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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Fargo, North_Dakota

The largest city in North Dakota, Fargo is an interesting college community. The city is a regional center located on the Red River on the eastern border next to Minnesota.  North Dakota State University is one of several universities in Fargo and has 12,500 students here. The universities provide a vital presence in  Fargo.  The city has an active cultural life with many theatres and other cultural events. The Academy Award winning film "Fargo" was mostly shot in Minneapolis and other parts of North Dakota.

Where to Retire in Fargo and Home Prices

There are retirement communities and active adult communities to choose from in and around Fargo.  The median selling price of a home in the 4th quarter of 2021, was $252,400, according to the National Association of Realtors.

What Is Special about Fargo

North Dakota State University is a special addition to Fargo.  The city has been named to several "best places" lists, including best places to raise kids, retire, create jobs, biking, and more.

What Is Not Special about Fargo

Have you heard about the winters in North Dakota?

Climate and Physical Environment

Fargo is on the Red River in southeastern North Dakota. The average January low temp is -2 and the average July high is 82 (F).

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Much of Fargo's culture stems from the colleges and universities here. But there are several performing theatres, a restored movie house, and the Plains Art Museum is the largest museum of art in the state.


The crime rate is a little above the national average

Medical Facilities

Sanford Health services the area along with several medical facilities. There is a VA hospital located here.


Hector International Airport is located here; there is an Amtrak station in Fargo; the city is bicycle friendly with designated zones downtown for bikes.

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