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Guide to Fargo
Fargo Apartments For Rent
Surrounded by the wild and rugged beauty of North Dakota, Fargo is carved out of the landscape like a steel-and-concrete mountain range. It is the largest city in the state and is considered one of the fastest-growing small cities in the nation. Adventure seekers and pioneers have long made the trek to North Dakota, known as the “Gateway to the Midwest.” The city dates back to the mid-1800s when it was a stopping point for steamboats coming down the Red River. Today, Fargo is considered one of the nation’s most livable cities due to its low unemployment rate (one of the lowest in the nation), low crime rate, and affordability. If you’re drawn by the charm of Fargo’s beautiful downtown, wide-open spaces, and outdoor adventures, here’s what you need to know about apartments for rent in Fargo.
Things to Do in Fargo:
Fargo is home to North Dakota State University, which dates back to 1890. This comprehensive land-grant university is home to roughly 14,600 students. As a new Fargo resident, you’ll want to check out the Thundering Herd – the NDSU Bison football team has won 26 conference championships and eight national championships. They are part of NCAA Division I. In January 2014, the Bison won their third consecutive national championship in FCS football – only the second team in history to do so. After choosing your Fargo apartment, put on your yellow and green and head for the Fargodome (if it’s football season). This is college football at its finest. You can also cheer on the basketball team at Bison Sports Arena and the baseball team at Newman Outdoor Field.
Fargo is home to some terrific parks and a variety of community events. Be sure to attend the Celtic Festival in March, the German Folk Festival in July, the Midwest Kid Fest in June, and the Fiber Arts Fest in August. Of course, being Fargo, there are winter activities, as well, such as the Youth Ice Fishing Derby in February, the Pond Hockey Classic (also in February), and Santa Village from mid-October to late-December.
The Buffalo River State Park features 12 miles of hiking trails through prairies and forest and six miles of cross-country skiing trails. The park also offers a warming house in winter, a swimming beach in summer, a golf course, picnic areas, and campgrounds.
The Red River Zoo is open from May to September. This 33-acre zoo is home to many endangered species living in natural habitat exhibits. The zoo contains more than 300 animals, from native to exotic. The zoo also offers a carousel, wagons and safari carts, and special events.
Fargo offers its share of art and culture, as well. Be sure to catch a show at the 1926 Fargo Theater, a historic art deco theater located downtown. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theater plays movies as well as hosting special concerts and other events.
The Fargo Civic Center hosts a variety of events, including sports events, trade shows, entertainment, and community events. The Fargo Air Museum is a terrific place to visit. This museum contains historic, well-maintained aircraft, engine exhibits, and a history mural. The museum also hosts special events and exhibits. Other museums in Fargo include the Rourke Art Museum, the Rourke Art Gallery, and the Plains Art Museum.
Shoppers will love the pedestrian-friendly downtown, which is filled with specialty shops and restaurants. Be sure to visit neighboring Moorhead, home to the Moorhead Antique Mall, and Southpointe Mall.
What to Consider When Moving to Fargo:
Fargo is located in the Great Plains and is relatively flat. Winters tend to be cold and snowy, with lows often falling below zero. As you prepare to move to your new apartment in Fargo, keep this in mind – you’ll want a parka, boots, a scarf, and gloves. Snowmobiling, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing are popular winter activities in Fargo. Lows can sometimes fall to -20 degrees, and Fargo receives an average of 52 inches of snow in winter. But don’t think that keeps Fargo residents indoors! They are out snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and attending winter festivals.
Fargo has a growing economy with several businesses located here. Fargo is also considered one of the best locations to start a business or career. Top employers in Fargo include NDSU, Microsoft, US Bank, Essentia Health, and Sanford Health. Fargo’s diverse economy includes healthcare, technology, and manufacturing.
Fargo has a mass transit system, the Fargo Moorhead Metro Area Transit, or MAT. The riders are mostly college students, and the bus system caters to the student population. Getting around Fargo is easy – the streets follow a basic grid system.
Fargo has several neighborhoods to consider as you look at apartments. The West Acres Neighborhood contains West Acres Shopping Center and Rabanus Park. This neighborhood also offers more than 40 apartment buildings as well as movie theaters, restaurants, and a YMCA. Also on the west side, the Anderson Park neighborhood contains walking paths, playgrounds, parks, and the Red River Zoo.
Located along the Red River, the Lincoln neighborhood is a beautiful community, home to the Fargo Country Club. This neighborhood consists mainly of single-family homes, but there are townhomes and apartments, especially along the western edge of the neighborhood near University Drive.
Downtown Fargo is a terrific place for your apartment. This busy area is the original business district and contains a nice mix of residential and commercial properties. Downtown Fargo contains shops, restaurants, businesses, parks, walking trails, entertainment venues, and more.
Why Fargo Apartments Are Hot:
As one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, apartments in Fargo are in high demand! The rugged beauty and terrific downtown are impressive, but Fargo’s growing economy, low unemployment, and low crime are big reasons to make Fargo your next apartment-renting location!
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Aakers Business College
- North Dakota State University
- North Dakota State College of Science
- Mayville State University
Nearby Military Bases
- Great shopping destinations, such as the Moorhead Antique Mall and Southpointe Mall.
- Visiting Minnesota State University’s Moorhead Planetarium and the Regional Science Center.
- Fargo’s many museums include the Rourke Art Museum, the Rourke Art Gallery, and the Plains Art Museum.
- The Historical and Cultural Society in Moorhead is home to a replica Viking Ship.
- Golfing in Fargo is easy with many courses, including Prairiewood Golf Course and Osgood Golf Course.
- The Red River Valley Fair and the Big Iron Farm Show are just two events held at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.