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Places With The Best Housing In South Dakota 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score89
  • Brandon, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,674
78
  • Pierre, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,959
  • Pierre, South Dakota is located on the East river side of South Dakota and is more than a short drive from the usual attractions that a person thinks of in the South Dakota such as the Black Hills and…[read more]
85
  • Madison, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,101
72
  • Mitchell, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,610
  • I've been living in Mitchell South Dakota for 8 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and friendly neighbors that provide opportunities for you to develop long-term friendships that last over…[read more]
79
  • Huron, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,149
  • Huron, my home is located along the magnificent James River in a location that is well steeped. The city has an estimated population of around 12,592 people. My city offers all visitors and its residents…[read more]
76
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,783
  • Coming from the south, my first winter in Aberdeen was an adjustment. The very cold subzero temperatures were a shock to my system, but since then I have acclimated and don’t find the winters as…[read more]
76
  • Harrisburg, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,129
82
  • Brookings, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,292
  • The city only has one Internet Service Provider (Swiftel) which is partly owned by the city, an apparent conflict of interest. You pay double what you would pay at neighboring states because they force…[read more]
82
  • Watertown, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,026
  • Uncaring, stand-offish people compared to the south. The people have a great work ethic, and keep up their property well, for the most part, but they just don't care about other people outside of their…[read more]
72
  • Spearfish, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,176
  • After living in Spearfish, South Dakota for 9 years now I would love to be able to say that this is one of the best areas in the state to live. That's just not so. I cannot in good conscience give this…[read more]
72
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 167,884
  • I moved to Sioux Falls because of it's famous job market, and although I did find ONE good job that abruptly ended after only a year and half due cutbacks. I would not recommend anyone to move to Sioux…[read more]
83
  • Sturgis, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,711
76
  • Yankton, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,585
  • Yankton South Dakota is a great location to be in. I love that there is always something going on in this city. The community atmosphere speaks out to be one of the strongest attributes of this city. I…[read more]
74
  • Belle Fourche, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,696
67
  • Box Elder, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,126
63
  • Rapid Valley, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,629
79
  • Vermillion, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,778
  • I am proud to say that I live in such a wonderful community as Vermillion, South Dakota. I have been living in Vermillion since I was a young girl, around 13 years old, and I am pushing 50 now. I have…[read more]
69
  • Rapid City, SD
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,441
  • While there is much to love about this city as the previous reviewer indicated, being able to afford attractions and the natural beauty is not possible for many of the residents who live here--probably…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in South Dakota. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in South Dakota to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in South Dakota as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in South Dakota, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.