Rich in culture and charm, the city of West Fargo was awarded the City of the Year award by the North Dakota League of Cities in 2013. If you're thinking of renting an apartment in this town, you'll have access to handicap-accessible parks and recreational facilities and a school system that is focused on students. Situated just west of Fargo, this community offers the atmosphere of a small town with all the conveniences of a larger city.
This community was founded in 1926 and is part of the Fargo metropolitan statistical area. For most of the town's history, the community was small and oriented to the ranch and agricultural lifestyle. As the growth of oil and natural gas development occurred in the 2000's, Fargo and its neighboring communities became trendy and attractive to young professionals and families looking for a safe, friendly and quiet neighborhood with affordable places to rent.
Today, the population of West Fargo is approximately 30,000, and residents renting apartments here enjoy all of the parks and recreational facilities that the city has to offer. Within the community, you'll find biking trails, picnicking areas and playgrounds n also sign up yourself or your kids for preschool, art or sports classes through the recreation department.
West Fargo is also known for its array of lively annual events. Held at the community fairgrounds and attracting thousands of visitors every year, the Big Iron Farm Show is consistently a major attraction. You can also visit the Bonanzaville Pioneer Days Museum and enjoy some arts, crafts and historical exhibits. The Red River Valley Fair is another family-friendly event featuring arts and craft exhibits, livestock, auctions, a petting zoo and a fireworks show.
You'll need your own transportation to get around the city because public transportation is not available.
The three closest colleges to West Fargo are Minnesota State University at Moorhead, the North Dakota State College of Science in Fargo and Bemidji State University in Minnesota.
The top three employers in West Fargo are Sanford Health, North Dakota State University and Noridian Healthcare Solutions. Health care, education and farm and construction equipment manufacturing are among the area's top economic drivers. Other industries, including information technology and customer service, are also adding jobs in the area.