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)
Neighborhood General Map
Land Use, Parks & Trails
Fargo Census Data for This Neighborhood
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)