About Us

Welcome to the City of Velva!  Our city is defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear.  We take pride in maintaining a wholesome lifestyle, rich in farming, ranching, and family history. With this deep commitment to the preservation of our environment, our North Dakota heritage, and a progressive approach to local business we invite you to take a look at what we have to offer.  Our population of 1100 people thrive in this lush valley located along the Mouse River.   Highlights of our bustling town include:

  • Home of the Velva Aggies! Our school, with a student body of 480, offers K-12th grade, along with numerous educational, extracurricular, and sports related entities. 
  • BLS ambulance service and a fire department, serving both townspeople and rural areas. 
  • Three churches of Lutheran, Methodist, and Catholic denomination. Each has Sunday school and confirmation opportunities.
  • A 50 bed nursing home and a 16 unit assisted living wing.
  • Small businesses including a well diverisfied grocery store; drug store and pharmacy; and a C-store with off-sale liquor.
  • An active senior citizen center.
  • A Public Libary.
  • Saddle Club and rodeo grounds.
  • Three dining establishments.
  • Clinic, chiroparactic, and dental offices.
  • A community owned bank, and credit union.
  • A full gas station with mechanic shop. 
  • Swimming pool and miniature golf located in a richly shaded park with playground and picnic shelters. 
  • Three campground parks with full hook-up capabilities. 
  • A twelve unit motel.
  • Nine hole golf couse including rental carts and cart barns for longterm storage.  Mens, ladies, and couples night throughout the summer.
  • Velva City Development (VCDC), an active association of commerce (VAC), and Commnunity Improvement Group.
  • Member of ND Main Street Intiative.
  • Home of the nationally known "Dots Pretzels." 

A  brief listing of what we want visitors and prospective residents to know about our thriving city of Velva.  It truly is a Star City!