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Downtown Fargo was the original central business district and core of the community. As is the case with any dynamic place, its role has changed in the last century from the central shopping district to a mixed residential and commercial district.

It provides residents, workers, and visitors with an urban environment access to riverfront and park amenities, trails, entertainment and shopping opportunities. Single-family detached homes are located along the fringes of the downtown neighborhood, with a variety of other housing options available in the interior of the area. Together, the Renaissance Zone and Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives are serving as catalysts for a boom of commercial and residential development in the downtown area.

Neighborhood Maps (PDF files)

Downtown GM  
Neighborhood General Map
Downtown LM  
Land Use, Parks & Trails
Fargo Census Data for This Neighborhood
Year 2010
Population 3452
Housing Units 2679
Owner 212
Renter 2168
Homeownership 9%

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Fargo Planning Dept

Median age of owner-occupied homes: N/A

Annexed into city: 1921 and 1963 (Platted in 1874)



Fargo Parks District
Island Park 
Island Park Pool
Dike East
Wildflower Grove Park
Statue of Liberty Park/Great Meadow
Riverfront Parks


Fargo Public School District
Fargo Public School Map 



Downtown is in ND Legislative District 21 and 44

ND Legislative Council Districts
Cass County Voting Precincts


Police Beat

District 1



Bikeway Map (pdf) (class 1 path along Red River)
Metro Area Transit serves the neighborhood (8+ routes), Ground Transportation Center/primary transfer station


Neighborhood Organizations

Downtown Community Partnership (business association)
Fargo Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA)
Hawthorne Neighborhood Association 
(southern edge of Downtown)
Horace Mann Area Neighborhood Association (northern edge of Downtown)


Garbage and Recycling

Solid Waste Services