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Old 07-19-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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I could possibly looking to move somewhere in SD from Texas. I will be looking for a city of atleast 50-100K population. I have a wife and 2 kids so i want a good school system and manufacturing industries as i am in purchasing. Can anyone give me some info on the following questions?

What is the cost to register vehicles? i have 2006 and a 2008 model vehicles

What are property taxes on average for a home in 80-100K price range?

Gallon of milk cost?

Gallon of gas at the moment?

Crime rates in the state?

What would be a good city to start looking in for a home as i have described above.
Thanks
ZM
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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cadflyer,
Good school systems are abundant here!
Cost to register to a vehicle..hmmm... I don't know the exact figure, but its cheap... someone can help I'm sure.
Property taxes again, I'm not sure
Gallon of gas would be around 3.90-3.99... Its been going up and down
SD has always had low crime... I live in Sioux Falls, with about 150,000 population... Crime is not a concern here. If I had some more time, I could look up exact statistics....
The two places in SD you should look are Rapid City, and Sioux Falls... There is another thread out there comparing the two... Hope this helps somewhat!
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:58 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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//www.city-data.com/city/Sioux-...th-Dakota.html

Hi Cad, IMHO Sioux Falls is the town you're looking for. The stats on the above site are a bit behind~I think the population is about 140,000 people now.

Taxes average about $21 per thousand~fairly high since like you, we have no state income tax. But there is a 30% discount. Like in Tx., the cost of housing is relatively low compared to a lot of the country.

Sioux Falls has a lot of employment available~2.3% unemployment rate.

As you can tell if you scroll down the first site, the crime rate in our state is very low. The above site will give you a comparison of any cities you choose. I don't know where you live so I just chose Dallas.

If by registering your car means the same as getting license plates~ I think I paid something like 32 or 35 for my last set. My car is a bit older then yours though. I doubt you'd pay much more then 50, but I'm not sure.

Just curious~why are you considering leaving Texas? I'm looking for a warmer climate like Tx. has.

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Old 07-20-2008, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Sioux Falls -150,000
Rapid City- 80,000

Registering cars will cost no more than $45 per vehicle.

I don't know about Sioux Falls, but Rapid City's property taxes will probably run you about 200-300 per month on a $100k house. Pretty high but at least there is no income tax here!

Gallon of Milk: 5.00
Gallon of Gas: 4.09-4.30

Crime Rates:
Sioux Falls-//www.city-data.com/city/Sioux-Falls-South-Dakota.html
Rapid City-//www.city-data.com/city/Rapid-City-South-Dakota.html

I can't really speak for Sioux Falls, but here in Rapid City some of the major manufacturing companies would be Merillat Cabinets, Fenske Media, Lien Concrete and Quarry, Birdsall Sand and Gravel, Hills Cement Company, Coca Cola Bottling of the Rockies, Pepsi-Co Bottling and Distribution, Baldwin Filters, and Dakota Mill and Grain.


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Old 07-20-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: dallas
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Hi Cadflyer, if you use the search function and search for post from wantoutoutoftexas (me) you will find 3 very useful threads with tons of info on Sioux Falls. I have been asking the same questions for about 2 years now, and I was just there from Dallas last month. It was a very nice place, people were friendly and an easy town to enjoy.and as you will find out, the people on this site have lots of great info.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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Danny, is a gallon of milk really $5.00 in Rapid?
In SF, its right around $3.50.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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FYI, I just licensed my 1999 Lincoln Continental, $31.00. Not bad at all.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Danny, is a gallon of milk really $5.00 in Rapid?
In SF, its right around $3.50.
Well I drink organic milk so maybe just regular is cheaper. I like organic milk because it takes me a while to finish a gallon and organic stays fresher much longer. Just a tip!
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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Thanks Danny... It sounds like its worth the extra $$. I'm not much of a milk drinker though... I eat a lot of yogurt to get my calcium tho!
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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Thanks Danny... It sounds like its worth the extra $$. I'm not much of a milk drinker though... I eat a lot of yogurt to get my calcium tho!
It really is a better deal. I've had milk last a good month as opposed to regular milk that lasts me a week. Plus, it's delicious! I also like organic cottage cheese and sour cream. BTW this thread has gotten WAY off topic!
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