Moorhead describes itself as the "gate city" to the woods and lakes of Minnesota to the east, and the Dakota prairies to the west. Retirees will appreciate that Moorhead's pioneer Prairie Home Cemetery is often cited as the inspiration for the name of Garrison Keillor's national radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. Population: There were 38,065 residents as of the 2010 Census.
Climate: Moorheads climate is mild during summer, but extremely cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 10's. The average annual precipitation is 21.19 inches.
Cost of living: http://www.areavibes.com states that the cost of living in Moorhead is 9.8% less than the Minnesota average and 8% less than the national average.
Housing costs: The median home cost in Moorhead is $125,500. This is attractive to retirees, since the median home value is 20.7% less than the Minnesota average and 22.3% less than the national average.
Colleges and Universities: Moorhead hosts two state universities, a private liberal arts college, and technical and business colleges that contribute to an atmosphere rich in arts, cultural, sports and social activities for retirees. Concordia College http://www.cord.edu/ is known for its outstanding choral and instrumental music and world language instruction.
Transportation:MATBUS http://www.matbus.com/ is the public transportation system serving Moorhead.
Travel and tourism: Moorhead prides itself on being a city that is both progressive and neighborly, with culturally diverse citizens. Moorheads revitalized downtown district is rich with riverside parks and unique attractions including an exact replica of a Norwegian stave church, a mural celebrating Hispanic culture, and a Viking ship that actually crossed the Atlantic and went back to Norway. Visit the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau http://www.fargomoorhead.org/ for more details.
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