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    Moving to Fort Dodge

    I might be taking a job in Fort Dodge and would like some recommendations from people who live or have lived there.

    Should I live in Fort Dodge or commute?
    Best/worst elementary schools?
    Best real estate agency?
    Any decent houses to rent (can't find much on Craigslist)?
    Any good restaurants?
    Decent day care centers?
    Things for a wife and kids to do?

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    I am sorry for your loss.



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

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    I am sorry for your loss.
    Gotta be better than Lincoln.



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    A friend of mine has worked up there for almost 15 years and he has commuted from Ames every day.

    Just Sayin' !!!


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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    1) I'm sorry

    2) Sports Page is a good sports bar, Tom Thumb is good old-fashioned greasy food.

    3) Things to do: drive to Ames, Des Moines.



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    A friend of mine has worked up there for almost 15 years and he has commuted from Ames every day.

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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    Or, as we used to call it: Fort Lauderdodge



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    I might be taking a job in Fort Dodge and would like some recommendations from people who live or have lived there.

    Should I live in Fort Dodge or commute?
    Best/worst elementary schools?
    Best real estate agency?
    Any decent houses to rent (can't find much on Craigslist)?
    Any good restaurants?
    Decent day care centers?
    Things for a wife and kids to do?

    Thanks in advance
    Are you serious? Fort Dodge is one of the trashiest places in Iowa. Seriously you need to reconsider.


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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    Gotta be better than Lincoln.
    The only thing worse than Fort Dodge is Ottumwa.



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Are you serious? Fort Dodge is one of the trashiest places in Iowa. Seriously you need to reconsider.
    So I'm guessing you're telling me to commute.

    In that case, what are some decent towns around Ft. Dodge?



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_Alum_2000 View Post
    Or, as we used to call it: Fort Lauderdodge
    funny, we used to call it Fart Dodge.

    I believe they just put in a new aquatic center on the NE side of town and there's a mexican restaurant that has an all you can eat buffet for lunch thats not bad, don't remember the name though. Good luck.



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    I am sorry for your loss.
    I love people like this. I'm sure they think where they live is just the greatest on earth. I've never understood why people feel the need to put every place that is not Ames or a Des Moines suburb down. Frankly, you all seem like uppity jerks.

    I've got family in Ft. Dodge and have fond memories of visiting as a kid. Tons of good hard working people. A blue collar town for sure but good people.



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    OK, so no one likes Ft. Dodge. What do people know about living in Webster City, Humboldt, Rockwell City, or some of the small towns around the area?



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

    My girlfriend is from Ft Dodge. Definitely has its rough parts, but its not all bad. Just stay out of the flats. The waterpark is fun. As for restaurants, Ive heard Mineral City is good but Ive never had it. I always go to Hardees since Ames doesnt have one



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    Re: Moving to Fort Dodge

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