Fargo Homes for Sale Microsoft Employees Will Love
Congratulations on moving to Fargo, North Dakota! If you’re moving here because you have joined the awesome Microsoft team at their third-largest campus in the U.S, you’re probably a little apprehensive about what type of living conditions to expect. Despite the pop-culture image painted by famous The Coen Brothers’ film Fargo, the region is more than a sparsely populated farming state. Instead, new residents will be pleased to find the city is filled with shopping, great restaurants, diverse culture and beautiful parks.
North Dakota is one of the states famed for vast expanses of farmland and wilderness and offers uninterrupted views of the wide-open sky for miles. Fargo is the largest city in the state and the center of robust metropolitan area. It’s not quite as big as Simi Valley, California, but a little bigger than Norman, Oklahoma. Including the cities of the surrounding metro roughly doubles the population to 245,000. Since Microsoft came to Fargo in 2001 when it acquired Great Plains Software for $1.1 billion, its campus has doubled in size.
But you may be wondering, can Fargo compete with those cities and offer beautiful homes? The simple answer is yes, Fargo & West Fargo are very prosperous cities and Fargo is ranked 11thon Livability’s top places to live. Interested in what makes the Fargo community a great place to live? We’ll lay out the best parts of the city and help you know where to look for your new home.
Fargo: Silicon Valley of the Midwest
There’s a significant presence of tech startups in Fargo that has been growing steadily over the last decade. Beyond the new tech boom from Microsoft and other businesses, the Fargo/Moorhead area has been a college town for decades, and home to over 30,000 college students.
Fargo also boosts the nation’s second-lowest unemployment rate, 4.1% percent. With Emerging Prairie, a startup news and event organization, which co-organizes 1 Million Cups, TEDxFargo, and a monthly gathering called Startup Drinks, as well as Myriad Mobile, there’s a lot going on for you and family to do in town. Known as an excellent community for families, Fargo has begun hosting the annual Midwest Mobile Summit. There are nonprofit coding classes for women, as well as meetups for hackers, gamers, developers, and even bitcoin enthusiasts.
So, despite the stereotype, as someone working for Microsoft, you’ll feel right at home in this booming city. Due to the colleges and technology growth, there is a wide variety of networking available.
Living Near Microsoft Campus in Fargo
The Fargo metropolitan area is a lot bigger than you may think it is. It can take a while to drive from its northern to southern tips, especially if you must cross the railroad lines. Very active railways bisect the city of Fargo and several places, causing significant delays on even the most traveled throughways. As such, you certainly wouldn’t want to live out of the way making the commute to work very unknown.
We highly recommend living in a neighborhood near the Microsoft campus to reduce your commute time. Fortunately, the campus is located in South Fargo and has majority of new development areas with brand new homes, a wide variety of lots to build your new home on, plenty of shopping and other conveniences.
Two of the beautiful neighborhoods near the Microsoft Campus are Prairie Farms and Crofton Coves. The Prairie Farms neighborhood is located in South Fargo and includes a growing park area, path connectivity to South Fargo’s trail network, and incorporated a pre-existing shelterbelt in its unique design.
Crofton Coves is another amazing neighborhood just minutes away from the Microsoft Campus. This growing community features a beautiful pond, walkways/trails and is centrally located by a number of schools. It also features large lots with grass meadows.
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7858 Firefly Lane Horace, ND 58047
This beautiful home has so much love and all at an amazing price. The home is situated on a third of an acre lot that backs to what will be an amazing park featuring a skating rink, baseball diamond, and many more amenities. Just of the features included in this home are an over-sized fully finished 3 stall garage, walk-in pantry, tile surround shower in the master bathroom, fireplace and huge family room!
Providence at Prairie Farms
These luxurious townhomes are just minutes away from the Microsoft campus and will feature 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 bathrooms, boasting 3,075 SqFt, in-floor heat throughout the main floor & garage, private backyards with beautiful views and so much more!