Dilworth Area and Community Information
East of Fargo-Moorhead sits the beautiful community of Dilworth. Founded in 1883, this western Minnesota town first became established along the Northern Pacific Railroad. The town began with the name Richardson, but city founders decided to rename it Dilworth in honor of a Northern Pacific director. A few years after Dilworth’s birth, Fargo’s railroad industry grew so big that the Northern Pacific directors decided to build a new terminal in Dilworth. The shop’s state-of-the-art design included a donut shaped building with a turntable that workers drove engines on. They then rotated the engines to one of 45 stalls for servicing or repairs. Today, Clay County’s railroad town honors a rich past and continues to work toward a bright future for its 4,000 residents.
History enthusiasts will want to drive by Dilworth’s Star Lite Motel. An important part of real estate in Dilworth, this 1950s architectural delight comes complete with a classic neon sign that draws historians and tourists alike. Dilworth’s historic railroad depot also gets frequent tourists and is used by local community groups and families. See the Star Lite and Depot when looking at
Dilworth embraces its railroad beginnings each July with the Loco Daze Celebration. This seven day community party brings in thousands of former residents, alumni and folks looking for a fun time in Dilworth, ND. Celebration events include a golf scramble, 5K and 10K runs, beauty pageant, community picnic, basketball competitions, pinochle tournaments, karaoke and parades. Families owning Dilworth homes get to swim free in the city pool during Loco Daze. A highlight of the celebration includes the railroad open house with locomotive tours and equipment displays. Loco Daze visitors will want to check out homes for sale in Dilworth.
Along with knowing how to put on a celebration, Dilworth also knows how to create wonderful recreational areas. Dilworth real estate lies near 11 exceptional parks that offer activities as enjoyable and varied as their names. Apple Orchard Park has a playground, horseshoe pit, volleyball court, basketball courts and two benches with beautiful arbors. Ash Tree Park provides picnic facilities and colorful spring animals including a bug climber no child can resist. Constitution Park has a BMX track complete with an announcer’s booth. Walnut Tree Park’s gorgeous water fountain and Whistle Stop Park’s ice and hockey rinks offer truly unique experiences. Along with these great parks, the city’s swimming pool opens from June to August and is near Dilworth homes.
Buying available Dilworth properties will put your family close to exciting cultural events and activities. The nearby Fargo-Moorhead metro area provides year round theatre, ballet, opera and symphony orchestra performances. Fargo-Moorhead also gives Dilworth residents access to sporting events, zoos, speedways, horse events and even traditional fairs. Dilworth home buyers will enjoy the town’s rural charm and nearby urban conveniences. Peggy Isakson can tell you more about this great city.
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