Fargo : North dakota

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What it's Like to Retire in Fargo

Baby boomers who choose Fargo as their retirement community will find it to be the largest city in North Dakota, America's 48th most populated state. 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. Photo of downtown Fargo courtesy of Wikipedia and Unimatic1140.

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 2010 was about $150,000 (City-Data.com)

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?

Who will like retirement in Fargo

People who want to live in a small city of about 100,000 with a strong civic sense and ready access to the great out of doors.

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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.


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Facts about FARGO
  • State: ND
  • Environment: Urban,College Town,Biking Community,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 0 -20
  • Avg July Temperature:
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer

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