Fargo, North Dakota

Life in Fargo, North Dakota, explained by people who’ve lived in Fargo:

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Fargo Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Fargo?

  • Jobs!! (JJ, 5 years)
  • The community. (Ashley, 7 years)
  • The quiet and how friendly many are. (Sara, 7 years)
  • Not too much bad stuff happening constantly and lots of parks for both kids and dogs. (Chloe, 12 years)
  • Snow. (Dennis, 20 years)
  • Layout. (Tom, 20 years)
  • Homogeneity of population. (Leo, 22 years)
  • Living there. (Jim, 30 years)
  • Friendly people. (Patricia, 31 years)
  • It’s home. I just like it here and summer and fall are the best. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • People. (Brian, 51 years)

Fargo Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Fargo?

  • Weather. (JJ, 5 years)
  • No lakes/landscape. (Ashley, 7 years)
  • Not much to do long travel times to do anything in summer months. (Sara, 7 years)
  • The North Dakota weather. (Chloe, 12 years)
  • Rate of growth. (Tom, 20 years)
  • Job opportunity. (Leo, 22 years)
  • Small town people thing. (Jim, 30 years)
  • Cold weather. (Patricia, 31 years)
  • The middle of winter. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • Price of airplane tickets. (Brian, 51 years)

Fargo Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Fargo?

  • There is nothing. (JJ, 5 years)
  • Lots of events. (Ashley, 7 years)
  • Roller skating and sky zone and bars if you are into that kind of thing. (Sara, 7 years)
  • Thunder road, movie, library, shopping, and bowling. (Chloe, 12 years)
  • Go to the lakes. (Dennis, 20 years)
  • Art, sports, cultural. (Tom, 20 years)
  • Drive-in and public swimming pool. (Leo, 22 years)
  • Go out with friends. (Jim, 30 years)
  • Seems like people like to go out to eat- so many places to choose from. (Patricia, 31 years)
  • NDSU games, Redhawks Force games, the zoo. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • Parks, downtown, shopping. (Brian, 51 years)

Fargo’s Reputation

What’s Fargo known for?

  • Drinking. (JJ, 5 years)
  • The bison. (Ashley, 7 years)
  • Cold and bison. (Sara, 7 years)
  • I have no clue. (Chloe, 12 years)
  • The movie. (Dennis, 20 years)
  • Education, sports. (Tom, 20 years)
  • The Movie Fargo. (Leo, 22 years)
  • Fargo theater. (Jim, 30 years)
  • Weather. (Patricia, 31 years)
  • Nice people. (Brian, 51 years)

Fargo Crime

What’s the crime like in Fargo? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Not bad compared to Detroit. (JJ, 5 years)
  • North Fargo/downtown isn’t great. (Ashley, 7 years)
  • I heard S Fargo is bad the rest is low. (Sara, 7 years)
  • Was good but seems to be increasing a lot the past 10 years)
  • I try not to pay attention. (Chloe, 12 years)
  • Don’t remember any. (Dennis, 20 years)
  • When I lived there, there was almost no crime, rape or murder. It was a safe and wonderful place to live with great schools neighbors you knew! (Leo, 22 years)
  • I moved out in ’74 there was not that much hard crime then. (Jim, 30 years)
  • When I lived there, seemed non-existent, but understand it’s catching up with the rest of the U.S. (Patricia, 31 years)
  • Getting worse, nothing like when I was growing up. (Brian, 51 years)

Fargo Advice

Any advice for people moving to Fargo?

  • Bring lots of blankets. (JJ, 5 years)
  • Bring warm clothes. (Ashley, 7 years)
  • Pack loads of warm clothes and like the bison. (Sara, 7 years)
  • Bring both┬áreally, really good coats, boots, and clothes for when it reaches 100 F. (Chloe, 12 years)
  • Bring a jacket. (Dennis, 20 years)
  • Bundle up. (Tom, 20 years)
  • Enjoy what it now has to offer. (Leo, 22 years)
  • Be open-minded. (Jim, 30 years)
  • Be sure to check out which section (NSEW) you want to live in. (Patricia, 31 years)
  • You will like it here. Get out and learn the town. It’s pretty easy to get around. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • Get involved, meet the people. (Brian, 51 years)

Fargo Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Fargo (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Lots of stupid drivers. (JJ, 5 years)
  • Beer and bacon fest! (Ashley, 7 years)
  • Getting lost trying to find my apt. for two weeks after getting it. It took me 4 hours to get home, the streets all look the same in the area of W Fargo I live in. (Sara, 7 years)
  • I went to West acres bowl and did really good when I usually suck. (Chloe, 12 years)
  • Co. Fair, rodeo. (Tom, 20 years)
  • Wasn’t allowed to rent apartment, because I was a single mother, and the landlord said she didn’t want to listen to men coming and going all night. (I had never met her, or seen her my entire life). (Patricia, 31 years)
  • Going through the winter of 96-97. All time record for snow in a year. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • 1976 4th of July celebration at Island Park/Dike West. (Brian, 51 years)

Fargo’s Future

How do you think Fargo will change over the next 10 years?

  • More crime and diseases. (JJ, 5 years)
  • It’ll continue to grow. (Ashley, 7 years)
  • I am going to say failing. I have seen a record number of people leave the state in 2018. (Sara, 7 years)
  • I think it will get more developed. (Chloe, 12 years)
  • Grow. (Tom, 20 years)
  • A greater influx of people from other countries and nationalities. (Leo, 22 years)
  • Big changes ahead but there has been a lot since I moved. (Jim, 30 years)
  • Crime and racial tensions. (Patricia, 31 years)
  • It will keep growing and bring in new things we don’t currently have. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • Grow and more crime if we don’t stop it. (Brian, 51 years)

Fargo Facts

Any other interesting facts about Fargo?

  • It’s cold and the drivers suck. (JJ, 5 years)
  • Friendliness. (Tom, 20 years)
  • People that have┬álived there. (Jim, 30 years)
  • Most people, once there, seem to settle and not move on. (Patricia, 31 years)