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Old 04-19-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Hi my husband just got offered a job in Fargo and we will be moving there in June I was wondering if anyone could tell me about good areas to livewith good schools and if there are any summer activities for kids and that type of stuff.
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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All of the Fargo Schools are quite good, but some elementary school attendance areas are perceived as beeing somewhat better than others--probably due to socioeconomic factors (Longfellow on the north side of town, Clara Barton/Hawthorne in the historic central area, and the Lincoln, Bennett, and Kennedy elementary schools as you go farther south and into the new developments). The Fargo Public Library always has a summer reading program w/ special events and reading incentives for kids. The Fargo Park District has a full listing sports and rec programs, as well as special events in the larger parks. The Red River Zoo also typically has a full summer schedule of programs and activities.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Fargo
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The Fargo YMCA fmymca also has summer day camps I have sent my son the past two summers and he has had a good time. He also plays baseball with the Fargo park district. I also sent you a direct message.
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:33 PM
 
Location: 河南郑州, Kansas City, Iowa, Fargo
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I'm quite fond of my area, which is near Oak Grove on the north side. Charming older homes, near downtown, quiet but not dead.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
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I really like the South Fargo area around 32nd Ave. They have nice parks and there are some really nice schools around where we live. I also like the Osgood area as well as Eagle run which I think is is part of West Fargo? The North Area is alittle more closer built together than I like, but there is a section (I can't recall its specific name) that is Very Nice. excellent looking homes etc. I just prefer the southern area of Fargo personally. I would however avoid the Green Fields as far as housing. built way too close together with a vary narrow street.

As for activities there appear to be a variety of things, I think checking some of the community websites will provide more info. Right now we usually travel a bit with our daughters and the youngest hasn't needed much activities for her at her age, but there are things to do for sure.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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Hi my husband just got offered a job in Fargo and we will be moving there in June I was wondering if anyone could tell me about good areas to livewith good schools and if there are any summer activities for kids and that type of stuff.
I too moved out here from the Utah area nine months ago. I agree with others the South side of town is a good place to find good public elementary schools with housing in a area that will have good re-sell value. I personally hope to only be here for another 3 years and than will high tail it out of here. The Weather in N.D. is like a lady with P.M.S. you never know whether it is winter,spring or fall from one day to the next. Good luck!
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati
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Here are a couple of community links that may help you.

Chamber of Commerce Fargo Moorhead: The Chamber

About our city - City of Fargo
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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I too moved out here from the Utah area nine months ago. I agree with others the South side of town is a good place to find good public elementary schools with housing in a area that will have good re-sell value. I personally hope to only be here for another 3 years and than will high tail it out of here. The Weather in N.D. is like a lady with P.M.S. you never know whether it is winter,spring or fall from one day to the next. Good luck!
Kelly, that's cute!! Welcome to the forum.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs area
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I grew up in Fargo and I would agree---the south side. I also agree with the weather comment. I will have to remember that one.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
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The weather can be a little crazy at times, but in general, when its supposed to be hot, it usually is, when its not, it isn't.
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