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Old 08-07-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Default Neighborhood Advice

We're Moving to ND at the end of the month,

What areas of town should we avoid when looking for an apartment? Are there any "bad" neighborhoods, per say?
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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The iffy areas would most likely have older houses turned into apartments or run-down duplexes. The areas around Madison and Jefferson Elementaries see the most poverty, and thus unfortunately tend to have higher levels of property crime.
There's been a bit of gentrification in the Dowtown area, so there's some high end stuff there that's fine. The west edge of downtown (10th street out to the industrial areas) is somewhat sketchy. On the south side of downtown--surrounding Island Park--is a great neighborhood, often referred to as Historic Hawthorne.
There are a huge number of apartment complexes south of 13th Avenue South, west of 25th St., and surrounding the mall. There would be higher traffic and noise levels, but they are adjacent to a lot a restaurants, if that is important to you. How good the area is all depends on the rental manager and what your neighbors would be like. It can be a real mix.
Other than right next to NDSU, overall the North side is quieter than the south side. There are some apartments in the Longfellow school area, which is a lovely neighborhood.
HTH--
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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We're Moving to ND at the end of the month,

What areas of town should we avoid when looking for an apartment? Are there any "bad" neighborhoods, per say?
Nobody can make that decision for you. Everyone is different and wants something different. Better find a way to come take a look.

There are, believe it or not, no really bad neighborhoods or slums in Fargo. But there will be areas YOU will prefer or not. But nobody knows what those places are here unless you come visit, look, and say so.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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I would stay south side of town..its alot better..like the osgood neighborhoods..they are newer and a little more in rent/house prices but generally safer..anywhere in fargo is relatively safe...there are some neighborhoods that are sketchy..like i said stay south side like osgood,amber valley , sotuh 42nd st that area..super nice and decent rent.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Default I prefer north Fargo

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I would stay south side of town..its alot better..like the osgood neighborhoods..they are newer and a little more in rent/house prices but generally safer..anywhere in fargo is relatively safe...there are some neighborhoods that are sketchy..like i said stay south side like osgood,amber valley , sotuh 42nd st that area..super nice and decent rent.
Sorry, but I son't agree. I live on the north side of Fargo, and value it for its leafy green qualities and a more quiet, residential feel. I think many parts of south Fargo are noisy, barren and over populated by three story barracks-like apartment blocks with stick construction balconies. They all look alike. Much of south Fargo would be an eye sore to anyone from out of state looking for a place to live. Most of south Fargo was built for the influx of ND small towners who came to the city to find jobs.

Take your pick, north or south Fargo. I prefer the north.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
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I think many parts of south Fargo are noisy, barren and over populated by three story barracks-like apartment blocks with stick construction balconies. They all look alike.
Overall, Fargo is a great place to be an apartment renter compared to large cities and probably even to other cities of its size (especially in North Dakota). When you're poor and/or transient and just want a decent place to live, the overall aesthetics of the city don't matter much to you.

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Much of south Fargo would be an eye sore to anyone from out of state looking for a place to live.
It seems like mostly new development. From an aesthetic standpoint, the town's biggest problem is probably a complete lack of geographic features (it's completely flat).
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