Quality of Life
A lively, dynamic community with a metropolitan population of 180,000 and growing, Fargo Moorhead is one of those places that ranks exceptionally high on the "livability" scale. With a broad economic base that includes technology, information services, healthcare, education, retail, finance, and agriculture, it's home to one of the Upper Midwest's fastest-growing economies. Called an island of economic stability, in good times and bad, the area is experiencing dynamic growth in population, employment, and job creation. But while Fargo Moorhead literally hums with activity, we're also known for being clean, safe, friendly, and not particularly stressful. In short, it's easy to live and do business here.
Safe & Family-Friendly
There are tangible reasons why Fargo Moorhead is considered a wonderful place to raise a family. North Dakota boasts the lowest overall crime rate and the lowest violent crime rate in the nation. The air and water are clean, it's easy to navigate, housing is plentiful and affordable, and schools and medical facilities are outstanding. But there are other reasons -- not so measurable but just as important: a sense of community, a focus on families, solid values, and a genuine concern for others -- all of which you'll find here in abundance.
Exceptional Education Opportunities
With some of the best schools in the nation, this is where we really shine. The area is a regional center for learning and is home to two universities, a well-respected private college, a community and technical college, a business school, and a skills and technology center for custom training and retraining. High quality elementary and secondary education is also a priority.
Downtown – Alive and Thriving
Hip restaurants, cafes and galleries, distinctive boutiques, artsy hangouts, funky lounges, luxury condos, a historic art deco
theatre, and a truly out-of-the-ordinary upscale hotel with distinctive touches are all part of a beautifully restored and newly revitalized Downtown Fargo. It's all here – dazzling culinary adventures, arts and entertainment, and a lively nightlife.
A Lively Community
A sampling of the expansive entertainment options in Fargo Moorhead:
- Abundant and diverse shopping and dining
- The symphony
- The opera
- Art museums
- Dance companies
- Music ensembles
- Division I college sports
- RedHawks minor league baseball
- Live theatre
- A nationally ranked children's museum
- The Red River Zoo
- The Fargo Air Museum
- Film and music festivals
- Trollwood Performing Arts School
- and everything from Broadway productions to headliner acts to a three-ring circus at the Fargodome.
Things to do in the great outdoors: 175 public parks on more than 3,000 acres, 20 public and several private golf courses, more than 99 miles of biking and hiking trails, softball, baseball, tennis, swimming, and cross-country skiing facilities. And beautiful lake country is less than an hour's drive away.
Minutes from the Lake
Fargo Moorhead is less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. Many Fargo Moorhead residents have lake homes and cabins that serve as a peaceful getaway on a hot summer weekend. Fishing, boating and water sports are popular activities, as is putting your feet up and watching the spectacular sunset.
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