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Old 04-03-2011, 06:18 AM
 
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I am widow currently living in Seattle Washington. My daughter and I need to make a fresh start and are thinking of moving to Fargo, or Bismark. I will be graduating from Washington State with a BA in social sciences and continuing om to my Masters in mental health.

This is a huge step for my daughter and I we... would be looking to move in Aug or September of 2011. I would like to find a 2 bedroom apartment, 1 dog friendly, washer and dryer hook up, and garage for the winters lol.

I would love any advice on apartments or area.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:05 PM
 
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Any specific reasons why you picked Fargo or Bismarck, or even North Dakota generally? If you are looking at an MS or MA in that field, it would seem that perhaps the better school choice in ND would be U of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

Would you be working part time or full time?

Generally the schools you would be looking at are excellent.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Bismarck, ND
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I'd say Bismarck over Fargo. Smaller community with all the amenities you could ask for, slightly warmer than Fargo in the winters, and more geographic variety (just plain prettier than Fargo).

Check out this local site for all your apartment/rentals/classifieds/etc… listings.

http://www.bismanonline.com/
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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Buy a warm coat!
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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I'd second UND in Grand Forks for your studies. They have an excellent program. I think this area is a nice peaceful friendly place to get a fresh start as long as you are prepared for the winters (although, August/September is our hot season!)
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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I'd second the comments about basing your choice on schools. I would assume (as other posters have said) that UND probably has the best program, as the medicine and health sciences campus in the state. NDSU has some sort of mental health, community counseling MS, depending on what you are after.

Beyond schools, what are you looking for in a town? Coming from Seattle, Fargo might be just slightly less of a shock than Bismarck, as it is larger and only a few hours from a major metro (Minneapolis). I would assume apartments would be much, much cheaper in either town than in Seattle.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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I suggest Yankton, South Dakota or Mitchell, South Dakota instead. Quite a bit warmer... closer to the action, and it's pretty scenic in Yankton. That or Sioux Falls itself.

The temperature difference between Brookings and Yankton is pretty huge, and the temperature difference between Brookings and Fargo can be equally huge... you're talking 20 degrees warmer some days living in Yankton instead of Fargo. Biggest differences are in spring and fall. Spring will arrive earlier, fall last later.
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