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Old 07-22-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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We are moving to Fargo next summer and are trying to figure out which part of the city to buy a home in. We have two young children, so schools and safety are hugely important. Any serious input would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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My personal preference in anything East of Elm Street and North of the VA hospital in the Northeast section of town, but that's only because I live near there and Longfellow seems like a nice elementary school. They are all single family houses in that area in great condition, and not new construction "cookie cutter" houses.

Almost every area is safe and I've never heard of a bad school in town. However I'm sure the closer you get to the downtown area you will find a higher concentration of weirdo's.

I'd check out the website Zillow and find houses in the price range you like. Then I'd use Bing satellite and birds eye view to check them out close up.

Good luck.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Rose Creek is very nice and has homes on the golf course....
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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I would recommend staying east of I29--west of that you would be in the West Fargo school district which is going through some major growing pains and will definitely have conflict in the years ahead as they move toward a two high school district.
Where would your employer be? Although in comparison with major cities, commutes within Fargo are fairly short. But still, if you don't want to be spending 20 minutes in the car to get anywhere, you may want to consider moving close to jobs.

For a well-maintained, safe, and beautiful older neighborhood, take a look at Clara Barton/Hawthorne, which is just a little bit south of downtown.

A note on neighborhood names--close to the city center and in North Fargo, neighborhoods are named for the elementary school in the neighborhood. For farther south Fargo, they are named for the subdivision.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Thank you so much. We will take your opinions into consideration.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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