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Old 10-27-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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it's certainly slower then new england but given the choice there are better options then fargo.. I'd pick Rapid City, SD as a top choice if you want it slower, followed by Sioux Falls, SD. Cheyenne, WY would also be a good choice, with a good location. If you want a big city you can just drive to Denver. Fargo is well... Fargo.. isolated and cold. If you have the career options to choose to live anywhere, I don't know why people would pick Fargo when there are so many better choices out there.

Other good options... Iowa City, IA... great 4 full seasons climate there. Madison, WI.. high property taxes and full of college students but very nice. La Crosse, WI, Rochester, MN... if you want a big city you drive to Minneapolis.

South Dakota has no state income tax, as well. I'm vacationing in Rapid City, and I just love it. Nice, clean town with all the amenities I would ever need, but it is a touristy area, and this is the off season. The climate in these western plains cities is much milder then any cities to the east at this latitude during the winter, while still being comfortable in the summer. It will be more 'brown' and less 'green' during a typical summer however, except in the black hills which has evergreen trees, so there's always some green year-round.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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it's certainly slower then new england but given the choice there are better options then fargo.. I'd pick Rapid City, SD as a top choice if you want it slower, followed by Sioux Falls, SD. Cheyenne, WY would also be a good choice, with a good location. If you want a big city you can just drive to Denver. Fargo is well... Fargo.. isolated and cold. If you have the career options to choose to live anywhere, I don't know why people would pick Fargo when there are so many better choices out there.

Other good options... Iowa City, IA... great 4 full seasons climate there. Madison, WI.. high property taxes and full of college students but very nice. La Crosse, WI, Rochester, MN... if you want a big city you drive to Minneapolis.

South Dakota has no state income tax, as well. I'm vacationing in Rapid City, and I just love it. Nice, clean town with all the amenities I would ever need, but it is a touristy area, and this is the off season. The climate in these western plains cities is much milder then any cities to the east at this latitude during the winter, while still being comfortable in the summer. It will be more 'brown' and less 'green' during a typical summer however, except in the black hills which has evergreen trees, so there's always some green year-round.

So how long did you actually live in Fargo?
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
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David, thank you for posting those stats. Those are probably much better than the U.S. average.
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