Horace Area and Community Information
"Go west, young man, go west!” Horace, North Dakota’s founders named their town after Horace Greeley, the American journalist who first uttered these famous words. Young men and women followed Greeley’s advice and migrated west in 1882 to create one of the fastest growing communities in Cass County, North Dakota. Today stand just nine miles southwest of downtown West Fargo. A Horace realtor can tell you more about this unique town of 2,400. Along with a beginning based on a newspaperman’s words, Horace ND real estate has a rich agricultural history.
Horace schools offer quality educational opportunities for all ages, in the West Fargo School district. This district operates eight elementary schools, two middle schools and three high schools near real estate in Horace. There are a variety of public daycare available for any interested Horace home buyer. High school students and graduates can further their educations at North Dakota State University.
Horace properties stand near seven exceptional city parks. Each park offers a distinctive recreational activity. Westwood Park’s ball diamond sees a lot of action during the city’s summer league youth program. Real estate in Horace is also near Freed Park’s ice skating rink. Independence Park provides a 9 hole disc golf course. Buyers will also find homes for sale in Horace near other recreational areas such as the Sheyenne National Grasslands. Visitors to these grasslands will see the Greater Prairie Chicken and Dakota Skipper butterflies. Those who enjoy hiking may want to check out the park’s North Country National Scenic Trail.
A trip to nearby Bonanzaville will entertain those who might prefer combining recreational walking with a history lesson. Operated by the Cass County Historical Society, Bonanzaville offers 43 restored Cass County buildings and over a half million artifacts for visitors to enjoy. Horace’s St. John’s Church, built in 1898, occupies a place of honor in this great historic village. Year round celebrations take place in Bonanzaville including a Christmas on the Prairie celebration that the whole family will enjoy.
In honor of eastern North Dakota’s dried bean industry, Horace celebrates Bean Days each August. Organizers block local roads near Horace real estate and start a three day celebration that includes cooking up a huge pot of beans and lots of fun. Thousands of folks travel to Horace to enjoy everything from shooting competitions to parades to a pancake breakfast put on by the area’s best cooks. Events continue throughout the weekend with a car show, mud run, disk golf tournament and highly anticipated tug of war. Of course, you can’t have a great community celebration without arts and crafts and lots of good food. A Saturday night street dance tops off the festival. Bean Days events take place near Horace homes.
Horace and other Cass County towns also celebrate the week long Red River Valley Fair each July in nearby West Fargo. Along with traditional carnival rides, games, food and agricultural competitions, the county fairgrounds come alive with the Red River Valley Speedway’s car races. Fair goers who want to stay close to the action will find campgrounds conveniently located in the fair park and near Horace homes for sale. Along with beautiful houses, Horace home buyers will find community celebrations, beautiful recreational areas, historical sites and small town living with urban conveniences. Peggy Isakson can tell you more about this great North Dakota community.
Markets Served: Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Horace, Dilworth, Harwood. Contact Peggy Isakson to find out more about these communities.