Fargo Real Estate

    Choosing Fargo real estate for your next home will mean residing in the largest city in North Dakota. The population, according to the 2010 census, was 105,549. Fargo, along with the cities of Moorhead, Minnesota and West Fargo, ND, form the Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. This area has a population of approximately 208,777. The city was founded in 1871 and present day Fargo was once only a stopping place for steamboats on the Red River. The original name was Centralia; however, it was renamed for The Wells Fargo Express Company founder, William Fargo. Purchasing Fargo homes for sale puts buyers in the midst of an area that has flourished since the Northern Pacific Railroad was established.

    Fargo real estate – residential and commercial – is attractive to buyers for the easy accessibility which is in part due to Interstates 29 and 94. The West Acres Shopping Center was constructed near the intersection of these two Interstates. In addition to the Interstates, Fargo has U.S. Highways 81, 10 and 52. The Hector International Airport is located in Fargo. The BNSF Railway provides another mode of transportation for the area and Amtrak service as well as a public bus service; Fargo Moorhead Metro Area Transit (MAT) is available. This is definitely a city that is well-connected when it comes to transportation.

    Residents of Fargo real estate are served by the Fargo Public Schools System. There are fifteen elementary, three middle and four high schools. North Dakota State University is located in Fargo as well as several smaller colleges. Fargo is the location of several major corporations, including Cetero Research, Navteq and Microsoft. Considered the economic center of southeastern North Dakota and part of northwestern Minnesota, Fargo is an education, health care, manufacturing, retail and cultural center for the area. Fargo was ranked as the 7th “best small city in the nation to start a business or a career” in a study published by Forbes.

    Fargo homes for sale include a selection of single-family homes, condos and townhouses as well as farms or ranches with acreage. Planning agencies within the city have been promoting the revitalization of housing in many of the older areas of the city, for example, the Roosevelt neighborhood, in an effort to strengthen these areas. The combination of affordable housing, low crime rates and low unemployment rates have resulted in Fargo being consistently ranked at the top of Money magazine’s list of America’s most livable cities throughout the latter 1990s and the early 2000s.