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Jefferson/Carl Ben

The Jefferson/Carl Ben neighborhood gets it name from two neighborhood schools. The original Jefferson Elementary (1923) was replaced with a new elementary school building 2007 of the same name, and Carl Ben Eileson Elementary was replaced with Carl Ben Eileson Middle School in 2006. Agassiz Adult Learning Center is also located in the neighborhood (along University Drive).

The housing stock is a mix of owner occupied and renter occupied housing. The area enjoys convenient access to a number of parks and services in both downtown Fargo and along the 13th Avenue and University Drive corridors. The Main Avenue commercial district borders the north side of the neighborhood and accounts for some of the mix of uses that is seen between Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue South. The Jefferson Area Neighborhood Association is active in this neighborhood.

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

Median age of owner-occupied homes: 1935 (1880–1998)

Annexed into city: 1921–1975