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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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39 Independent Living Facilities near Fargo, ND

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Fargo area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Fargo. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 39 independent living facilities in Fargo, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

We are also serving Independent Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Points West, Downtown Fargo, and Amber Valley. You may also consider nearby communities such as Breckenridge, Enderlin or Moorhead.

Independent Living Facilities near Fargo, ND

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Riverview Place

5300 12th St S, Fargo, ND 58104

(9 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Fargo Elim Senior Senior Living Community

3540 University Dr S, Fargo, ND 58104

(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Combining the best elements of our Midwest traditions, Pioneer House offers dignity to older adults who need assistance in their daily routine.  Walk through our front door and feel right at home with warm, gracious surroundings and a community of people who care.Our building features 48...

New Perspective Senior Living West Fargo

645 33rd Ave East, West Fargo, ND 58078

(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Offering: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory CareNew Perspective’s West Fargo senior living community serves seniors in the Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo areas. Residents are minutes away from shopping, parks and the new Sanford Hospital. Residents can drive or use our convenient...

River Pointe of Moorhead

2401 11th St South, Moorhead, MN 56560

(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

River Pointe of Moorhead is in the beautiful Minnesota, near the border of North Dakota. It has a beautiful court yard, and rooms custom designed to look and feel like a real home. They offer individualized plans for each resident, so no one pays for extra care and services that are not needed. ...

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Kind-er Care Assisted Living

2235 Shiloh St, West Fargo, ND 58078

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Harper Heights

121 1st Ave W, West Fargo, ND 58078

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2 Bed

Carriage House

3412 Village Green Blvd, Moorhead, MN 56560

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

If you're fifty-five or older, it's time to choose the care-free, maintenance-free lifestyle of retirement living at the Carriage House. Our friendly, hospitable community includes attached parking, an elevator, fitness room, community room, library, greenhouse, beauty/barber, scheduled...

Maple River Manor

230 6th Ave S, Enderlin, ND 58027

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Nestled in quiet Enderlin, the Maple River Manor provides one-level living for seniors 62 and those with disabilities. Featuring one bedroom floor plans that are roomy and spacious, and with excellent kitchens some featuring pass-throughs you are sure to find yourself right at home at Maple River...

York Manor

415 5th St S, Breckenridge, MN 56520

(0 review)

1 Bed

York Manor Senior Apartments is a premier community for residents 62 or older or for people with a disability. We provide affordable housing based on your monthly income to make it affordable to anyone. Located just a couple of blocks from the Breckenridge Senior Center and only minutes from...

Touchmark at Harwood Groves

1200 Harwood Dr, Fargo, ND 58104

(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome to Waterford at Harwood Groves! Conveniently located off South University Drive on nearly 14 acres, Waterford offers premier 55+ resort-style living, while also taking full advantage of everything the thriving Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area has to offer. Built to encourage your active,...

Edgewood Fargo Senior Living, LLC

4420 37th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104

(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Edgewood's senior living campus in South Fargo includes homes, apartments and a wide range of services that promote the health and well-being of its residents. It's a welcoming community where residents and family members enjoy creating memories together.

400 Housing Project

400 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102

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Bethany Homes

201 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58103

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Evergreens of Fargo

1401 W Gateway Cir, Fargo, ND 58103

(0 review)


Surrounded by Evergreens the one level community offers individual homes with 15 suites per home, nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood. 24 hour on site staff. Personalized health care services. Creating "Home" for Older Adults.

Prairiewood - South Meadows

3301 17th Ave, #102, Fargo, ND 58103

(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Generously sized corner apartment homes in a handsome brick building settled in a lovely, residential neighborhood. Some have balconies and fireplaces and all have washers and dryers plus a single stall garage with opener and great picnic area with grills.

Serenity Living Center Inc

1125 Oakview Drive, Dilworth, MN 56529

(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Serenity Assisted Living is a family owned and operated facility nestled in a residential neighborhood in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Husband and wife, Tim & Elaine Anderson, opened the doors of Serenity in Dilworth, Minnesota in 2006 and offer the advantage of living right on site. Together they...

Pelican Landing

1325 Pelican Ln, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Pelican Landing is Detroit Lakes newest Senior living Community. Pelican Landing offers tenants the opportunity to age in a community where they can live safely and comfortably through our supportive services. We range in support through Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

Park View Terrace

100 3rd Street North, Moorhead, MN 56560

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Park View Terrace is senior housing complex located in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota. Our elegant and secure community is located in a diverse and stimulating environment which has all the requisite amenities necessary and sufficient for the enjoyment of fulfilling lives. Indeed, the area has...

