Stanley, North Dakota Area and Community Information


Stanley, North Dakota Real EstateStanley, North Dakota sits next to the Great Northern Railroad lines that once brought settlers to the area eagerly searching for land. When Mountrail County was organized, Stanley was the biggest town around so it became the county seat. It is believed Stanley was named after an early settler. What began as a quiet ranching and farming community has now changed into a rapidly growing small city. Stanley, North Dakota properties sit on top of the Bakken Formation which geologists believe could hold over four billion barrels of oil.

Even though  is experiencing rapid change due to the area’s oil and gas activity, this great small town still offers activities for everyone. Mountrail County’s 4-H Basketball Tournament takes place in Stanley’s gym each spring. The best student athletes in Mountrail and surrounding counties are showcased at this competitive event.


Stanley’s Fourth of July celebration brings in a lively parade, children’s activities, food and plenty of fireworks. The Historic Sibly Center for Life Enrichment of Stanley hosts a highly regarded musical and entertainment show in conjunction with the Fourth of July celebration. Stanley, North Dakota Homes are available near the beautiful Sibly Center.

Stanley, ND PropertiesRodeos are also found near available Stanley, North Dakota Real Estate. Stanley’s local arena hosts the annual July Mountrail County Rodeo. The region’s best bareback riders, saddle bronc riders, bull riders and steer ropers put on a great show while competing for cash prizes. The annual Burke County Birding Festival at nearby Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge. The festival brings in bird watchers from all over the country. This area of real estate in Stanley, North Dakota is known for producing more ducks than anywhere else in the country.

Along with these events, Stanley offers plenty of activities for families searching for Stanley North Dakota Homes for sale. Home buyers will want a closer look at the majestic Mountrail County Courthouse. This French Renaissance building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Activities and Attractions

Stanley, ND Homes for saleA Stanley, North Dakota home buyer will also enjoy some of the town’s other attractions. Nearby Flickertail Village is an outdoor museum featuring pioneer era buildings. Stanley’s Wilson Park has picnic areas, a playground, a horseshoe pit, and ball courts. Right next door to the park is the Ray Rude Outdoor Swimming Pool. Swimmers can also enjoy the warm water therapy pool at the town’s Ina Mae Rude Aquatic Center. Golfers find the city’s nine hole Prairie Rose Golf Course offers exercise in a scenic setting.

Stanley’s Dakota Drug and their famous Whirl-A-Whip machine is another fun spot for folks looking at homes for sale in Stanley North Dakota. This antique machine mixes ice cream with all types of ingredients to make desserts just like our great-great grandparents once enjoyed.

Plenty of shopping, restaurants, a local movie theater, great library and other small town features make Stanley North Dakota a nice place to live. A
 Basin Brokers Realtor can tell you more about this great town.

Markets Served: Williston, North Dakota, Watford City, North Dakota, Crosby, North Dakota, Ray, North Dakota, Tioga, North Dakota, Stanley, North Dakota. Contact Basin Brokers to find out more about these communities. 
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