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Old 05-11-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Fargo is overall a great city. Little to no crime, jobs EVERYWHERE.. VERY cold and snowy in the winter (which can last 7 months)
I'm 24 and lived in Fargo for 22 years. Great city. Hope this helps
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I think if you are young and curious and have an opportunity to see a different part of the country, why not? Others pointed out the job opportunities in Fargo, a lot of places have worse economies. With the University there, you should find a lot of things geared toward people your age.

It's good to go places and try new things while you are young and not tied down. You don't have much to lose by going and seeing if you like it. I think about moving to Fargo because I miss the people in that part of the world. I spent most of my life in Minnesota and I have visited Manitoba a lot. I understand those people, and they are a lot quicker and more active than the people where I live here in the Pacific Northwest.

You might find you like it quite well, but you won't know if you don't try, I say go for it. You have the whole summer to get ready for winter and people there will be glad to help you get the right stuff. You can get a lot at secondhand stores, the thrift store shopping is good in Fargo, that's one thing I have done there.

Fargo is an up and coming city with enthusiastic citizens and the low crime rate is very appealing.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Fargo
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Hey Matt, so did you make the move to Fargo and did you find work yet?
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: King, NC
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Thinking about doing the same thing. Need a new lease on life thinking about packing all my stuff in the back of the car and starting a new life. I have 10 years retail/qsr management exp and from the sound of it I could make it.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Fargo
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Thinking about doing the same thing. Need a new lease on life thinking about packing all my stuff in the back of the car and starting a new life. I have 10 years retail/qsr management exp and from the sound of it I could make it.
Formermgr - with your experience, you should have no problem finding work. Do your homework and research apartments. This is a great place to be with lots of opportunities!
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Yeah i'm curious if he actually moved as well. I moved from Michigan to Seattle 14 years ago (never been out here before) and it turned out well for me. Experiencing a different part of the country is a very good thing, especially when you are young. You might end up back in California but at least you know what another region is like, particularly a low-population area like North Dakota, not many people can say that they've been there and know what it's like to live there.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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This article says that the Grand Forks area has 2700 open jobs. Fargo would have more than double that number.

Low unemployment makes hiring a hard job for some firms | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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I haven't moved yet but I am still thinking about it.
It will be this year hopefully.
My uncle has gone and is working there and now he is on vacation and went to a trip to Canada.

I was also wondering if I could be discriminated though to my ethnicity. I'm Italian and Mexican and have a lot of European features and light skin. Will I be treated different cause I have Mexican roots?
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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I haven't moved yet but I am still thinking about it.
It will be this year hopefully.
My uncle has gone and is working there and now he is on vacation and went to a trip to Canada.

I was also wondering if I could be discriminated though to my ethnicity. I'm Italian and Mexican and have a lot of European features and light skin. Will I be treated different cause I have Mexican roots?
Not at all..... if you are talking about Fargo specifically it is a large metro area with several colleges and pretty diverse population.

You wouldnt have any issues in other places in ND either.... I didnt know if you were talking about other cities besides Fargo. But I wouldnt worry at at all.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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I haven't moved yet but I am still thinking about it.
It will be this year hopefully.
My uncle has gone and is working there and now he is on vacation and went to a trip to Canada.

I was also wondering if I could be discriminated though to my ethnicity. I'm Italian and Mexican and have a lot of European features and light skin. Will I be treated different cause I have Mexican roots?
You have nothing to worry about. I work in a south Fargo middle school and we have a very diverse population. You will experience a culture shock, but it will be worth it!
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