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Old 01-31-2020, 01:26 PM
 
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Good day everyone! I was hoping If anyone had and advice for a single parent thinking about relocating to the Sioux City area. We will be entirely new the area and I have no clue where to start looking for childcare, school, housing, anything really. I have a kid who is 5 yrs. So we know 1 person in Sioux City but he hasn't got a clue about schooling. He don't have kids. I'm also needing help on anything associated with relocating to a new state (Iowa). Thank you for taking time to read this. Have a great day!
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Old 02-01-2020, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Good day everyone! I was hoping If anyone had and advice for a single parent thinking about relocating to the Sioux City area. We will be entirely new the area and I have no clue where to start looking for childcare, school, housing, anything really. I have a kid who is 5 yrs. So we know 1 person in Sioux City but he hasn't got a clue about schooling. He don't have kids. I'm also needing help on anything associated with relocating to a new state (Iowa). Thank you for taking time to read this. Have a great day!
If you're moving to the Sioux City area, stay out of the city. Sioux City borders South Dakota and has several schools in very close proximity. At McCook Lake/North Sioux City is the Dakota Valley School District. Only a few miles up the interstate from there is the Elk Point-Jefferson School.

South Dakota taxes are much less than Iowa. The commute into Sioux City is on the interstate and FINALLY on this part of the interstate they've completed construction.

I would recommend moving to the EP-Jefferson School District. My son student taught there about 14 years ago and was very impressed. A large enough school to offer most any elective without having all the negatives you'll get from the larger public schools in Sioux City.

Sioux City is a pretty tough town for it's size. Always has been. If you can avoid dealing with the carryover of that environment for your kid, I would do so.

I'm not sure how far you're willing to commute for work, but if a 35 mile commute on 4 lane highway doesn't bother you, I would also look into Vermillion South Dakota. THERE you'll have access to all the amenities of the University of South Dakota along with an excellent public school system.

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Old 02-01-2020, 10:16 AM
 
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If you're moving to the Sioux City area, stay out of the city. Sioux City borders South Dakota and has several schools in very close proximity. At McCook Lake/North Sioux City is the Dakota Valley School District. Only a few miles up the interstate from there is the Elk Point-Jefferson School.

South Dakota taxes are much less than Iowa. The commute into Sioux City is on the interstate and FINALLY on this part of the interstate they've completed construction.

I would recommend moving to the EP-Jefferson School District. My son student taught there about 14 years ago and was very impressed. A large enough school to offer most any elective without having all the negatives you'll get from the larger public schools in Sioux City.

Sioux City is a pretty tough town for it's size. Always has been. If you can avoid dealing with the carryover of that environment for your kid, I would do so.

I'm not sure how far you're willing to commute for work, but if a 35 mile commute on 4 lane highway doesn't bother you, I would also look into Vermillion South Dakota. THERE you'll have access to all the amenities of the University of South Dakota along with an excellent public school system.

Thank you so much for replying! The commute is not a problem for me I currently live in the country where I'm currently at and I have to travel about the much right now for my daily commute. I did not even know that South Dakota had lower tax which is awesome. And I will definitely look into the school you stated. Thank you once again for replying and the information.it has been useful. Greatly appreciate it! Have a great day!
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Old 02-01-2020, 04:07 PM
 
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Sioux City itself isn’t bad at all, especially compared to other locales of its size. Many of the people are blue-collar working class types. Iowa generally does a good job of keeping roads maintained/cleared of snow.
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Old 02-01-2020, 05:45 PM
 
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I like Sioux City, although downtown hasn't yet been modernized. If you decide to live in town I'd recommend the East or far South sides, or the far north side, but not the West side or central. South Sioux City (a separate town that is on the West side of the Missouri river) is pretty rough. Most modern shopping om SC is on the southeast side near the intersection of Lakeport and Hwy 75. There's a nice shopping center on the North side, too, near the intersection of Hamilton Blvd and Stone Park Blvd, and there's some wealthier older housing in that area. If you're Catholic, the Catholic schools in Sioux City are considered good.
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