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Old 03-17-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Villageatcountrycreek.com
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Any ideas on preferred retirement cities in SD?
Such as Rapid City or Sioux Falls? Or are smaller towns preferred by retirees there?

Are there any subdivisions for age 55 and better?
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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The Black Hills are a big retirement area... My parents are actually considering it... I don't think people retire right in Rapid City or Sioux Falls. Rapid City and Sioux Falls are more progressive, with younger people, and new jobs. I think most retirees just want scenery and quiet...and that is what they find in the Black Hills. I'm not familiar with specific areas out there.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Tons of people retire to the Black Hills. Most of them come from California, Washington State, or Colorado. Like said above, I don't think many retirees live in Rapid City but they live just outside of town or up in the mountains.

For Rapid City retirement subdivisions I recommend Westhills Village. They offer everything from nursing home care, assisted living, senior apartments, and senior villas. I live pretty close to 'The Villas at Westhills' and they are really nice condos.

Also try Harmony Heights. They have great views. Some others are Sandstone Ridge and Holiday Hills. They are built on the greens of Arrowhead Country Club so they're pretty spendy.

Any more questions feel free!
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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The Hills are would be the preferred choice for most people.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Villageatcountrycreek.com
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Thanks to all for the information.

I found the Westhills via Google. Looks real nice but I bet the monthly fees are high. Where we live now is similar in that it is age restricted. That makes it quiet.

If at some point we decide to leave CO, we would look at the Black Hills. Here on the Western slope it is affordable and the weather is nice but population growth is a negative and the over crowding will eventually drive us away.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I have always heard that Colorado was nice until the Californians discovered it. Hope the same thing doesn't happen here in the Black Hills!
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:46 PM
 
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I have read many questions about people wanting to retire in this area, wanting to vacation here or just wanting to visit to see what it is like. One thing that would help considerably in answering these inquiries is if they would fill out their public profile completely. What do you like to do, what are your interests, how about your hobbies? If we knew this information, we here in South Dakota could much better answer your questions. Myself, I am totally into rocks and minerals, gold panning and metal detecting. When I asked the questions nearly 18 years ago, I decided Rapid City was the area for me. I am still here with no plans on leaving. This is a Rock Hunters Paradise, hundreds of miles of creeks to pan and a tremendous amount of Ghost Towns to metal detect. The public profile questionaire, found me a home area that I love.

Bob
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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I agree somewhat, sdgoldpanner... Its hard to fill out public profiles....especially if you don't have an exclusive hobby to tell about.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Mexico
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Having grown up in SD, spent time in both areas, SF and the Hills, there's a good reason the Hills are labelled the "Banana Belt," and SF isn't!
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Have you considered Pierre? Great little town, State Capital, Lake Oahe and some nice new developments. Not near the tourist traffic that the Black Hills has.
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