Downtown Grafton


Grafton, North Dakota is located in the NE corner of the state, in the heart of the Red River Valley. Grafton is a charming town of about 4,100. Strong schools, caring neighbors, world-class healthcare, and more make Grafton the perfect place to raise a family. Conventional wisdom has led us to believe that amenities like first-rate education, quality healthcare, access to entertainment, and job opportunities are only available in big cities. But we don’t have to give up comfort and safety to give our families the life they deserve. In Grafton, North Dakota, we can access the opportunities and amenities we need while enjoying the small-town comforts and community we love.

Start your day with a coffee from Cabin Road Coffee House, Bean Dash, Caribou Coffee or smoothie from Nutrition Station then head over to visit some of our local shops: Silo Boutique, Byrdie’s Gift Shop & Lounge, and The Little Kitchen. For some afternoon family fun, head to the Stand Twin Theater, Grafton Farmer’s Market, Fair Oaks Golf Course, or our new outdoor pickleball courts.

Looking for a new experience? Stop over at The Little Kitchen for high-end cooking classes, Barefaced Studio for unique art classes, Namaste to test out yoga classes, the Grafton Performing Arts Center for a local musical, or the Grafton Curling Club to try out the official state sport of curling! There are many local clubs to fit everyone’s hobbies: Old-timers Hockey, running, cornhole, softball, pickleball, curling, art, guns, archery, senior club and more. Some favorite eateries in Grafton are Roma’s Italian, Lee’s Chinese, Granny’s Café, Azteca, Subway, Frosty Fox, Last Chance, and Shenanigans.

Grafton has 4 miles of walking paths trailing around town and through our popular Leistikow Park. Leistikow boasts a lovely family pool, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, picnic shelters, a large playground, river access with kayak rentals, an outdoor fitness station, walking trails, and 18-hole Frisbee golf. The campground at Leistikow Park has 5 cabins, 50 RV sites, a tenting meadow, and a dog park. Buster Schumacher Park, 8th Street Diamond, and the Baseball Complex are all bustling during the warm months! Grafton Parks & Rec provides youth programing throughout the Summer and Wintertime. Enroll your kids in soccer, baseball, softball, ice skating, and figure skating. During the winter we have hockey and skating at the Centennial Center. We have 2 outdoor rinks with warming houses, a home-made sledding hill, and groomed trails at Leistikow Park. You can rent CC Skis and Snowshoes for the weekend!

In Grafton, North Dakota, we can access the opportunities and amenities we need while enjoying the small-town comforts and community we love. Whether you grew up in a small town and want to provide the same experience for your family, or you just want a break from the big city, Grafton is the perfect place to consider when relocating.

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