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Priding itself on its small town living in a metropolitan environment, the Moorhead, Minn./Fargo, N.D. area combines hometown charm, year-around activities, a strong academic setting, and vigorous business climate in a region of over 200,000 residents. Created by glacial deposits 10,000 years ago, the region's geography features the Red River, which forms the border between Fargo and Moorhead and flows northward into Canada before emptying into Lake Winnipeg.
In Fargo, the saying goes that there's always a market selling what you need. The list includes the Fargo Farmers Market at Dike East Park, which features the freshest local produce and homemade food in the region. Or, if you're looking for one-of-a-kind local treasures, you'll want to check out the Junk Market run by the Eco Chic. Looking for a longtime local favorite? Lemon bars are extremely popular in the region and Nichole's Fine Pastry is a great source for those and other delicious treats. The Moorhead Center Mall has an ideal blend of shops, restaurants, boutiques and services. The area includes big standard retailers such as Wal-Mart, Old Navy, Target, Marshall's and more, but many unique local shops such as B.D.S. Books, the Fargo-Moorhead area's only fully-stocked used books store, and Beyond Running, a specialty running store focused on the everyday athlete.
Moorhead real estate prospects will enjoy the cozy feel and American fare of the Rustica Eatery & Tavern in Moorhead, while the Bangkok Corner offers delicious Asian cuisine. In Fargo, Mezzaluna offers fine dining, while Doolittle's Woodfire Grill offers mouth-watering wood-fired rotisserie cooking.
Winter is snowy and cold in the Moorhead/Fargo area, but those shopping for Moorhead real estate needn't despair. Area residents embrace their winters, whether it's the annual Polar Party in Moorhead or the Family Winter-ific Day at the Edgewood Golf Course in Fargo. Both Fargo and Moorhead feature a wide variety of parks as well as open ice skating areas for outdoor winter fun. Adult recreation programs feature everything from archery to softball, to birding and volleyball. Youth programs cover the full gamut, as well, with baseball and t-ball, cross country and swimming - and everything in between. Fargo/Moorhead residents love to get out and move; the annual Fargo Marathon, held in May, brings more than 20,000 people to the city, while Rock Fargo! is a popular race which features more than 50 live bands playing along the course.
Moorhead is a rich agricultural region created from glacial silt deposits left behind 10,000 years ago. While farming remains predominant in the area, the area is also home to a variety of corporate, manufacturing and distribution industries. Among those are American Crystal Sugar, Busch Agricultural Resources and Pactiv, a container manufacturing company. Besides offering a quality of life that is very favorable, the unemployment rate in the Moorhead/Fargo area is consistently below the national average.
Fargo has regularly shown up on Money magazine's list of most livable cities thanks to its low crime rates and affordable living, while its downtown has undergone a steady revitalization in recent years. In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked Fargo as the second-best small city in the country to start a business or career.
Those looking at Moorhead real estate opportunities will appreciate the thriving theater and art scene in the area. Fargo offers many art galleries and studios while the Fargo Art And Wine Walk is a popular annual event. The Art Deco Fargo Theater hosts movies and live performances. Moorhead's Hjemkomst Center contains the re-creation of a Viking ship, while the Clay County Museum and Archives has more than 30,000 archives. Baseball fans will want to check out the Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks, an independent professional team that plays at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo.
The Moorhead School District provides K-12 education to over 5,000 students and includes Moorhead High School. The district constructed new buildings and remodeled existing ones thanks to a $64 million investment in 2004. The district is known for its high student achievement. The Fargo Public Schools includes 22 buildings and services over 11,000 students.
Moorhead real estate prospects will be served by a variety of hospitals and health centers in the Fargo/Moorhead area, including the Sanford Health Center and Essentia Health.
Matbus is a public transportation system serving Fargo and Moorhead from Monday through Saturday. Hector International Airport of Fargo has four carriers: United, American Airlines, Delta and Allegiant.
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at 701-238-1652 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.
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