Why Fargo



There are plenty of reasons, but we'll share a few of the top ones.

The Fargo-Moorhead region is nationally recognized on numerous top 10 and best places list. Here’s just a sampling of some of our favorites. With a fast growing population of more than 260,000 people in the region, Fargo Moorhead boasts a young population, safe cities and plenty of things to do year-round. 

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10 Hottest Job Markets



8,000+ positions are currently open in Fargo and the surrounding region.

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Top Place to Live Post-Pandemic

Business Insider

You don’t have to be alone! Fargo is not too big and not too small.
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Top 100 Places to Live

2020-2023 Livability

Fargo’s housing market is below average and has a low unemployment rate and high demand for labor.
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Nation’s 3rd Most Recession-Proof City

2019 Livability

Fargo has a strong economy with a diverse range of citizens.
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6th Happiest City in the U.S.

2019 WalletHub


SMILE! You live in Fargo!

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Broadway Named National Main Street in America

National Life Group

Broadway in downtown Fargo is the place for food, drinks, entertainment, events, shopping and more!

Yeah, We’re Unique.

And that little unexpected spark is what makes people love it here.

Culture & Innovation

We believe in the better way. Around here, we’re always growing, adapting, and learning. From startups to product innovations, you can count on business here to keep you on your toes.

Home to innovative startups like…

Emerging Prarie, Hub for new businesses and start-ups in Fargo, ND

Marvin Companies is Headquartered in Fargo, ND, and is a large employer in Fargo's manufacturing industry.

Jobs for Every Interest

Whatever your passion, we’ve got a career for you. From education to technology to the arts, the region’s diverse industries provide options for everyone.

Fargo is Headquarters for companies like…

College Towns at Heart

Home to three, four-year colleges and several trade schools and community colleges, the Fargo-Moorhead area is 30,000 students strong.

Home to Nationally known Universities…

North Dakota State University Football Tailgating at the Fargo Dome in Fargo ND

Ice Sculptures & Frostival, in Moorhead, MN.

Ah, summer…and awesome snowmen

You’ll love the outdoor concerts, miles of trails, beautiful parks and all the summer season has to offer. And when the snow falls, you can make some serious snowmen.

Excitement for every season…

Food, Breweries, & Shopping

Hip, distinctive, quirky. The Fargo area is happening. And thanks to the thriving entrepreneurial spirit, new things are popping up all the time.

View local Fargoians’ favorite places in the area on our Community Champions page.

Red River Market

Pioneers at Heart

Early days on the prairie.

Thousands of hopeful European pioneers flooded into the area to settle America’s newest frontier. Little did they know, they were walking into some of the world’s richest agricultural land, thanks to soil deposits left by a prehistoric ice age lake. Rooted in inconceivably humble beginnings stemmed a worldwide mecca for agricultural innovation.

Early settlers were not the only pioneers. Over the years, fiercely independent prairie dwellers applied their entrepreneurial spirit to create a new frontier of business and industry, including advanced manufacturing, research, technology, and health care.

Today, the nation’s best and brightest workers are flowing into the area to take advantage of booming business, job opportunities, and hotbeds of entrepreneurialism. They are becoming today’s prairie people.

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We got options.

The Fargo-Moorhead area has a great housing market where you can find available apartments, homes, townhomes, and lake homes!


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