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Old 03-08-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Northern New Jersey
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Is Fargo area a good place to retire.I know the winter's can be rough,but how are the summer's? Are they humid ?
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
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Is it a good place to retire? In terms of cost of living, yes. However, there are all sorts of cities with populations in the 100,000-200,000 range with a low cost of living.

What region of the country do you want to live in?
What size city are you interested in?
What kinds of entertainment offerings do you want in a city?
What kind of climate do you want?
What kinds of recreational activities do you want to be close to?
Would you want to be near children/grandchildren?
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs area
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Is Fargo area a good place to retire.I know the winter's can be rough,but how are the summer's? Are they humid ?
I grew up there. It has some great people,crime is low,schools are good, weather is nice about two weeks a year. I would never ever go back. It is just not for me.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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Summers are short and hot. Fargo itself can be humid too, at least by this New Yorker's standards. The people are awesome.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: ND
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I have been in Fargo for 8 yrs now. Moved back thinking that this could be the place I would like to retire at/in/to. It is a great area for shopping (from a man's perspective). I live in the sw area and have Fleet Farm, Home depot, Meats by John and Wayne, Northern Tools, the best Hornbachers in the area, a Walmart and my office all within 3 miles. If I broadend my radius out to 5 miles from my place, I can find Menards, Lowes, Acme Tools, Scheels Flagship store on 45th. So it is really easy to get around in 10 minutes.

With that said and having lived farther north than Fargo, the cold don't really bother me, but of late the looooonnnngggg winters have. Tired of winter starting by Halloween and not gone until Mothers day. That and the fact my job I have been doing for 13 yrs now has become fairly repetitive and mundane. So I am looking to advance in my career, but will need to relocate to do so. Would like to get back to Grand Rapids MI among the pretty trees and big water of Lake MI.. Or something similar.

Bottom line, Fargo is a great place to retire if you don't mind the winter length. Plenty to do. If your into wood working, there is a DIY Wood studio you should google.. Simply everything you need is within 10 minutes and there are no really bad or wrong parts of town. There are some apartment complexes you should stay away from as they are "subsidized" if you know what I mean..
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Would like to get back to Grand Rapids MI among the pretty trees and big water of Lake MI.. Or something similar.

Yeah, I'm a native of GR, and I would just like variations in topography some days. I miss sand dunes, forests, and rolling hills filled with orchards.

For those of retirement age, healthcare can be a huge issue. Because Fargo is a regional service center & because of the influx of $$ due to Denny Sanford, Fargo does have almost every medical specialist needed, but not quite. Access to MDs is quite strong. So that's a plus. But, on the other hand, for those with some chronic conditions like COPD and arthritis, the brutal cold exacerbates the pain or flare-ups of the chronic conditions.
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