7 New And Old Parts Of Town You’ll Want To Check Out

by on Jul 15, 2015

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Have you ever been to a newer part of town and found yourself surprised by how much has popped up since you were there last? Or, have you ever found yourself in an older neighborhood that you didn’t know existed after living here your whole life? This month at Fargo Monthly, we decided to take a look at seven old and new parts of town that you’ll want to check out. Whether you’re looking to move to another section of town or simply curious about what’s going on in our community, there’s something here for everyone.

Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography, Andrew Jason & Paul Flessland

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Osgood Map

South Fargo is home to one of Fargo fastest-growing neighborhoods that is turning into a community of its own. Osgood is a popular area of town for families, and even younger folks, with its mix of schools, bars, restaurants, parks, the golf course and a plentiful strip mall.

Sadie Lascelles Portrait

“I really enjoy living out here because it is very quiet, for the most part. The people are very friendly, and people are always out enjoying the weather with their families and pets. Going on walks, you constantly come across kids who are selling lemonade at a stand, and you have a view of beautiful homes. It’s also nicely located in proximity to a couple grocery stores, bars, good eateries and other various shops!” – Sadie Lascelles, Osgood Resident

Nearby Amenities
Golf Course
Osgood Park
Osgood School Park
Bike Trails
Fire Station
MAT Bus Stops
Strip Mall Shopping Center
Grocery store

District: West Fargo Public Schools
High School: Sheyenne High School
Early Education: Osgood Kindergarten Center, Lil’ Bloomers, The Goddard School


1. Osgood Golf Course
This par 33, 9-hole course is beautifully designed and playable for all types of skill levels. Join leagues, takes lessons or if you’re looking to play a quick round, take a shot at their 3-hole loop for only $5. And when you’re done, stop for a drink or a bite to eat at the 9 Iron Bar and Grill.
4400 Clubhouse Dr. S, Fargo

2. Cherry Berry
Who doesn’t love to put their own frozen yogurt creation together? Bring the whole family and build your own bowls of frozen yogurt with numerous flavors that change on a daily basis. Not only do you have a plethora of flavors to choose from, the possibilities for toppings are pretty vast and definitely sweet.
4265 45th St. S, Fargo

3. Bulldog Tap
Get your hands on drink specials every day of the week, and you won’t want to miss out on their hefty burger selection. There’s something to please everyone at this bar and grill.
4265 45th St. S, Fargo

4. Hennessy’s Irish Pub
Couple having a beer at Hennessy's

Even if you’ve got people in your party under 21, they can still enjoy the wonderful food selection until 8 p.m. Their menu is packed with delicious appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches and more. On top of it all, there’s daily happy hour specials and live music on various days throughout the week.
4323 45th St. S, Fargo 

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South of Main Ave SOMA Map

This lively neighborhood South of Main Avenue is family-friendly with the convenience of Downtown Fargo’s parks, boutiques, bars and restaurants only a short walk away. Taking away some of the hustle and bustle of the heart of downtown, this area of town has something to please people of all sorts.

Jeff Knight Portrait

“I like it because it’s on that fringe of feeling like I’m living downtown and being a part of it, but I also have a park in my backyard. It’s a good balance. There’s restaurants or coffee shops that are all walkable and something for everything that’s just a short distance away.” – Jeff Knight, SoMA Resident

Nearby Amenities
Bike Trails
Swimming Pool
Gym/Sports Complex
Dike West
MAT Bus Stops
Fire Station
Police Station
The Red River

District: Fargo Public Schools
High School: Fargo South High School
Early Education: Academy for Children


1. Island Park
Dog Walking in Island Park
Known as Fargo’s “Central Park”, it’s sure to have enough activities to fill an entire day. Enjoy the swimming pool in the summertime and throughout the year, catch a theatre production at The Stage at Island Park. The park is also home to beautiful bike and walking paths, tennis courts, baseball diamonds and more.
302 7th St. S, Fargo

2. Nichole’s Fine Pastry
Get your hands on some of the best European-style pastries in town that are made from scratch right at the shop. Aside from having an array of spectacular desserts and treats on the daily, Nichole’s also offers coffee and savory lunch specials that you won’t want to miss out on.
13 8th St. S, Fargo

3. Rhombus Guys
There’s nothing like treating yourself to a good ‘zza and drink after a long week. With a full bar, karaoke nights, rooftop patio and over 30 gourmet pizzas to choose from, you can’t go wrong with taking your family or friends out for a night of good food and fun.
606 Main Ave, Fargo 

4. The Red Raven Espresso Parlor
Aside from being a staple coffee and espresso house in the Fargo community, the Red Raven is an establishment that fosters a welcoming environment for emerging artists and performers. Check out their website for monthly events such as open mic comedy night, songwriters night, poetry readings, jam nights and more.
916 Main Ave, Fargo

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Sheyenne Street Map

Sheyenne Street in West Fargo is nothing new for the city, but its growing communities toward the southern part of town definitely are. With Sheyenne being one of the main streets in the city of West Fargo for as long as anyone can remember, it’s exciting to see the number of homes, restaurants, schools and activities popping up everywhere along the entire route.

