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The lifestyle in Murray County is comfortable and the cost of living is lower than in many other communities, especially compared to metro areas. 

According to Sperling's Best Places comparisons, the cost of living in Murray County cities can be 30 percent less than Minneapolis, St. Paul or Brooklyn Park. Median home cost can be 66 percent less in Murray County, and in some of our cities, the average cost for a homeowner can be up to 85 percent less than in the metro area.

The safety of Murray County cannot be beat! The Murray County Sheriff's Office, along with police departments in both Slayton and Fulda, keep us safe. Deputies and officers are our friends and neighbors - the people we know and trust.

The many civic organizations in the county allows for volunteer opportunities, and a chance to help others. Our veterans are proud members of local American Legions. There are Lions, Kiwanis, Community Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, Masons and so much more!

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Coming home has never been so nice! In Murray County, there are bare lots for building, homes for sale and for rent, senior living facilities, apartments and more. From high-end to starter homes, acreages to neighborhoods, brand new housing to fixer-uppers, lakeside living to prairie views, you’ll find a place to call home in Murray County.

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The Murray County Sheriff’s Office, Fulda Police Department, Slayton Police Department, city fire and rescue organizations and the Murray County Ambulance… members are friends and neighbors, and they all work hard to keep the residents of Murray County safe. They are experienced, professional, and there for us in any emergency.

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Civic Organizations


Murray County has civic organizations to fit every lifestyle. Lions, Masons, Kiwanis, American Legions, community clubs, church groups, snowmobile clubs, historical societies, quilters, choirs and bands, senior centers, sportsman associations, agricultural groups, garden clubs, support groups… you’ll find it all in Murray County.

Beginning in 2023, tax abatement on new home construction is possible through the 

Murray County Home Initiative

Rental/Redevelopment Program

Do you own rental property that needs some updating? Or are you looking to redevelop an unoccupied dwelling? The Murray County EDA Rental/Redevelopment Program could be right for you. 

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