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Welcome to SoVal!

There’s this place where lakes, wilderness and adventure are only minutes from key restaurants, chic local shops, and endless entertainment. It’s a place surrounded by natural beauty and cultural vibrancy, with neighborhoods straight out of a Hallmark movie. This place is Southern Valley (SoVal) – nestled within the counties of Richland,ND and Wilkin,MN.

Some call it the most charming corner of the country—others call it the best kept secret in the Midwest. We hope you’ll just call it home. So, what do you say—are you up for it?


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Best of Both Worlds

Compare our cost of living to other cities- we dare you. Southern Valley is the ideal place for young professionals and families to call home (or those who are just looking to make their dollar stretch a little further). Who says you can’t have it all?





The Southern Valley has been the perfect place to raise our boys. The wonderful school system and amazing teachers have helped them thrive academically. The programs, events, and offerings the area has are helping them grow into well-rounded individuals. We enjoy having all the amenities Wahpeton/Breckenridge has to offer without the hassle of long lines or traffic allowing us to spend more time on the things that matter most. We love the friendly community feel!

Alison S.Teacher

Our family moved to the Southern Valley four years ago. We were looking for a community to raise our kids with good schools, small classroom sizes and a sense of community that can’t be found in a bigger city. We had no idea how much we would fall in love with our new home and the people who have welcomed us.
What we have experienced has been a welcoming, safe, affordable community with lots of amenities. The Southern Valley is located in close proximity to many larger cities including Fargo, Minneapolis and Sioux Falls so it’s easy to still experience the benefits of a big city while living the small town lifestyle.
Moving to the Southern Valley was the best decision we could have made for our family. We love it here and would recommend this area to anyone looking for the perfect place to raise a family.

Lisa KunkelTeacher

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