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Discover our thriving Fargo community

Discover our thriving Fargo community

The Downtown Fargo Community

Why Downtown

A thriving food scene, a coffee shop for every day of the week, historic buildings (including one truly iconic theater), one-of-a-kind small businesses, art galleries filled with local art. Downtown Fargo has it all, and there’s even more to come.

What makes downtown Fargo isn’t about its places, though, it’s about the people who inhabit them. Our downtown has all the hallmarks of an urban center, but our closely knit community gives it a distinct small-town twist.

Downtown Fargo doesn’t just offer places to be, it offers places to belong.

What to Do

With an average WalkScore of 96 and BikeScore of 94, everything to do in downtown is only a few minutes away. Home of the Red River Market, Downtown Street Fair, Frostival, Night Bazaar, TEDxFargo, Christkindlmarkt, there are endless events happening every week in downtown Fargo.

The Neighborhood
Broadway Square is the epicenter of energy in downtown Fargo. Broadway Square is home to R.D. Offutt Company, private condos, office space, a 5-star boutique hotel & restaurant, and two retailers. The new community plaza, hosts weekly events, such as the infamous Red River Market, ice skating, and live music performances.

Get Active

Island Park is a short walk away, as well as frisbee golf, bike trails, and river activities. You have your choice of boutique and club fitness locations in downtown, which include: Fly Fitness, Pure Barre, YMCA, Downtown Fargo Yoga, Ecce Yoga, and more. Downtown Fargo is a 45 minute drive to the Minnesota lakes region. Convenient for a weekend getaway.

75 retailers

41 restaurants

22 bars

10 coffee shops

8 art galleries

6 theatre companies

And so much more.

Fargo by the Numbers

245,000 population, 27,000 college students, 28% more millennials per capita than national average.

  • #1 Best Performing Small CityMilken Institute
  • #1 City for Finding a Job – U.S. News and World Report
  • #2 Best Small Places for Businesses & Careers Forbes Magazine
  • #3 Best City for MillennialsMillennial Personal Finance
  • #3 Most Secure Places to LiveFarmers' Insurance
  • #3 Best Place to Raise a FamilyChildrens' Health Magazine
  • #5 Best Places to Live in
  • #6 Overall in the Nation for City ServicesWalletHub
  • #8 Most Walkable Neighborhoods in the Midwest (Mid-Size City) – Redfin
  • #7 Best City in the US for Entrepreneurs –
  • #9 in the list of America's Fastest Growing Mid-Size City – WalletHub