North Dakota

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FARGO, Cass County, North Dakota, USA (North America) — July 2019 — I love Fargo, ND. I have only lived here for a year, but I have been so amazed at the growth of the city in that year. It is a vibrant city with lots of opportunities for good jobs. There are several technology companies and healthcare systems in the city which is leading to an influx of people. There are so many new apartments and homes being built. And along with that, there are new restaurants and small businesses. I consider Fargo to be a place where the “American Dream” is still flourishing. The cost of living is low, and your dollar goes far here. You still see children playing freely in their neighborhoods with the other kids, and people leave their belongings out. People are friendly and the pace of life is comfortable. One of my favorite things to do here is spend time downtown and brewery hop. The craft beer scene is wonderful and really integrated in the community. And the infrastructure is second to none because of all the new development happening. The only really negative is the brutal and long winters.

FARGO, Cass County, North Dakota, USA (North America) — May 2019 — The city I currently live in is Fargo, which is located in North Dakota (zip code 58104). Overall, I would say that I enjoy living here. The biggest downside is the cruel winters, which you come to acclimate to once you’ve been here over 10 years as I have. The wind is biting, especially when the temperature drops below -20 degrees in the coldest months of the year. You do get used to it, but it never truly loses its shock factor. Once you reach the spring months, the weather here is great and perfect for those that love outdoor activities. The wind is always a factor, but unless you’re worried about your hair it usually isn’t a big deal. There are plenty of parks and other outdoor places to visit in the summer, and there is an abundance of bars and restaurants if you feel like going out and having a good time. Since I moved here over 10 years ago, it feels as though the city has grown quite a bit. There are constantly new housing and apartment developments popping up in the ever-expanding western portion of the city, and that doesn’t look to change anytime soon. There is also a good state college (NDSU) here, which brings a lot of people to the city. I think Fargo isn’t necessarily a good representation of the state of North Dakota, which tends to be more rural and conservative overall, while Fargo is more liberal and urban.