards etc. We have a very active community with many civic clubs and organizations. Affordable housing ranging from smaller low end homes up to very large lakefront home and everything in between. Apartments, assisted living and senior apartments are available as well as various programs. Parks, walking paths & bike trails.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Outdoor recreation is big in the area. Hunting,Fishing, Golfing, watersports, skiing (both downhill & cross country) snowmobiling in the winter with over 300 miles of groomed trails with warming huts, lots of festivals and shows, local theater, International Music Camp & Peace Gardens. Hiking, biking,fitness center, sporting events including National Champion college Hockey Team. Shopping, museums, golf coarses. Local airport for private planes.

Cultural Activities

Regional concert series, local theater and museum's. International Music Camp provides live performances weekly. County Fair brings big name bands to town. Local Casino brings in big name entertainment. Lot's of local performances by schools. Local talent performs at various events throughout the year.

Public transportation

Major airport and Amtrak 80 miles away in Minot. Taxi service in town. Bus service to Minot weekly. Transportation available from retirement home.

Medical Facilities

Hospital with emergency room and clinic right in town. Access to special services. Dentists, eye doctor and chiropractors in town as well. Close to Major medical centers.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  -7.8  3.0  13.8  0.5 "  9.0 "
 Feb  -0.1  10.5  21.1  0.5 "  6.0 "
 Mar  12.8  22.9  32.9  0.8 "  6.7 "
 Apr  27.6  39.6  51.7  1.2 "  3.3 "
 May  40.6  53.8  66.9  2.2 "  1.0 "
 Jun  49.9  62.4  74.8  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Jul  54.0  66.7  79.4  3.0 "  0.0 "
 Aug  52.0  65.5  78.9  2.6 "  0.0 "
 Sep  41.5  54.4  67.3  1.9 "  0.0 "
 Oct  29.1  41.4  53.7  1.3 "  2.1 "
 Nov  13.6  23.2  32.8  0.7 "  7.4 "
 Dec  -1.7  8.5  18.7  0.5 "  7.8 "

We enjoy all 4 season's in Bottineau. Beautiful springs with a definite change in the season. Warm comfortable summers with lot's of sunshine and clear evenings for walks and stargazing. Perfect for swimming, boating, fishing. Very colorful Fall season with many leaved trees changing seasons. Warm days and cool evenings. Cold winters but lot's and lot's of sunshine. Great opportunities for winter activities with cross country ski trails, downhill skiing, tubing and snowboarding at Bottineau Winter Park. Over 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Some of the greatest ice fishing in the country.

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Cost of Living for Bottineau - Turtle Mountain Region, ND

Bottineau - Turtle Mountain Region, North Dakota cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Something for everyone from all walks and in all stages of life. Very reasonable housing costs, low taxes and lots of varieties.

Senior Assistance in Bottineau - Turtle Mountain Region, ND

Bottineau - Turtle Mountain Region, North Dakota offers the following assistance for seniors:

Services for seniors are abundant in our community. Active senior center providing meals, entertainment and programming. Meals on Wheels. Lot's of activities at the nursing home and assisted living facilities as well. In town transportation available as well as an out of town bus weekly that will drop you off and pick you up when and where needed. Our seniors are a big part of our community. We have a very active veterans group and beautiful Veteran's Hall.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are lots of volunteer opportunities for our seniors. We have many civic organizations as well as services and businesses that utilize volunteers as well.

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