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Traill County offers small-town ambiance with all the big-city amenities just a short drive away. Our charming communities have excellent school systems, child care, recreational facilities, state-of-the-art medical centers and all the necessities at hand – with both Fargo and Grand Forks right on our doorsteps. Career options abound, as well. Work from home? Our broadband capabilities are among the best in the nation.

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Located along the Goose River, Mayville is Traill County’s largest city and home to Mayville State University. The city has a rejuvenated and bustling downtown, well maintained parks and amenities, and is home to MayPort-CG schools. A variety of housing options are available, including the Riverwood development, with large lots ready for building.

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Hillsboro, the county seat, enjoys a growing industrial sector with great career opportunities. Located along Interstate 29 midway between Grand Forks and Fargo, Hillsboro is home to a growing school district, modern health care facility, expanding recreational opportunities and a new housing and commercial development where you can build your dream home.

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Hatton, just 27 miles from the Grand Forks Air Force Base, is the birthplace of Arctic explorer and pilot Carl Ben Eielson – and the local museum and school bear his name to this day. This endearing community has a small but thriving business district, beautiful parks, a new housing development in progress and close proximity to water recreation at nearby Golden Lake.

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Portland abuts its sister city, Mayville, to the west, and the two cities work together to grow their communities and shared school district. They also host joint events throughout the year.

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Located along Interstate 29, Buxton is a quick 26-mile commute to Grand Forks. This charming city is part of the Central Valley School District, a National Blue Ribbon School.

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Reynolds lies on the county line between Traill and Grand Forks counties, and is a quick drive to the Grand Forks metro area. The community is small but active, hosting a variety of fun events on a regular basis and has shovel-ready residential lots available.

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The quaint city of Galesburg centers around agriculture, but also offers several businesses, expanded recreational opportunities and community events.

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The rural town of Clifford has a close-knit community feel, with affordable housing and room to grow. The city has a continually expanding agricultural sector.

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Straddling the line between Traill and Cass counties, Grandin offers easy access to Interstate 29 and is a quick drive to the Fargo metro area.

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Cummings lies just 32 miles from Grand Forks, and is nestled between Interstate 29 and U.S. Route 81. It’s largely a farming-focused community.

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The historic community of Caledonia, located along the Red River of the North, was established as a post for the Hudson Bay Company steamships. Today Caledonia is primarily an agricultural community.

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Blanchard is a small farming community just a short commute from the Fargo metro area, with easy access to ND Highway 18. The city is best known for being the home of the KVLY-TV mast tower, the tallest man-made structure in the western hemisphere.

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