South Dakota March 06, 2018
It’s Official: This Is The Best Place To Live In South Dakota
Every year, the website Money.com compiles data to choose the
best places to live in every state. The site looked at factors like the economy, educational quality, and affordability of South Dakota’s towns, and also considered things like convenience and safety. Ready to find out which town in the Mount Rushmore State was the winner? Read on!
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City, was named the best place to live in the state.
With a population of around 75,000 people, Rapid City is large enough to offer plenty of amenities, but still small enough to have a hometown vibe for the people who live here.
Its location couldn't be better.
Situated on the edge of the Black Hills, Rapid City is surrounded by natural beauty.
Of course, you don't have to leave the city to find beautiful, natural spaces.
Canyon Lake Park is just one example of the many quiet retreats you'll find in town.
With excellent educational opportunities and plenty of places for fun, Rapid City is a great place to raise a family.
Rapid City has special little quirks that makes it especially charming.
Climb the hill to Dinosaur Park. This iconic spot offers spectacular views of the city and has been a Rapid City icon since 1936.
Art Alley provides an artistic space in the most unlikely of places...
...and you'll also find artistic sculptures all over town.
The City of Presidents project is a collection of life-sized bronze sculptures of former U.S. Presidents that are placed throughout downtown. Each charming sculpture captures something warm and personal about the man it honors.
You'll find tons of great dining options in Rapid City.
From the steaks at Delmonico Grill to the burgers at Firehouse Brewing Co., hungry diners will find something to please the palate.
The night life in Rapid City offers plenty of entertainment...
...and the city is surrounded by some of South Dakota's best attractions to keep you busy during the day.
It's just 30 minutes to Mount Rushmore, and Badlands National Park is nearby, too.
Main Street Square is a gathering place that offers up a sense of community you won't find elsewhere.
Residents enjoy concerts, festivals and events in this downtown venue.
Are you lucky enough to live in Rapid City?
Tell us your favorite thing about your hometown!
What’s your favorite thing about Rapid City?
South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls, is another great place to live.
Here are 15 of the best things about Sioux Falls. Address: Rapid City, SD, USA