33 apartments for rent in Bismarck, ND
In 1804, Lewis and Clark arrived near present-day Bismarck and built Fort Mandan, their winter encampment. It was also here that they met Sacagawea, the wife of a French-Canadian fur trapper who traveled with them from this point on toward the Pacific Ocean. She served as an interpreter and a guide as the party explored this new territory.
Today, Bismarck still calls to the adventurers and explorers. Located in the heart of North Dakota along the Missouri river, the vast, open plains stretch to the horizon, punctuated occasionally with lakes and sloping hills. Bismarck takes advantage of its wild beauty with an extensive park system – over 2,000 acres of parks include miles of biking trails, the Dakota Zoo, boat launches, and places to hunt and fish. Bismarck contains several golf courses, the Dakota Zoo, and the Super Slide Amusement Park. Fort Abraham Lincoln is located nearby and contains an Indian village, Custer’s House, and reconstructed military blockhouses. The park contains a campground, living history tours, a gift shop, and places for hiking, fishing, and picnicking.
Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. The government is the city’s largest employer and the capitol building, the largest building in the city, towers over the rest of downtown. Downtown Bismarck is the urban hub with shopping plazas, a major mall, restaurants, the Bismarck Civic Center, and other businesses.
For those considering a move to Bismarck, don’t worry about the weather. With the average summer temperature around 75 degrees and the average winter temperature in the upper teens, the weather won’t keep you from loving your new Bismarck apartment. As for snow – it is just enough to make the landscape beautiful, but not as much as you may think. Bismarck averages less than 50 inches a year.