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Valley City
Central ND - Pop 7K

MEET Valley City

Nicknamed "The City of Bridges," this beautiful city

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Sheyenne River Valley, this welcoming, forward-thinking city conveys quality of place to residents and visitors. 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. This community also takes great pride in being located along the award- winning Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway; where beauty abounds, no matter the season. Valley City’s hometown charm and endless opportunities make it an ideal place to Find the Good Life.

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Home to national and multinational corporations as well as locally owned shops, Valley City is a leader in advanced manufacturing, technology and energy with a strong focus on agriculture. Its proximity to North Dakota’s largest city, access to transportation, educational opportunities and job training programs have positioned Valley City as an ideal place to launch or continue a rewarding career.


  • John Deere Seeding Group
  • Eagle Creek Software Services
  • SMP Health – St. Raphael
  • CHI Mercy Health
  • Sanford Health
  • Valley City Public Schools
  • Open Door Center
  • Valley City State University
  • Malach USA
  • Healthy Food Ingredients


Work hard, play hard. There’s no shortage of things to do when you live in Barnes County. With each season brings new possibilities to discover a new interest or hobby. In addition to its growing list of events and activities, this lively community offers dining diversity, cozy coffee shops, trendy boutiques, plentiful parks and thriving specialty shops such as Wild Prairie Bakery and Brockopp Brewery.

For the outdoor enthusiast, the Valley City area has a variety of adventures for any season. Winding its way through town, the easily accessible Sheyenne River is a North Dakota favorite for kayaking and fishing. Nearby Lake Ashtabula provides 26 miles of opportunities for camping, boating, water sports, dining as well as more trails for hiking and biking. South of town, grab some hot chocolate and hit the slopes skiing, snowboarding or tubing at Thrill Hills.

Fun for the whole family? You got it. Take the family bowling at Sky Lanes, swimming at the indoor or outdoor pool with a 148-foot waterslide, golfing along the river or beside the historic Hi-Line Bridge; then head to a planetarium show, movie or take a relaxing ride on our brand-new trolley. Check out the countless year-round events and activities this charming community has to offer at Valley City looks forward to meeting YOU!

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Want to learn more about the good life in Valley City and get connected to local champions and employers? We can do that.

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Valley City Tourism
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Valley City Chamber of Commerce
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Valley City Economic Development
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