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Fargo-Moorhead national rankings 

The Fargo-Moorhead community is ranked among the best places in the country to live, work, attend school and conduct business. Here are just a few of the recent national rankings that have landed Fargo-Moorhead at the top. 

•   North Dakota ranked #1 in well-being, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
•   North Dakota was ranked the best run state by USA Today.
•   North Dakota was ranked the 3rd best state for business by CNBC.
•   Fargo named the #1 city to find a job by USNEWS.
•   Fargo ranked #2 in best small places for business and careers by Forbes.
•   North Dakota is the most affordable place to live according to Bloomberg Magazine.
•   Fargo ranked the 2nd healthiest city in the United States by Women’s Health.
•   Fargo listed in the top 50 bike friendly communities by Bicycling Magazine.
•   Fargo listed as one of the cleanest cities by the American Lung Association.
•   Fargo has been named “Tree City USA” for 35 years in a row by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
•   Fargo-Moorhead ranked 2nd best metro area in the country by Area Development Magazine.
•   Fargo-Moorhead ranked 3rd safest place to live by Farmer’s Insurance.
•   Fargo ranked 5th best place to live by moving.com.
•   Downtown Fargo was named one of America’s most transformed neighborhoods by Forbes.
•   Fargo-Moorhead was ranked 2nd best winter city by Livability.
•   North Dakota was named the most social state in the union by Tagged.
•   Fargo ranked 3rd fastest growing city by Nerdwallet.
•   Fargo ranked in the top 20 fastest growing college towns by Sparefoot.
•   Fargo listed as one of the smartest cities in the United States by Venture Beat.
•   Fargo named the 3rd best city to raise children by Children’s Health Magazine.
•   Fargo named the 3rd greenest city in America by Organic Gardening Magazine.
•   The Fargo-Moorhead community ranked 3rd in the nation for happiness among women as reported by Prevention Magazine.
•   Fargo ranked #24 in the Fortune Small Business magazine’s top 100 best places to live and launch a business.
•   Minnesota ranked 1st and North Dakota 9th on the “Healthiest States” in the nation ranking by CQ Press.
•   North Dakota ranked 10th and Minnesota 4th in the “Most Livable” States Category by CQ Press.
•   North Dakota ranked 2nd in the nation in state competitiveness according to the Beacon Hill Institutes annual State Competitiveness ranking.
•   Fargo-Moorhead ranked #1 on the list of United States cities ranked on 200 environmental, health and quality of life indicators by the Earth Day Network.
 

updated 2/2014


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Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:27:57 PM