South Dakota July 18, 2019
Here Are The 8 Cheapest Yet Great Places To Live In South Dakota
Do you need another reason to love South Dakota? Where do we even begin?! How about with our kind people, inspiring landmarks and attractions, and various cultures? As if you needed another reason to love the Mount Rushmore State, the cost of living is extremely affordable with the price of either a mortgage or monthly rent coming in well below the national average! If you are looking for a perfect place to live that won’t break the bank, check out the eight cheapest, yet most excellent, places to live in South Dakota:
What better way to begin our list of the most affordable places to live than with our state capital?! With median home values at $207,600 (thousands less than the national average), it is no wonder why so many people put down roots in beautiful Pierre! Better yet: the overall cost of living (utilities, groceries, gas, etc.) is estimated to be less than the rest of South Dakota!
Winner lives up to its name in terms of affordable living! If you are looking for a small community that is not only tight-knit but easy on the wallet, check out this south-central town and its median home prices of $108,000.
Are you a millennial looking for a place to settle down? This town of 5,000 may be your cup of tea! (See what we did there?) With its great paying jobs, a low crime rate, and a slightly higher median home price ($243,100 median), Tea is a great place to start life! Are you on the other end of the spectrum and looking to retire? Then you will love...
4. Hot Springs
...lovely Hot Springs! With the median home value at $108,000 (and median rent at only $605 a month), Hot Springs is exceptionally affordable and also offers a lot in terms of things to do, volunteer opportunities, and community events.
5. Sioux Falls
Are you all about the hustle and bustle of a big city? Sioux Falls has everything you could ever want plus a median home price of $108,100, meaning you can use the money you have saved to have a night out on the town!
Coming in well below both the state and national average, Yankton is a vibrant and affordable college town (sounds like an oxymoron, I know!) with a median home price of just $175,800.
Do you have school-aged kids and want the best for them? Overall, South Dakota schools are stellar, but time and again, the Brookings School District has gone above and beyond to give their students the best! While an excellent education may seem like it would cost an arm and a leg, it - in this case - does not, with the median home value in Brookings costing $203,900.
8. De Smet
Quite possibly the most charming and nationally loved (via the Little House of the Prairie books) is De Smet, which invites you to "Come experience the Little Town on the Prairie" with their 1,000+ friendly residents and median home costs of $110,800.
Did your town make the list? Do you know of any other affordable places to live in South Dakota? Let us know! For other must-visit small towns,
Here Are The 12 Coolest Small Towns In South Dakota You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.