Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota, has a diverse ethnic and cultural population. Its interesting history and Scandinavian heritage is quite clear, but Native Americans, Latinos and African Americans have also had their own influence on the local area. A cultural, industrial, educational, and retail center, Fargo is home to North Dakota State University, the Red River Zoo, the Fargo Air Museum, and the Fargodome, among many other local cultural and sporting attractions,
Despite being the biggest city in the state, Fargo's population is actually relatively small at about 110,000. Household income is roughly $45,000, while per capita rates are more like $30,000 per year. The average listing prices for home sales also take this middle ground at roughly $240,000. The estimated average house or condo value is $150,900. The median rent is $656. If you're looking to move to the area, you'll find that homes for sale, rent to own properties, and rental properties are all around about the average for the nation.
Throughout the year you'll find that there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Fargo, and with nearly 200 days a year of sunshine, you'll certainly have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors without fear of getting soaked. During the summer, average temperatures reach 82 degrees, which make it great weather for enjoying the 6 swimming pools in town.There are plenty of walking and biking trails to follow across dozens of parks, while for keen golfers there are 3 private and 13 public courses in the area. The Fargo Park District offers 90 miles of trail for bikers, walkers, runners, and even in-line skaters. Just 50 or so miles from the city you'll also have access to the 10,000 Lakes of Minnesota, and even when the winter sets in and the ground turns a snowy white, other activities like sledging and skiing take center stage. So, whatever the time of year, nothing stops the residents of Fargo from getting out and about and enjoying the great outdoors.
The nightlife in Fargo isn't like New York, but it will certainly do for a city with a population of only 100,000 or so. The most exciting place to visit is most certainly The Hub, an entertainment mecca comprising a range of style to suit all tastes. Move from the House of Rock to Cadillac Ranch, and from Vibe to Forbidden to create a night out that is as memorable as it is diverse. If it's a classic pub that you're looking for, Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse might be right up your street, while the HoDo Lounge makes for something of a more sophisticated night full of delicious wines and hand-picked scotches.
There's a good range of real estate options available of those moving to Fargo, from rustic designs to more contemporary loft apartments, all across a variety of different neighborhoods. Here are some of the highlights:
Centennial:In Centennial you'll find lots of lovely family homes, all surrounded by a host of great parks such as Timberline Park, Centennial Park, Oak Tree Park, and several others. Centennial Park is an outdoor area in the region, with an ice-skating rink, baseball fields, and playground. As you can guess, it's ideal for families.
Bluemont Lakes:Bluemont Lakes in the south of the city is a residential area, but it is close to two great commercial areas - 32nd Avenue and 25th Street. On either side you'll find some lovely parks, with Ed Clapp Park and Woodbury Park the standouts.
Downtown:The urban lifestyle in Downtown Fargo makes it popular among young professionals working in the city, and its proximity to the buzz of the nightlife venues and park amenities provide the best of both worlds for those living there.
South 8th Street Historic District:If you're looking for a prestigious part of town to settle in, look no further than South 8th Street Historic District. Here you'll find a range of architectural styles, from Mediterranean to Colonial Dutch and Tudor. You will love the quaint street lights that line the pavement and the beautifully curved roads that lead up to the more impressive homes in the area. A great option for families with a bit more money to spend.
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