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    Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    I will be flying out there next Thursday for a job interview with the YMCA there, but even though I'm a native Iowan and spent a couple of summers in northwest Iowa, I've never been to South Dakota much less Sioux Falls.

    I've heard it's a growing city and that it has a lot of things going for it. Is anyone on here familiar with it that can tell me more?



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    It's a lot like Cedar Rapids. A Big-small city feel. When we were there it was 4th of July. We hit up a mall, then went to a mini-golf and go kart place. Then saw fireworks. Had a good time.


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    I will be flying out there next Thursday for a job interview with the YMCA there, but even though I'm a native Iowan and spent a couple of summers in northwest Iowa, I've never been to South Dakota much less Sioux Falls.

    I've heard it's a growing city and that it has a lot of things going for it. Is anyone on here familiar with it that can tell me more?
    Metro population 230,000

    no state income tax

    I've always thought Sioux Falls of being a nice, clean city (my aunt & uncle live there)

    Winters are long and cold and the summers can be damn hot, real hot.

    Edit: traffic can be insane at times in Sioux Falls, you'll know why when you see 41st Street ;)


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    I will be flying out there next Thursday for a job interview with the YMCA there, but even though I'm a native Iowan and spent a couple of summers in northwest Iowa, I've never been to South Dakota much less Sioux Falls.

    I've heard it's a growing city and that it has a lot of things going for it. Is anyone on here familiar with it that can tell me more?
    State taxes might be less. Bring a parka.


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    Progressive City, clean, VERY low crime. many people carry a gun. In SD, when you apply for a gun permit..... you automatically get a concealed weapons permit. NO BODY gives anyone crap as they assume everyone is carrying! Lived there 1 year. Great time. great housing. FANTASTIC schools with great marching Band programs. have fun and good luck!



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    If you like Minnesota you'll like South Dakota. I've never seen a state with so much envy for another. Seriously.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    It depends on what you want to know. I grew up just outside of there (about 30 miles), so I know the city fairly well. Politically, even though the city is growing, it is still a pretty conservative area. There are several semi-pro sports teams in the city. The traffic can sometimes be pretty bad, mainly because a lot of the drivers in the city are terrible. And the local news stations will annoy the hell out of you with there constant weather coverage.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwarner29 View Post
    It depends on what you want to know. I grew up just outside of there (about 30 miles), so I know the city fairly well. Politically, even though the city is growing, it is still a pretty conservative area. There are several semi-pro sports teams in the city. The traffic can sometimes be pretty bad, mainly because a lot of the drivers in the city are terrible. And the local news stations will annoy the hell out of you with there constant weather coverage.
    May seem worse than normal only because the Sioux Falls TV stations cover the entire state.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    Definitely a great city. Its growing so fast. The healthcare facilities being built will someday make it comparable to Rochester, MN. It has affordable housing, apartments, etc.(whatever you are looking for). It has a couple malls, movie theatres, etc. The professional sports in Sioux Falls are the skyforce (basketball), Storm (arena football), stampede (hockey), and the pheasants (baseball). Sioux Falls has a TON of restaurants if you enjoy going out to eat. Some quality bars. Its real easy to get around in Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls is going to be renovating there zoo. Its a clean, for the most part crime free, and just a nice city to live in. The unemployment rate is also very minimal.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    Lived about an hour southwest of Sioux falls as a kid. It was much much colder than anything I ever experienced in Iowa and we had more tornadoes too.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    The main industries are healthcare (two main facilities for regional providers located here) and banking/financial services (Wells Fargo and Citi both have large operations here), after that would be retail. The Empire mall has more visitors annually than Mount Rushmore. Traffic is only really bad on the 41st St/Louise Ave axis for about 10 or 12 blocks each way. This is due to two reasons: This is where the major concentration of retail & restaurants is, and there are two country clubs right next to each other that effectively block access from west parts of town between 41st st and 10th st. Both the public and Catholic school systems are great. There are two smaller colleges (U of Sioux Falls--NAIA, and Augustana--NCAA div II) plus many community college type schools. People are friendly and care about/take pride in the city. It continues to grow rapidly. If you want to live in a smaller town, Tea, Harrisburg, and Brandon are all very close and nice towns in their own right.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    MODS, this thread should be merged with the Bored Crew thread.


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    Quote Originally Posted by harty83 View Post
    The main industries are healthcare (two main facilities for regional providers located here) and banking/financial services (Wells Fargo and Citi both have large operations here), after that would be retail. The Empire mall has more visitors annually than Mount Rushmore. Traffic is only really bad on the 41st St/Louise Ave axis for about 10 or 12 blocks each way. This is due to two reasons: This is where the major concentration of retail & restaurants is, and there are two country clubs right next to each other that effectively block access from west parts of town between 41st st and 10th st. Both the public and Catholic school systems are great. There are two smaller colleges (U of Sioux Falls--NAIA, and Augustana--NCAA div II) plus many community college type schools. People are friendly and care about/take pride in the city. It continues to grow rapidly. If you want to live in a smaller town, Tea, Harrisburg, and Brandon are all very close and nice towns in their own right.
    + USD Med School at the Sanford Hospital.
    U of Sioux Falls has an outstanding football team - talk of them moving up. Division I athletics down the road in Vermillion coming soon.


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

    Quote Originally Posted by harty83 View Post
    The main industries are healthcare (two main facilities for regional providers located here) and banking/financial services (Wells Fargo and Citi both have large operations here), after that would be retail. The Empire mall has more visitors annually than Mount Rushmore. Traffic is only really bad on the 41st St/Louise Ave axis for about 10 or 12 blocks each way. This is due to two reasons: This is where the major concentration of retail & restaurants is, and there are two country clubs right next to each other that effectively block access from west parts of town between 41st st and 10th st. Both the public and Catholic school systems are great. There are two smaller colleges (U of Sioux Falls--NAIA, and Augustana--NCAA div II) plus many community college type schools. People are friendly and care about/take pride in the city. It continues to grow rapidly. If you want to live in a smaller town, Tea, Harrisburg, and Brandon are all very close and nice towns in their own right.
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