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Quality of Place - Many Claim It, We Live It.

Find Your Good Life

Valley City, North Dakota

We want to help you get here.

Meet Valley City

We're happy you're here! ​We think our hometown charm and ample opportunities make Valley City an ideal place to Find Your Good Life. But don't just take our word for it, check out these video testimonials from some of our passionate community members.

They Say It Takes a Village,
We Believe It Takes A Valley

We're lucky to live in a place where city, county, and community work together to create a lifestyle which conveys quality of place to our residents and visitors. (Oh, and it also doesn't hurt that we're located in the breathtaking Sheyenne River Valley) Valley City is home to nationally recognized school systems, an array of apartment and housing options, numerous job industries, and a dynamic list of community events; I guess the only thing missing here is you!

2024 Source Guide

What Makes Up Valley City - Barnes County

Frozen Field

Who better to help a newcomer love Valley City than someone who already does! We have the insights and resources to help new residents succeed and belong. I'd love to help you connect!

- Kara Anderson, Community Onboarding Champion
(701) 490.9013 |

Valley City Community Member
Kara Tahney

"I moved to Valley City from Maine because I was looking for a small town feel that had opportunities for me and my family."

Valley City Community Member
Josh Johnson

"When we moved here in 2016, it was the sense of belonging from a community standpoint. We had opportunities to get involved and participate."

Valley City Community Member
Colette Jenson

"Valley City gave my family and I so many opportunities -- I'd love to show you what it could give you!"

Community Basics

Housing, Childcare, Healthcare, Utilities & more


Thank You!

We couldn't do what we do without our dedicated local supporters.

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Sheyenne Valley Area Career & Technology Center Logo

SVACTC offers skilled trade elective courses to enhance high school students education. Students gain valuable skills and explore various careers which allows students to pursue their passions and excel in the workforce.

Valley City Public School District Logo

A nationally recognized school system consisting of two elementary schools, Jefferson (K-3) and Washington (4-6) along with Valley City High School (7-12). Students thrive in the small town atmosphere while obtaining big city opportunities.

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Valley City State University Logo

VCSU offers over 65 degree programs and over 25 years of recognition as a top university in the Midwest all while setting record-breaking enrollment year after year.

Blue Skies

Work hard, play hard. There’s no shortage of things to do when you live in Valley City. In addition to its growing list of events and activities, this lively community offers: