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Old 02-05-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Hello ND Forum:
Greetings from NYC. I am a teacher. I am planning to move to Fargo sometime at the end of this year with my family. After doing a lot of research I realized that North Dakota could be a far better place to raise a family than NYC. I am married and have an eight month old daughter. I am originally from South Asia.
I don’t like very cold weather but that’s the compromise we have to make. I hope we’ll adopt.
I have a few questions … may be someone can answer…
How are the employment agencies in Fargo? Are they really helpful?
I came to know that there are a lot of apartment complexes in Fargo as I see on the internet search. The problem is that all the apartment managers say their neighborhood is good. If I share any addresses of apartment complex in Fargo (In the private Message), can anyone tell me what type of neighborhood is that?
I don’t know anybody there in ND… No friends or relatives. I hope through this forum I’ll be able to make a few good friends. I might be a little too early to start my search about things related to Fargo, but its better early than late.
I am looking forward to hearing from you. Have a nice weekend everybody.
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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There are really very few "bad parts" of Fargo. Moorhead has a few neighborhoods that aren't the best, but probably nothing like you see in N.Y.

Do you plan on becoming a teacher in Fargo?
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply. So if U were me which part of Fargo would U choose to rent an apartment?

Yes I would like to be a Teacher in Fargo. I know it might take sometime to get a decent job so I am pretty flexible for work. I would do any job to make both ends meet till I get a job I deserve?

In our institution we have mostly immigrant students. I guess this kind of set up will not be present in ND so it might be difficult to get into teaching, but I hope I'll be able to find something.

one more q... just curious why Coen Borthers named their 1996 movie "Fargo"? why they named it Fargo... Is there anything people from Fargo
has to say bout it?
Thanksss
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:21 AM
 
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I lived in Fargo for 2 years, and I would say rent an apartment anywhere. Fargo has a ton of apartment complexes to offer and very few are "bad". The newer apartments south of town are really nice, but you really can't go wrong renting anywhere. Fargo is a great place to live!
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Because there are three universities/colleges that all have education programs, yes--teaching jobs in the Fargo area can be very hard to come by. However, if you have an ELL specialty, there might be more opportunities. Fargo actually has a fair number of New Americans being resettled into the area. We have Sudanese, Somalis, Bhutanese, Iraqis, and Liberians just to name a few of the major groups coming here.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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Thanks for your replies.
what about the Goldmark property management listings on their website? anybody has any experience of living in their apartment buildings. Many deals in south and southwest Fargo look good to me...but anybody who actually lived there?
what is the day like in Fargo when it is around minus 30 or something? is business closed? do you still go to work etc?
Thanksss
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Thanks for your replies.
what about the Goldmark property management listings on their website? anybody has any experience of living in their apartment buildings. Many deals in south and southwest Fargo look good to me...but anybody who actually lived there?
what is the day like in Fargo when it is around minus 30 or something? is business closed? do you still go to work etc?
Thanksss
I can't answer the Goldmark question as I have never rented from them....


But as a meteorologist I can answer the weather one.... -30F doesnt occur every winter, and when it does it would be for a brief period late at night or early morning as the low temperature. The coldest daytime highs in most winters would be 5 to 10 below zero like this winter and the number of those you can usually count on one hand. Now having highs zero to 10 above is way more frequent with lows say 15 to 20 below...that is much more common.

That said, life goes on as normal. If we do have extreme cold (below -30F or wind chills below -40F) then some school districts might have a 2 hr delay and in extremely rare circumstances close. But those are the rural districts with more busing issues. The city districts like Fargo-WF and others rarely close. Businesses remain open and we all go to work just like a summer day.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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Thanks for your replies.
what about the Goldmark property management listings on their website? anybody has any experience of living in their apartment buildings. Many deals in south and southwest Fargo look good to me...but anybody who actually lived there?
what is the day like in Fargo when it is around minus 30 or something? is business closed? do you still go to work etc?
Thanksss
I rented from Goldmark many years ago, and really had no problems with them. Bear in mind that they are a very large property company, and so your mileage may vary dependent upon who the resident management is and how they operate.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:46 PM
 
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thankssss a lot...
I will probably be renting form Gold mark when the time comes.
one more thing I am stuck with is that my moving cost will almost be equal to the original buying cost of major items in my apartment. So what should I do? should I just sell the items and move without them... (but selling wont give me even the third of the amount of all the items due to depreciation over years...computer, TV, DVD Player, sofa set, dining table , mattress etc)
So what should I do? what is the best course of action?
thanksss
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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I believe the Coen Brothers have said that "Fargo" just sounded better than "Brainerd," one of the other sites in the film. I'm afraid Fargo just has a reputation for being just about the end of the world, a reputation it doesn't entirely deserve. It's about a 3-hour drive (depending on your speed) from Minneapolis, and actually quite close to the lake country in western Minnesota-- Detroit Lakes is one of the larger, better-known lake towns. I'm from there and my mom is a retired teacher, but I'm afraid I can't give you any contacts in the school system. Good schools, though. Most of the apartments are in rather large tracts on the south side, but the north side has some nice apartments in quieter residential areas. You could also check out the want ads for apartments in private homes, or smaller apartment buildings. It's a nice town, if you can stand the winter temps.
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