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The Hawthorne neighborhood is part of the original townsite. It contains a vibrant mix of housing types that radiate from the downtown commercial area and Island Park. The Red River makes up the eastern border, which offers access to both the riverside trail and parks. The Hawthorne Neighborhood Association is very active, as is the Hawthorne PTA. Historic 8th Street, known for its noteworthy street lighting, homes and trees, runs north/south through the center of the neighborhood and makes up the core of the National Register Southside Historic District. The neighborhood is named after Hawthorne Elementary School, located on 6th Street and 8th Avenue South.

Neighborhood Maps (PDF files)

Hawthorne GM  
Neighborhood General Map
Hawthorne LM  
Land Use, Parks & Trails
Fargo Census Data for This Neighborhood
Year 2010
Population 2825
Housing Units 1512
Owner 705
Renter 708
Homeownership 50%

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Fargo Planning Dept

Median age of owner-occupied homes: 1914 (1880-2003)

Annexed into city: 1921 (original townsite)



Fargo Parks District
Borders the Red River and Island Park
Island Park Pool
Hawthorne Schoolyard
South Riverfront Parks


Fargo Public School District
Fargo Public School Map  



Hawthorne is in ND Legislative District 11 and 21

ND Legislative Council Districts
Cass County Voting Precincts


Police Beat

District 2 



Bikeway Map (pdf) (class 1 path along Red River)
Metro Area Transit serves the neighborhood with 4 routes


Neighborhood Organizations 

Hawthorne Association


Garbage and Recycling

Solid Waste Services