Teressia and Jameson Mutch Portrait“I enjoy this area tremendously because of the community. Everyone in this development is extremely kind and helping, and we have made some great friends in the short amount of time living here. It's humbling to know we are in a safe community and my son can freely go and play with his friends without worry. “ Teressia Mutch with son Jameson, Sheyenne Residents

“I enjoy this area tremendously because of the community. Everyone in this development is extremely kind and helping, and we have made some great friends in the short amount of time living here. It’s humbling to know we are in a safe community and my son can freely go and play with his friends without worry. “ – Teressia Mutch with son Jameson, Sheyenne Residents

Nearby Amenities
Salon & Day Spa
Veterinary Hospital
Fire Department
Senior Living

District: West Fargo Public Schools
High School: Sheyenne High School, West Fargo High School
Early Education: Aurora Elementary School, Legacy Elementary (Coming Soon), Beginnings Child Care Center & Preschool


1. Rendezvous Park
Girls on Swings at Rendevouz Park
If you’re looking for a one-stop spot for ultimate outdoor fun, this is your ticket. Bring the kids to the playground and bike trails or get a group of friends together and hit up the sand volleyball court and grilling stations. With all of that plus disc golf courses, soccer fields, basketball courts, baseball diamonds and more, everyone can enjoy themselves to the fullest.
1055 32nd Ave. W, West Fargo

2. Hooligans
Stop by this full-service bar and grill for a night of fun with the gang. They offer a variety of food and drink options, so be sure to catch their nightly specials and live music. If you’re looking to chill outside, sit yourself down and enjoy the beautiful summer weather on their outdoor patio.
3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo 

3. Cloud 9 Salon & Day Spa
Looking for a day of pampering? Cloud 9 has you covered. Whether you’re in need of a new hairstyle, a manicure or a massage, you can find it all here plus many other services to treat yourself to a day of relaxation.
3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

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Veterans Boulevard Map

In the last few years, Veterans Boulevard has been a corridor of budding businesses and new communities for the west side of town. Up and down the boulevard is home to a plethora of brand new living complexes, restaurants, shopping and more. This extension of Ninth Street is almost growing to become its own city, and there’s no doubt that the whole family can enjoy something nearby.

Monica Schroeder Portrait

“I love living right off of Veterans Boulevard, especially now with all of the new growth. There is a little bit of everything within walking distance and the interstate being right there makes getting anywhere pretty convenient.” – Monica Schroeder, Veterans Boulevard Resident

Nearby Amenities
Entertainment Arena (Scheels)
Gym/Sports Complex
Dog Park
Grocery Store
Plasma Services
Veterinary Hospital
Assisted Living

District: West Fargo Public Schools
High School: Sheyenne High School, West Fargo High School
Early Education: Independence Elementary School, Freedom Elementary School, Cheney Middle School, Liberty Middle School


1. Beans Coffee Bar
Veterans Boulevard has a new joint for coffee lovers to get their daily fix. This adorable coffee shop serves a mini donut with your coffee and offers a large drink menu with unique, daily brews. What more would you want in a coffee shop?
5675 26th Ave. S. Ste. 100, Fargo

2. Pub West
This sports bar is located in the heart of budding residential areas off of Veterans Boulevard. Pub West will have a brand new patio open for summer that will be serving up specials on your favorite beer pounders. Stop by for lunch, dinner or bring some friends to watch the game or play darts and pool.
3140 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo

3. Brandt Crossing Dog Park
Got a pup with tons of energy but no space to spend it? Your problems are solved if you live in this part of town. Dogs of all sizes are welcome, so let your pooch interact with other canines and run around and play.
5009 33rd Ave. S, Fargo

4. Family Wellness Yoga
Family Wellness Yoga Class
Family Wellness is a collaboration between Sanford Health and the YMCA of Cass and Clay counties. With their new yoga facility right across the street from their main gym and wellness center, the opportunities for a healthy lifestyle are right at your fingertips.
2960 Seter Parkway, Fargo 

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While it may be one of the older parts of town, it has always been a thriving area in residential terms. With also being so close to North Dakota State University and all of the shopping and food lining 19th Avenue North, these neighborhoods are definitely convenient to live and play in.


“There is a beautiful walking path by the river that I really like, and the rent is very reasonable up north so I’m more than happy!” – Kipp Gabriel, North Fargo Resident

Nearby Amenities
MAT Bus Stops
Parks & Bike Trails
Golf Course
The Red River
Fargo VA Hospital
Grocery Store & Strip Mall
Gym/Fitness Center
Fire Department
Children’s Museum

District: Fargo Public Schools
High School: Fargo North High School
Early Education: Washington Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, McKinley Elementary


1. The Shack on BroadwayEggs and Toast from The Shack
The Shack has a wide menu with something that even the pickiest of eaters could enjoy at a reasonable price. Whether it’s savory breakfast food, tasty lunch dishes or hearty dinners, it’s definitely the place to go for down home cooking in a relaxed, family-friendly environment.
3215 Broadway N, Fargo 

