I loved growing up in Fargo.
I grew up in a close neighborhood near my elementary school and all of my friends were so close that we were constantly walking back and forth to each others' houses.
There is a lot of fun things to do around town, including an artsy and fun downtown area full of everything from vegan eateries and funky little locally owned gift shops. There's even a coffee shop hidden around an alleyway that serves the best latte I've ever had.
The commute around town is good, provided you stay off the main arteries in the city during rush hour, but all in all, it's safe, it's friendly and it's hardly ever boring.