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Unread 04-08-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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Default Aberdeen, SD - what do you think?

What is your opinion of Aberdeen, SD? Have you lived there? or are you a visitor? I am interested in moving there.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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not a bad place if you like cold winters-- spring flooding
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Unread 04-08-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Its a good place to be from. I have friends there, it is okay to visit. But it is usually colder than a hookers heart there in the winter. Floods in the spring, and humid in the summer. It is on the boarder of BFE. Other than that, it is a nice town.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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I grew up about 35 miles north west of Aberdeen so I spent a lot of time there. I like it. In the summer there is almost always something going on.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
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I did a quick 'advanced" search, using Aberdeen. Most of the threads, are "short". We haven't had many members, from that area, except for MG. (I'll have to see if I can get his attention!)
Aberdeen, is like most places in SDak, A good place, to live, if you put some effort into it. I grew up in Spink County, 40 or so miles, to the South. I lived there, in the late 70's. I also sold produce there, for about 10 years.
Going to Aberdeen is like "going home" to me. I love the road trip, I love spending a few days there, looking up friends, and family.
zblinks, it helps, to know a little more, about you....Age?.....Do you have kids?
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Unread 04-08-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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I went to college there, so I guess I lived in Aberdeen for 4 years!! I really enjoyed it. I loved the park w/ Storybook Land. Can't remember the park at the moment. It has been a while since I've been back, but it was a nice town.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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I went to college there, so I guess I lived in Aberdeen for 4 years!! I really enjoyed it. I loved the park w/ Storybook Land. Can't remember the park at the moment. It has been a while since I've been back, but it was a nice town.
You're thinking of Wylie Park! We love to spend time there when I go back to visit.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 11:01 PM
 
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I moved there for college, ended up getting married and lived there on an off for maybe ten years. My wife grew up there. I will say that when I lived there it seemed really stagnant in terms of growth, especially when compared to Watertown. But every time I get back now, something has changed.

If you aren't worried about cold winters, I think you would like it.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 11:33 PM
 
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You're thinking of Wylie Park! We love to spend time there when I go back to visit.
Do they still have the little zoo area there?

Also, Sanford is building a medical facility, in Aberdeen. East side of town, I think?
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Unread 04-17-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: NE SD
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Oops...I haven't checked in here for awhile. I live in Aberdeen and have lived in NE SD around 30 years, and I always thought people overdramatized the weather. After this last winter though, even I'm seriously considering leaving--LOL. It's actually snowing here as I type this. Aside from the weather, it's really a peaceful place to live. Almost no crime, zero traffic, no up/down job market. Several businesses and companies have opened, expanded, or built new buildings during and since the recession. Population remains steady with just a little growth from 2000-2010 (maybe 3% or something--I can't remember now). I'm never lacking for things to do, but then I'm also the kind of person who could keep myself busy anywhere. The drawbacks are that housing is a little on the expensive side for SD, and the retail offerings here aren't too hot either.
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