If you’re looking to find a place to settle down that will take you away from any urban hustle and bustle and all that entails, then consider a small town out in South Dakota. These charming little places are perfect to slow down and just experience life at its own pace, all while enjoying the luxury of being in a quiet, calm place.
Tulare is part of Spink County, South Dakota and has a population of just over 200. It was originally founded in 1883 and hasn't ever had a population very far over 300. It's always been a pleasant small town with a quiet setting and perfect for an easy family life.
If you're looking for a postcard perfect small town with a great community, Tripp would be perfect for you. Only 647 people live there so you can skip crowded places; they don't exist much here. It's been around since 1886 and will be around for quite a while longer, moving at its own leisurely pace.
Among the farmlands of South Dakota lies the peaceful town of Bonesteel. Don't let the name turn you away - it was actually named after a freight company owner in 1902. If you stop by here, enjoy some lunch at the Tee Pee Cafe, where you can get a delicious home cooked meal.
Out in the beautiful countryside lies Presho, South Dakota, in Lyman County. The population rests just under 500 residents. Space is plentiful and so is natural beauty in the land - and the town itself, of course.
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This little town in Aurora County passes by day to day at its own pace, free from the rush found in a lot of cities. If you're hungry for breakfast, look no further than Tara's Diner on the town's main street, which serves mouthwateringly good breakfast all day long.
Like many early towns in South Dakota, Selby sprang up when the railroad came through at the turn of the century. Settle down here with only 642 other residents and you'll be able to live life without any nuisances that pop up from a crowded life. The historic buildings in Selby create a fascinating, picturesque town, and include a classic drive-in restaurant known as Mr. Bob's that you can snack at whenever you'd like.
This is one of South Dakota's earlier cities, founded in 1879 under the name of Clarksville. When it was officially incorporated in 1885, it got the name of Alexandria. 615 people live in it today and are able to enjoy the quiet day to day life that it offers.
Small town life may not be for everyone, but a visit can be just as refreshing sometimes. South Dakota has
even tinier towns that will help you get you away from it all.