Williston, North Dakota Area


Williston sits on the banks of the Missouri River in northwestern North Dakota. This early river boating town was founded in 1909 and became an important railroad center for the region’s wheat and cattle industry. In 1951 the discovery of oil led to a boom that has returned today. The land near Williston, ND is now producing more oil than any other site in America.

Leaders wisely invested in infrastructure when oil and gas money began rolling into city coffers. Williston’s economy is enriched by the oil and gas industry, agriculture and the service sector. The town’s improved roads, parks and community buildings have enhanced the lives of area residents.


Williston’s rich community events calendar encompasses a wide variety of festivals including May’s Band Day Festival, the Upper Missouri Valley Fair and the Fall Arts Festival. In addition to these great events, the town has plenty of outdoor activities available near Williston North Dakota Homes. Williston has ten city parks with plenty of shade trees, picnic areas and playgrounds available for families. When the weather gets too cold for outdoor play, the Raymond Family Community Center’s basketball and racquetball courts, weight rooms, ice arena and multi-purpose rooms are available for family fun.

Williston’s newly found wealth has allowed the city to begin construction on a new $70 million community center. This center will be the biggest in the state and one of the largest in the country. It will add a water park, Olympic sized pool, four basketball courts, four tennis courts, a running track and other activities, a major benefit for potential home buyers.

Attraction and Activities

Another great community activity that is strongly supported by local businesses and community groups is Williston’s youth baseball program. Over 1,000 youth baseball games are played each year in the town’s beautiful Ardean Aafedt Stadium. Williston North Dakota Properties are available near this beautiful field.

Outdoor sports are an important part of Williston life. The rich greens of three local golf courses are a major plus for golfers looking at homes for sale in Williston. The Missouri River and Nearby Lake Sakakawea offer some of the best freshwater fishing in the nation. Hunters invade the area each fall to enjoy some of North Dakota’s best pheasant and deer hunting.

Home buyers visiting the area should pick up a Williston/Williams County Leisure Trail Map. Ten miles of trails for hiking or biking excursions are available at nearby Lewis and Clark State Park. More ambitious hikers may want to try the 97 miles long Maah Daah Hey Trail that runs through Theodore Roosevelt National Park south of Williston. A Basin Brokers Realtor can tell you more about this great area.

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