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Old 10-21-2020, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Súðavík
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Southeast South Dakota? Don't you mean NORTHeast South Dakota or northWEST South Dakota?

Southeast South Dakota is very balanced in population and I definitely wouldn't call it remote. Cheap is a very relative term and compared to housing in most of the U.S. away from any larger city in SD, housing is very cheap in the state.
He never said it was remote. It's vacant land to the outsider. But mainly farmland.
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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He never said it was remote. It's vacant land to the outsider. But mainly farmland.
SkyLark2019's exact words were, "It's very remote though."
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Just north of Nashville, TN
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*wrong thread*
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Old 12-05-2020, 01:39 PM
 
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Wherever anyone decides to move it's important to consider the conditions you may encounter if you don't look for them. Examples: Compromised water supplies/drought conditions as in:
https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/a-...da39f469d.html

and:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-wat....co/0SD03992Ng

also, Google 'history water wars South Dakota' Yes, there are 'work arounds' but they are sort of expensive so 'game on' if you have no problem qualifying for a home that is apx. $400,000 or more.
I lived in Nevada where all the fire hydrants were red which means low water pressure so simple things like showering & flushing the toilet were slowed by the low water pressure!
Another thing is air quality, if you're considering rural/farm it's a good idea to find out if the area is downwind of chicken
, cattle or other animal ranching or slaughter. Even knowing where the city dump is can be important, who wants to live somewhere that is extremely stinky?
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Hey guys and gals! I'm a current Oklahoma City resident, planning to move to South Dakota next Spring because I love y'all's Governor, and being the great leader she is, South Dakota looks like the only place left in the country where one doesn't have to worry about state government overreach anytime soon. I'm heavy on the Constitution, have more of a Conservatarian view and would like to surround myself with like minded people, I also look forward to the change of pace.

I've worked in publishing for 13 years, so I'm guessing the most job opportunities of that nature would be in Rapid City or Sioux Falls? Though I'm not opposed to living in a less populated area. I also own a digital LLC on the side (I'm an Artist, GFX Designer, Podcaster, Producer, Gamer, etc.) and would be more than happy to transfer it to SD. As far as recreation I would just like to be around some good restaurants, bars/pool halls and gun ranges.

So would you suggest Rapid City, Sioux Falls, any other town? I love the look of Pierre but it seems a bit pricy. One bedroom apartments in Oklahoma City rent for $803 a month on average and our minimum wage is $7.25. It seems SD's price of living is overall actually lower even though your minimum wage is higher, so that's pretty awesome.

I look forward to your suggestions, thanks!
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Old 12-05-2020, 03:41 PM
 
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Wherever anyone decides to move it's important to consider the conditions you may encounter if you don't look for them. Examples: Compromised water supplies/drought conditions as in:
https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/a-...da39f469d.html

and:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-wat....co/0SD03992Ng

also, Google 'history water wars South Dakota' Yes, there are 'work arounds' but they are sort of expensive so 'game on' if you have no problem qualifying for a home that is apx. $400,000 or more.
I lived in Nevada where all the fire hydrants were red which means low water pressure so simple things like showering & flushing the toilet were slowed by the low water pressure!
Another thing is air quality, if you're considering rural/farm it's a good idea to find out if the area is downwind of chicken
, cattle or other animal ranching or slaughter. Even knowing where the city dump is can be important, who wants to live somewhere that is extremely stinky?
Good luck!
Your first example is in the extreme southwest corner of the state. It is sparsely populated. Also, that is a 15 year old article. There is a water system in that part of the country. There also plenty of folks who haul water or have water delivered and dumped in to a cistern. A cistern is not a bad idea if you have a well drilled. In case the well goes down you have a supply on hand.

There are several rural water systems. The water supply and quality in most of the state is solid. Cost to drill a well may vary.

Also, the livestock issue isn’t as pronounced as you assert. There are areas where it is a consideration.

I am guessing you have not step foot in South Dakota.
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Old 12-05-2020, 03:57 PM
 
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Either way, I hope OP doesn't move here. Eeeewwwww.
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