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Old 02-12-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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my dad was born there and my grandparents lived there many yrs. i hadnt been back there for along time, but when i passed through a few yrs ago now, i thought the older areas at least, looked more run down. there is a substantial crime rate there for a town that size. i always encourage pple moving and especially if they have kids, to check the state website that tracks previous sexual predators. its interesting just how many some small places have.

of course there are some nice areas still, but you have to also think of if the town in general is someplace you want to call home. yes, the sd side has expanded, an escape route...i assume. my relatives lived on the northside, and parts of that are still nice. but overall, would i want to live there? no the job would have to be pretty wonderful for me to consider living there. coming from a big city area with many things to do, you might find it quite dull. yes, omaha is a couple hrs to the south for concerts and more shopping, but still its 2 hrs each way. sioux falls is a much brighter star in the north sky than...sewer city. a name it got from its stockyards odor as you approached the city from the south.

of course you will have to do your own research and draw your own conclusion, but dont jump before being entirely sure. as one person mentioned home sales, if you ended up not liking it and bought a house, you might have some trouble unloading it. best wishes
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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I have lived in SC just about all my life and I feel way more comfortable on the Westside of town then the North. When we lived on the North my kids' bikes were stolen numerous times, our car was broken into, our house was broken into and my children couldn't go to the local park because of all the drug paraphernalia that was littered everywhere. Here on the Westside we all look out for each other, we have never had our house broken into or our car, and even though things sometimes get left outside- they are still there later. My children are free to go to the park here without worry of being approached by a gang member, getting beat up or being poked by something because someone felt the need to leave out the instruments of their vices. Anybody who says the Westside is worse than the Northside- has not lived in both areas or has had a way different experience than I have over the last 30 years. I have lived on both the North and Westside within the last year. And I have to tell you- at least no one has been shot in my front yard on the Westside. (While that did happen on the Northside.)
Just my 2 cents
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:02 AM
 
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Elk Point, SD will be very close to the proposed oil refinery, so I would steer clear of that town.
Elk Point Gorilla Project Information and News
I know about the gorilla project....hate to tell Sioux City but I think that it will get alot of the pollution and smell from it. Elk Point will grow which in my opinion would absolutly RUIN the "perfect" town! I am wondering though how much longer ethanol will be invested in..... Even with the "possibility" of the ethanol plant which could take 10 years or better, by then ethanol technology will be a thing of the past. Already here in North Carolina people wont buy any fuel with ethanol because it lowers your gas mileage. I think that building any ethanol plants anywhere would be a waste of time. Elk Point is still a special place and I would still have to consider it.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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I know about the gorilla project....hate to tell Sioux City but I think that it will get alot of the pollution and smell from it. Elk Point will grow which in my opinion would absolutly RUIN the "perfect" town! I am wondering though how much longer ethanol will be invested in..... Even with the "possibility" of the ethanol plant which could take 10 years or better, by then ethanol technology will be a thing of the past. Already here in North Carolina people wont buy any fuel with ethanol because it lowers your gas mileage. I think that building any ethanol plants anywhere would be a waste of time. Elk Point is still a special place and I would still have to consider it.
I have also read about the Elk Point project, but have no idea if it is still going forward or not.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Lincoln
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I know about the gorilla project....hate to tell Sioux City but I think that it will get alot of the pollution and smell from it. Elk Point will grow which in my opinion would absolutly RUIN the "perfect" town! I am wondering though how much longer ethanol will be invested in..... Even with the "possibility" of the ethanol plant which could take 10 years or better, by then ethanol technology will be a thing of the past. Already here in North Carolina people wont buy any fuel with ethanol because it lowers your gas mileage. I think that building any ethanol plants anywhere would be a waste of time. Elk Point is still a special place and I would still have to consider it.
Unless you forgot to start a new paragraph, and write about ethanol refineries in general, the so called "Gorilla Project" has nothing to do with ETHANOL. The refinery proposed in Elk Point is for the processing of crude oil.
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