2. Trollwood Park
In this 28-acre expanse of fun, there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking to host a party or gathering, check out
the available gazebos and shelters for entertaining. While you’re there you can bike the trails, play 18 holes of frisbee golf, grill with friends or hit the playgrounds.
3664 Elm St. N, Fargo

3. Edgewood Golf Course
This 18-hole, par 71 course is lined with beautiful trees and stretches along the Red River. When you’re done with a round or a class, visit Divots in the clubhouse, an American restaurant that serves up delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner.
19 Golf Course Road, Fargo

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South Moorhead Map

South of the interstate in Moorhead is a section of town that’s blossoming with new businesses and expanding residential spaces. New shopping complexes, schools, health facilities and amenities are popping up everywhere, even in the older parts. This area is something that you’ll want to start paying attention to if you haven’t already.

Ryan Koehler Portrait

“I like how it’s developing more restaurants and stuff for people to do in the area, and it’s also nice to have all of the bike paths that link it all together. There’s just a good community feel here.” – Ryan Koehler, South Moorhead Resident

Nearby Amenities
Fire Department
Parks & Bike Trails
Soccer Club
Health Center
Pharmacy & Drugstore
Plasma Services
Grocery Store
Veterinary Hospital
Assisted Living

District: Moorhead Public Schools
High School: Moorhead High School
Early Education: Early Explorers, Little Lights Preschool, SG Reinersten Elementary


1. Bluestem Center for the Arts
This gorgeous amphitheater is surrounded by a serene landscape, making it a perfect option for a family night outside. Trollwood Performing
Arts School will be taking the stage
this summer for various productions
and events, along with a solid lineup of music and acts for the highly-anticipated summer concert series.
801 50th Ave. SW, Moorhead

2. Atomic Coffee & Wine
Atomic Coffee Moorhead
For nearly 15 years, Fargo-Moorhead coffee drinkers have come to this locally owned coffee house for strong flavor and standout quality. Not only do they serve tasty coffee, they also have beer and wine. The selection of craft beer is something to tell your friends about, and they aim to have something new to drink every week. To top it all off, they have a high quality wine selection from around the world.
805 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

3. Village Green Golf Course
Grab your clubs and hit this 18-hole course for a relaxing, enjoyable golfing experience. The course caters to all types of abilities and offers plenty of tournaments and classes for you to find the perfect fit when it comes to sharpening your skills.
3420 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

4. Speak Easy Restaurant & Lounge
Take a step back in time to the 1930s and dine in style with great food and drinks. With their decadent menu of Italian dishes, you can’t go wrong bringing the family out for dinner. Most residents will tell you that Speak Easy is a classic restaurant favorite in the community with a strong history.
1001 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

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East Moorhead and Dilworth Map

As you drive East on I-94, it looks as if the city of Moorhead never stops expanding. Look at this area along with the prospering city of Dilworth; there’s no doubt that these communities are recognized as great places to live and raise a family.

Realtors Ryan Mullikin and Shannon Bienek

“Dilworth is a great community and town. It has a lot to offer its citizens from beautiful city parks, a municipal pool to city services, police and fire departments. It’s grown at a steady pace and continued to give you the small town feel with the amenities and location to the bigger cities and lakes area.” – Brother and sister Ryan Mullikin and Shannon Bienek, Dilworth residents

Nearby Amenities
Fire Department
Medical Center
Parks & Hockey Center
Highway Patrol
Post Office
Bus Charter
Community Center

Districts: Moorhead Public Schools, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Schools
Secondary Education: Moorhead High School, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Schools, Horizon Middle School
Early Education: Dilworth Elementary


1. Sanford Moorhead Campus
This new, 49,000-square foot facility just north of the interstate offers advanced care with easy access and minimal wait time for patients and staff. Their specialties and services include a pharmacy, children’s clinic, family and internal medicine, x-rays, ultrasounds, behavioral health and more with room for future expansion and growth.
4000 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

2. The Meadows Golf Course
Golfer at Meadows Golf Course
This course is designed around mounds, prairie grasses bunkers and a hidden creek, making it a beautiful course to play on and a constantly changing environment. Perfect for a family outing or a friendly match, this course has three six-hole loops over 18 holes, four sets of tees and more for all types of golfers.
401 34th St. S, Moorhead 

3. Red Hen Taphouse
With daily lunch specials that range anywhere from tasty tacos to patty melts to flat breads, there’s something delicious that everyone can enjoy. Take that and add great happy hour drink specials to the mix and you get a popular, fun environment to hang with your buddies in.
1710 Center Ave. E, Dilworth 

4. Whistle Stop Park
This one’s a must if you’re looking for a plethora of activities to do
all in one area. Kids can enjoy the sandbox and playground facility, while the adults can take advantage of the barbecue grills, shelters and tetherball pole for a little friendly competition. For the winter months, there’s also an ice and hockey rink complete with a warming house. Fourth Street Northeast & Center Avenue East (Hwy 10) 

Check out last month’s cover story on some of the best burgers and brews in Fargo-Moorhead!

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