Geez, Even Fargo Has Gone Upscale!
In Fargo, the main characters are very, very rich, and the show is very, very funny. They live in a city of 5,400 people on a dirt road that’s lined with trees. For the show, they have a couple of small houses they live in. For real-life residents of the city, the houses are actually much nicer.
Also, for real-life residents, the most expensive house they ever bought was the one on MPR.com, but I don’t think they ever made it official, because who would have the audacity to say “we’ve added the 5,400 people in the town of Fargo”?
They’re probably the most expensive in America, but compared to other cities, that number is a little low. If I were the mayor of Fargo and I was considering a new high-rise or office building, I’d have to consider moving to a city with significantly more people. We don’t have anything like New York or Chicago or Seattle or Detroit. It’s pretty bad. We have some of the best-off areas of all the major cities in America, but they’re mostly in Chicago, Detroit, or Seattle. And there are a lot of people living in Fargo. It’s not bad, but not as great as they might like us to think. The main problem with the show is that we don’t ever get to see them go very far up the ladder.
And by far the most expensive home I’ve ever lived in is in New York. It was an absolutely gorgeous three-bedroom house in the Tribeca neighborhood. It was almost like sleeping in a mansion.
And to be clear, we never used that as the basis for all of our housing ideas. We just looked at the size of the house and the number of rooms, and then we figured out what kind of housing it would cost to maintain the house. It was just an example because that house is absolutely amazing. That house could be on an upper floor and still be usable as a three-bedroom.
Of course, the show takes things to a whole other level. The first house I ever looked at was an enormous two-bedroom Victorian, with a front porch that was like a five-story walkup.
In real life, we don’t have that kind of luxury in any of