West Fargo is a small city located in Cass County, North Dakota; it is currently home to over 25,000 residents. Located just west of Fargo, one of the largest cities in North Dakota, West Fargo is quickly becoming an alternative for people moving to the Fargo area, and not only is the city the fifth-largest by population in North Dakota, it is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. Founded in 1926, West Fargo has developed slowly over the years, expanding mainly into the unincorporated areas to the west and north. It is home to a vibrant and active commercial district as well, and despite its size is home to several brand-name restaurants as well as a chamber of commerce that oversees a thriving and expanding business district. Companies such as Applied Industrial Technologies, BNG Technologies, Norse Technologies and Red Chair Solutions either are headquartered or have locations in the city.
West Fargo is most easily accessible from the Interstate Highway System via Interstate 94, which is the main east-west interstate that services the entire state of North Dakota. This makes it easier for shippers to get into and out of West Fargo and Fargo in general, but the problem is that it’s located in North Dakota, which is probably one of the least-popular auto transport locations in the entire country. Isolated, more difficult to access, few major metropolitan areas and extreme winter weather all conspire with each other to make it expensive, time-consuming and not cost effective for auto shippers to run routes to or from North Dakota. This means that anyone looking to actually ship a vehicle to or from the state are going to run into long pickup windows and higher prices. Luckily, there are areas in North Dakota that are easier to ship to than others, and West Fargo is one of those areas. As auto transporters prefer running routes into and out of metropolitan areas, West Fargo – being where it is and surrounded by what it’s surrounded by – is a lot easier for shippers to get to and from.
Because it’s North Dakota, you’re likely not going to see much difference between shipping to West Fargo or to Fargo proper because you’re probably going to be the only person going there, so it’s not like the carrier is going to whine about an extra 20 miles to go through Fargo – he’s going to be going through anyway. It may be easier on your shipper if you meet him in Fargo proper if you’re coming from the east, and west Fargo if you’re shipping from the west (or, if you’re shipping out of Fargo, meet him on the side that you’re going to be going to, because that’s where he’s going to be going, if that makes sense). We recommend talking to an auto shipping representative about shipping to or from West Fargo; who knows, they may know a carrier who’s going that way anyway and can use another car on the truck. You may also end up waiting to move for three weeks, though, so definitely want to talk to a shipper. Don’t be alarmed by price – North Dakota is perhaps the most expensive state in the contiguous U.S. to ship to, barring perhaps Maine. If you need quotes to ship a vehicle, call us at 800-930-7417 or fill out our free online quote request form and get started today.