Did you know that the city of Halstad offers a free residential lot program? It’s true! Our residential lot program makes it possible for new and existing residents to build a brand-new home in our close-knit community.

As one of the only cities in the region offering this free housing lot program, Halstad provides residents with a unique opportunity to not only begin building equity but to set down roots within our community. Those qualified for the program can choose from any of the approved lots in Halstad’s established neighborhoods or new developments.

In addition to the free residential lot, the program includes several incentives. Qualified individuals will receive free connection to Halstad’s utilities. They will also be reimbursed for a portion of the construction to meter cost for electrical, water, and sewer services. Those eligible for the free residential lot program will receive a tax reduction, which defers special assessments for two years and includes a five-year city tax abatement.

While the free residential lot program provides plenty of incentives to move to Halstad, there are many more benefits to living in our community. Halstad has a low cost of living, is commuter-friendly, and has an excellent telecommunication infrastructure. Find out more below.

Low Cost of Living

Halstad, which resides in Norman County, has one of the lowest costs of living in the area. Our cost of living index is 75.9, which is well below the average cost of living in the United States (100) and Minnesota (97.2). Housing plays a significant factor in Halstad’s low cost of living. Halstad has extremely affordable housing, with a median home price of $117,800. In fact, our average home cost is half as expensive as homes in other cities in Minnesota.

Commuter-Friendly Location

Halstad is located right in the middle of Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota. Our location, combined with quick and easy access to I-29 and Highway 10 (US-75), makes Halstad one of the most commuter-friendly cities in the area. According to livability.com, the average commute time for Halstad residents is just 21.6 minutes. Residents can enjoy the peace and quiet that comes from small-town living without sacrificing everything larger cities have to offer.

Exceptional Telecommunication Infrastructure

While traveling to and from work is a breeze thanks to Halstad’s convenient location, remote workers will also excel in Halstad. The city has a telecommunication infrastructure that is second to none. Halstad Telephone Company provides the community with ultra-fast, DIRECT fiber-optic internet service up to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gb).
The city of Halstad is committed to improving the lives of our current and future residents, and we are thrilled to offer the free residential lot program. Halstad may be small, but it is mighty—and we’d love for you to be a part of our community! To learn more about how the free residential lot program works and the qualification guidelines, click here or call the city of Halstad at (218) 456-2128.

Landmark, located in Halstad, Minnesota was formerly the Norman County West High School.  The mission of Landmark is to promote community and advance the self-sufficiency of residents of all ages in a state-of-the-art Community Education, Fitness and Recreation Center.