The economic center of southeast North Dakota, Fargo offers a strong economy, reasonable cost of living, and a wealth of cultural and outdoor activities (especially if you like snow). Home to North Dakota State University and Sanford Health, on the banks of the Red River, Fargo is considered an educational and health-care hub.
Forbes ranked the city No. 1 in Small Places for Business and Careers in 2014. Fargo has seen a modest increase in job growth (2.6 percent in 2013) and a low unemployment rate (only 2.8 percent). The city ranks high on the housing affordability scale with a relatively strong median income ($46,6175) and low median home price ($168,600).