In 1886 a community named Rugby Junction was founded on the Great Northern Railway where the Bottineau spur met the main line. The name was chosen in honor of the famous Warwickshire, England railroad junction, with the expectation it would draw English settlers. Nearly eighty percent of the population is of Scandinavian and North Germanic ancestry. The Junction was dropped from the name when the community became a city. You’ll find this remarkable community conveniently located at the intersection of North Dakota State Highway 3 and U.S. Highway 2. Minot and Devils Lake are only 1 hour from Rugby, while Bottineau is just forty-five minutes away.
Home to around 3,000 residents, Rugby is a scenic place with an abundance of undeniable natural beauty, for which North Dakota is known. The climate here is typical of the north, with an annual average rainfall of 19.12 inches, and an average temperature of 39.8 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature in the month of July is 66.9, with a high of 81 degrees, while the average temperature in the month of January is nearer to 8.1, with a high of 17 degrees Fahrenheit. The city prides itself on its clean air, affordable housing, and low crime rate. Furthermore, the city has an indoor pool, four municipal auditoriums, an auto-racing track, skate park, skating rink, six ball fields, two tennis courts, one bowling alley, an amateur theater, golf course, fairgrounds, and the Geographical Center Museum and Pioneer Village. There are also four lovely parks in Rugby, Ellery Park, Prairie Village Museum Park, South Side Park, and the Pierce County Fairgrounds Park.
Home Buyers seeking a quiet, laid-back lifestyle amidst abundant natural beauty will be delighted with the housing options of Rugby. Homes for sale in Rugby are limited due to the city’s size. However, there is surprising diversity in Rugby real estate offerings. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information if you would like to learn more about available properties in Rugby, North Dakota.