“Our favorite thing about living at The Retreat is the quality of our apartment and the quiet.” –Current Resident

“Our favorite thing about living at The Retreat is that the neighbors are so friendly, and the management has been so easy to work with. Management even surprised us with cough drops and tea because they saw on Facebook that my wife and I were sick!” Alek, local radio personality and Current Resident

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The Retreat at Urban Plains is a two-property owned and managed by Lux Communities. The project was developed by Enclave Development, a sister company to Lux Communities, and is located between 45th street south and Veteran’s Boulevard, in south Fargo. The first of the two properties, Retreat 1, opened in July of 2015. Retreat 2 opened just over a year ago, in September of 2016. Both properties feature studio, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments.

According to the Lux team, their goal when designing The Retreat at Urban Plains was simple: to provide their residents with more than just a nice apartment. They want to provide their residents with a unique urban lifestyle experience.

The Location
One of the great features about The Retreat is the property’s location. Both units are within walking distance of the new Sanford hospital and Scheel’s Arena, and are a two-minute drive from a variety of bars, breweries, and restaurants. Grocery stores and shopping are a short trip away, and residents also enjoy quick access to the interstate.

The Amenities
The Retreat features some of the best apartment-living amenities in town. Walk in the front door of Retreat 2 and you’ll be greeted by an expansive and welcoming lobby, featuring a full-service coffee bar and community area. Oversized hallways make moving in an easy process. Tasteful art pieces can be found throughout both properties. Both Retreat 1 and Retreat 2 also feature laundry rooms, community rooms, and large fitness centers.

The design and layout of both properties caters to modern high-end living. All units feature stylish glass light fixtures, granite countertops with ample cooking space, central air, stainless steel appliances and wood floors. The master bedroom in each apartment features walk in closets and a private bathroom.

Residents enjoy underground heated parking, as well as a single-stall garage. Privacy and security are ensured by key fob access and an app-based controlled access system that lets residents see whom they are letting in. Wifi and heat are also included.

The Retreat strives to offer flexible and accommodating lease options to its residents, many of whom are looking for short-term or extended leases.

Pet Friendly
Lux doubled down on their commitment to make all their properties pet-friendly by being the first company in Fargo to offer their residents a dog-washing station. Residents can skip the trip to the pet store and can bathe and groom their furry family member on site.

The Grounds
When designing The Retreat, Lux wanted to ensure that its residents had ample outdoor amenities in order to maximize their enjoyment. A gas fire pit sits in the courtyard and is a favorite of all the residents. There is also a park and walking trails along what will, eventually, be a lazy creek.

The Future
Lux plans to add two additional properties to The Retreat, in an effort to create the feel of an urban oasis. Future plans include adding an outdoor swimming pool and community area that would connect all four properties.

If you’re looking for a comfortable and resident-focused living experience, look no further than The Retreat. Situated in bustling south Fargo, The Retreat is uniquely able to offer its residents a quiet place to call home, while being minutes away from the action. Come live with Lux!

For more information on The Retreat at Urban Plains, visit the property’s new website theretreatfargo.com.


By Paul Hankel