Eventide Fairmont

801 2nd Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Evergreens Of Moorhead

502 3rd Ave South, Moorhead, MN 56560

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Cost of independent living in Fargo, ND

The average cost of senior living in Fargo is $2,060 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Fargo, ND with an average of $2,049 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Services for seniors in Fargo, North Dakota

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In Fargo, ND, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Fargo, ND, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Fargo is primarily a car-dependent city, although neighborhoods closer to the downtown area are slightly more walkable and bikeable than others. For public transportation in the city, there is MATBUS, which is operated by the Fargo-Moorhead Metro Area Transit Authority. The buses primarily service college students and connect Fargo, Moorhead, the universities, and the surrounding suburbs. For further travel options, there are many Greyhound bus routes, as Fargo is considered the regional transportation hub between Duluth, Minneapolis, and the rest of the upper Midwest.

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Health care

Fargo offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Essentia Health Fargo, Sanford Medical Center, and Prairie St. John’s.

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Senior activities

Fargo is a charming city filled with plenty of Midwestern and old Scandinavian charm. The city is an excellent place to retire, as it offers more cultural opportunities than most rural Midwest cities. The city has three different universities, which help in providing year-round entertainment in the form of arts and cultural events, including plenty of shows and performances put on by the schools. The Fargo-Moorhead Opera and the Fargo-Moorhead Orchestra also perform regularly. For outdoor recreation, the city maintains several public parks, and there are six golf courses, including the Fargo Country Club and the Prairiewood Golfcourse. Many locals enjoy spending time outdoors pursuing popular area pastimes like snowmobiling, duck hunting, cross-country skiing, and most of all, ice fishing!

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Independent Living in Fargo, ND

Independent living communities – also known simply as retirement communities – in Fargo, North Dakota are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Fargo retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Fargo, ND

The median monthly cost of independent living in Fargo is about $1,833 in the city proper, and $3,155 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of North Dakota is around $3,148.

For this type of senior living, Fargo, North Dakota offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

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Cost of Living

Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and may be one of the most affordable cities in the Midwest with a population over 100,000. This is reflected in the cost of living and grocery indexes which are equivalent to the national average. These index ratings are based on a scale where 100 is equal to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
100 100 $1,100 16.2% spend more than 30% of their income on housing $191,000 $51,000 No estate tax or inheritance tax.

Local Hospitals

There are three general hospitals in Fargo that provide emergency services to the city. They include:

  • Essentia Health Fargo – With 133 beds, Essentia is a full service regional medical center with a level II trauma center. The community also has a Comprehensive Stroke Center that is on-call 24 hours a day.
  • Sanford Medical Center – Boasting the regions only level I trauma center, Sanford is a 284 bed community that was built in 2017.
  • Prairie St. John’s – Founded in 1997, Prairie is one of the premiere psychiatric hospitals in the region. The community has 110 beds and primarily treats patients struggling with mental health issues, substance use addiction or co-occurring disorders.

Weather and Climate

Fargo has a humid continental climate that varies between hot-summer and warm-summer designations depending on the year. This means that Fargo’s summers can range from extremely hot and humid to pleasant and mild. The winters in Fargo are below freezing, with high volumes of snow fall and a high potential for inclement weather such as blizzards or ice storms. On average, the humidity level for Fargo is roughly 71%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 77%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
70°F 86°F (July) 55°F (July) 14°F 26°F (December) 1°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
37 (Good) 53 in the month of December (Moderate)

The peak air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion during the peak seasons.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
2” 5” (June) 49” Floods, thunderstorms, blizzards, ice storms, extreme cold temperatures

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Cass county

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
38.8% 49.26% 11.93%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
204,820 122,359 949 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.94%


Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
30 21% 8% 4% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
20% 39% 11%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more Other or Not Specified
3.6% 5.5% 2.8% 1.1% <1% 86.2% 2.9% 0.6%


Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
4,485 33 4


Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
3% 75% 10% 14% 5% 6%

Fargo is considered moderately friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that, for the most part, members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination. However, this may vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

When it comes to senior living, Fargo, ND is an excellent option for you or your loved one. While there are fewer wood-chipper accidents than the Coen brothers may suggest, Fargo does have a lot of Midwest and old Scandanavian charm. One unique aspect of living in Fargo, ND is that the city is commonly referenced in association with its sister city across the border, Moorhead, Minnesota.

Fargo is an excellent place to retire because it has more cultural opportunities than most other rural Midwest cities. This is due in part to the three different universities in the city which help to provide year round arts and cultural events. There are lots of shows and performances that are put on by the schools as well as by the Fargo-Moorhead Opera and the Fargo-Moorhead Orchestra.

For recreation, the city maintains a number of public parks and there are 6 golf courses including the Fargo Country Club and the Prairiewood Golfcourse. Many of the locals enjoy spending time outdoors with popular pastimes including fishing, duck hunting, cross country skiing, and most of all snowmobiling.


For public transportation in the city, there is MATBUS, which is operated by the Fargo-Moorhead Metro Area Transit Authority. The buses primarily service college students and connect Fargo, Moordhead, the universities and the surrounding suburbs. For further travel options, there are many Greyhound bus routes as Fargo is considered the regional transportation hub between Duluth, Minneapolis, and the rest of the upper-Midwest.

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