Fargo, ND has landed the number eight spot on a list of top ten best cities to live for recent college graduates.

Putting aside the cold winter temperatures and March blizzards, Fargo is a great place to begin a career and call home! The U.S. Census Bureau declared that Fargo-Moorhead's population grew seven percent between April 2010 and July 2013.

Having an easy 13 minute average commute to work compared to 20-30 minutes is only one bonus to the Fargo job market. Almost 80 percent of all jobs come with a higher salary than any other part of the country and are considered non-service occupations.

Fargo has a wide variety of options that help make a well-rounded economy including:

  • Health Care
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services

Apartment and home rentals make up over 50 percent of Fargo's housing market. Even though there is a growing demand for housing, Fargo maintains a stable vacancy rate making it easier to find somewhere to live. Rentals in Fargo-Moorhead are also much more affordable than most cities.

Aside from the job statistics and affordable living, Fargo has created great outdoor and nightlife activities. Downtown Fargo is fast-growing and full of restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. It attracts students from surrounding universities making it a hip and youthful place to hang out. There are many parks that include trails, golf courses and places to cross country ski that keep residents of all interests happy.

Fargo represents North Dakota well on a list full of large cities including Minneapolis, MN and Austin, TX.

To learn more about what Fargo has to offer visit the City of Fargo website.