Why Not Minot?

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Map of MinotWhy Not Minot is a saying that's original intent was to guide people as to how to pronounce the name of our fair City. The number of ways people come up with to mispronounce those five letters that spell our name is amazing. No, we don't live in Minoooow.

Let me be up front, most residents didn't set out to move here from distant lands because it was their hearts desire to do so.

Over the years thousands have moved here because the United States Air Force gave them orders to do so. Over the past decade thousands moved here because of the booming economy brought on by oil exploration and extraction. And of course many moved here because the person they love lives here.


MAFBMuch of Minot's population came here kicking and screaming because they were assigned to live here, not by their own choice. HOWEVER thousands have stayed over the years because once they got over the initial culture shock they found Minot to be their "Magic Place". Minot is also know as "The Magic City".

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In the early 2000's when much of the nation was in the economic dumpster North Dakota was booming with great high paying jobs related to the oil field. Many of the men and women who came here to save their families financially also found that Minot and Western North Dakota was "magic" to them and they have stayed here to raise their families.

familyFAMILY, is the biggest key as to why people love and stay in Minot once they land here for what ever reason. 

I was one of those who had no desire to move here but my children's only living grandparents lived here. I felt I could sacrifice another couple of years of my life so that Tina and Timmothy could get to know Grandpa and Grandma. But then it happened... no more grandparents... and I stayed. It just seemed to me that no matter where we went (on trips/vacation) no place compared to Minot ND.

Minot offers culture. With the Air Force Base right out our door I'd say Minot has the most diverse population in the State of North Dakota. While the majority of the population traces it's roots to Scandinavian and German cultures (we have the largest Scandinavian festival in America to prove it) many other cultures share in our community.

While we have little to brag about when it comes to shopping and dinning we can brag about the arts here for our size of community. Our University and the many cultures here all add up to a vibrant arts community.

So what about the weather. It's often the biggest complaint about Minot yet few here would put up with less then 4 seasons. In fact, many homes I sold were to people escaping hot climates for ours just for that reason. Sportsman and women love the hunting and fishing our area has to offer.

Our housing is affordable with the average home being valued in the $225,000 range and a history of fewer than six homes that I've ever known of to sell for more than one million dollars.

Crime is low now that the oil boom is over and most of the drug dealers and prostitutes moved back South and West. Neighbors are friendly and love to talk to each other. You can see the stars at night and you never choke on the air, ever.

Minot is a GREAT place to live and it's really for just one reason, the people. The perks of Minot are roughly 50,000, our population.

 

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS for the challenge as to what are the perks of living in our community. Check out Jeff's post and read why others feel you should live in their community today by clicking HERE.

 

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I'm sold my friend. Thank you for sharing your Minot with us...

Happy Tuesday Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Mar 31, 2020 06:21 PM #1
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thank you Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . I got a little "wordy" but once I get started it's hard to stop. 

Mar 31, 2020 06:24 PM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Bob - my previous knowledge of North Dakota was limited but now thanks to you, I know a bit more.  I am sure the stories of others who live there have similar stories of initially landing there but once familiar with the area, decided to stay.  

Mar 31, 2020 06:32 PM #3
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Some were born here and didn't know better then to leave Michael Jacobs but I'd say most of us were assimilated into the community.

Mar 31, 2020 06:53 PM #4
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Great entry, Bob. I now know so much more about why people love to live in Minot. Thanks for a wonderful introduction and your personal take on a terrific community!

Jeff

Mar 31, 2020 08:41 PM #5
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Bob what an awesome reason to move to Minot... just one question how cold does it get in the winter? Endre

Mar 31, 2020 11:05 PM #6
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James Dray
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Morning Bob.

Except for the winter, I believe I  would enjoy the Minot area.  It gets cold enough for me in my area.

Apr 01, 2020 01:38 AM #7
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Bob "RealMan" Timm "Home is Where the Heart is" and yours is clearly in Minot, North Dakota.... not everyone has found that place in their heart....

Apr 01, 2020 04:18 AM #8
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Bob... that's the most information I've ever had about Minot... although I do know how to pronounce the name of your city. It sounds like a wonderful place to raise a family... but for me... those winters would be "killer." That's one of the reasons we chose Charlotte to move to... four seasons, but a very mild winter... you experience it, but not for long!

Apr 01, 2020 05:23 AM #9
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS I appreciate your efforts in making this challenge work.

Apr 01, 2020 05:52 AM #10
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Endre Barath, Jr. actual air temps vary quite a bit but I'd say on average (November - March) is about 20 degrees above for the highs. An extreme winter day is the ones you hear about where the actual temp is 30 below zero without the wind but in a normal winter that will only happen once or twice. Again, those are extremes, I remember one New Years Day that it was in the 60's above zero (the next day we had a blizzard with over a foot of snow).

Apr 01, 2020 06:00 AM #11
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I think you would fit in very well James Dray and I'd love to be your neighbor.

Apr 01, 2020 06:04 AM #12
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Home is indeed where the heart is Barbara Todaro . It may be a wierd thought but I ask myself where I want to be buried and I've decide it's right here where I've grown up (talking emotionally as I've only lived here 20 of my 65 years).

Apr 01, 2020 06:08 AM #13
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Nina Hollander as you know, if I move it's going to be as close to you as I can get. I love the idea of four seasons with winter being the shortest of the four. Living next to you I'd always be singing I'm Walking On Sunshine

Apr 01, 2020 06:12 AM #14
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What a wonderful entry in March's challenge, Bob! I definitely sold on Minot and see why you love living there.

Thanks for entering in the challenge!

Apr 01, 2020 10:52 PM #15
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Roy Kelley
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I needed a lesson. You may need to offer free lessons.

How to say Minot.

Have a great day!

Apr 02, 2020 07:17 AM #16
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS , I enjoyed this challenge and being up front on why people move here.

Apr 02, 2020 07:47 AM #17
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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That's a fun link Roy Kelley because it sounds like it was recorded by someone who knows English as a 2nd language. If I were to write it out I'd say My-Knot.

Apr 02, 2020 07:49 AM #18
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