Moorhead Area and Community Information
Early pioneers and freight haulers traveling between Minnesota, St. Paul and Winnipeg found few good places to cross the deep Red River of the North. In the fall of 1871, one of the river’s most popular natural crossings became the town of Moorhead. The new community was named for William Moorhead, a Pacific Railroad official. Today sits just west of Fargo, North Dakota and just east of Dilworth, Minnesota. This Clay County community is home to 38,000 of the 200,000 residents who call the Fargo Moorhead area home.
Moorhead schools buzz with vitality and excitement, with dynamic curricula for every student-including both those who are gifted and those with special needs. With highly ranked public schools district, Moorhead School District houses three elmentary schools, a middle school and a high school. The district is known for its high student achievement with students consistently performing above the national average on the ACT. Buyers of homes for sale in Moorhead will find that there are five major institutions for higher learning in the area. Those include Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and Rasmussen College are all within this Moorhead area.
Like most well planned cities, Moorhead ND homes are close to a variety of exceptional recreational areas. Twenty-five beautiful parks dot the community’s landscape. Some parks offer recreational centers, ball fields and splash pools while others provide covered picnic pavilions and horse shoe pits. Moorhead home buyers will find ice hockey and pleasure skating rinks, some complete with warming houses and lights, in several of the parks. Shoppers for real estate in Moorhead will want to check out the city's three paved trails that provide walking, bicycling and cross country skiing opportunities near the Red River. The Red River has plenty of recreational opportunities near Moorhead real estate. Boat ramps and fishing piers dot the shoreline. Canoe and Kayak rental companies offer hourly or day rates for river explorers. Another popular attraction is a ride on the S.S. Ruby, a pontoon boat guided by boat captains who enjoying sharing information about the river and its wildlife.
Along with great recreational areas, owners of will find plenty of cultural experiences to enjoy. The Rourke Art Museum houses over 5,000 works from around the world. Family audiences will delight in the summer theater run by the young actors of Moorhead’s Gooseberry Park Players. Many of Fargo-Moorhead’s concerts, art shows and cultural events take place on the campuses of the area’s education institutions.
Moorhead homes for sale are also near special annual events like the Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival. The colorful two day event celebrates the area’s rich Scandinavian heritage each June. Another anticipated annual ritual is the Comstock House’s Victorian Christmas. This example of Victorian era Moorhead properties was built by Solomon Comstock, the founder of Minnesota State University. Each Christmas the rooms and original furnishings are decorated for visitors to enjoy.
Adventure seekers won’t want to miss Robert Asp’s Viking Ship. Asp was a school counselor who dreamed of building an 800 A.D. Viking ship and sailing it to Norway. Amazingly, he did build the 76 foot long Hjemkomst Viking Ship and sailed it 6,000 miles to Norway in 1982. Visitors can see the ship and learn about Asp’s incredible journey at Moreland’s Hjemkomst Center. For more information about this exciting city, contact a Peggy Isakson.
Markets Served: Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Horace, Dilworth, Harwood. Contact Peggy Isakson to find out more about these communities.