Fargo is the largest city in the State of North Dakota. Nestled in Cass County, Fargo is growing by leaps and bounds every day. With a population of around 224,000 people you can see why this town makes up for 16% or more of the state's population. Fargo was founded in 1871 and is located along the red river. Because of its relative close proximity to Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo and Moorhead are called sister cities. They literally are connected by the state lines making this an ideal location for someone to relocate to. It's like being given one large metropolis area to live in deep in the heart of the North Dakota countryside.
North Dakota winters can be extremely unforgiving. Apartment hunting at this time can be done but it is advised that you look for an apartment in the spring or summer but no later than the first month of fall. Snow has been known to start coming down as early as September in this state. Look for an apartment that is close to the college or where you need to be because if the roads get a little rough at least you could walk to where ever it is you need to go.
There are several ways to find apartments in the Fargo area. You can look on the local college bulletin boards, local newspapers as well as check with local realty offices. Fargo is a rising area so while there are a number of apartments available, they can go rather quickly so keep an eye out for apartments in the areas you want to consider.
While North Dakota is known for its rural landscape, Fargo is spread out. Public transportation is available via the MATBUS. The MATBUS provides public transportation in the Fargo - Moorhead area. It is deemed a low cost way to get around these sister cities. You can find fare prices as well as schedules via their website at www.matbus.com.
Fargo has numerous things to see and do. There are a variety of museums including the Air Museum available for those who love the arts and history. The Red River Zoo features a variety of animals, birds and other creatures for your viewing enjoyment. In addition the Fargo-Moorhead area is known for its varied mix of festivals throughout the year.