Let’s be honest, Sioux Falls is one of those places that you’d probably never pick if you were given a choice of oh, Austin, LA or New York.
And that would be a shame.
Ranked Number One in America by Forbes in 2019 as the best small place for business and careers, and after you’ve spent a little time here you’ll know exactly why.
Not only is it affordable; if hunting is your thing, there are plenty of opportunities.
If museums, art, and sampling fresh local cuisine is more your speed, there’s more than enough of that too. If you love city life – as long as there’s plenty of open undeveloped space nearby – you’ll feel right at home.
In fact, you may eventually consider moving here permanently. It’s an excellent place to raise a family; and either way it will probably get under your skin – in a good way – because as you’ll see, there is a lot to fall in love with in Sioux Falls.
1. Low Cost of Living
For many, the cost of living is a big consideration when relocating anywhere. At 8% below the national average, Sioux Falls gives you the opportunity to get more for your money (aren’t you glad you’re not going to NY?) and still save, if you wish.
Which means if you’re staying in corporate housing, you may be able to afford such lux accommodations, you’ll never want to leave the house.
If you’re still unsure of where to stay, Travelers Haven can help. They know Sioux Falls well, all you have to do is give them the specifics of what you’re looking for – don’t forget to include the amenities – and they do the work for you. They’ll find you the perfect temporary home away from home that meets (and in many cases exceeds) all your requirements.
2. Falls Park
Picture slabs of step-like rock, with waterfalls cascading down each tier. Falls Park is a sight to behold.
Cutting through bright green grass, the first of the three falls splashes down, then continues along a stretch of river. The water tumbles down yet more falls, and levels a bit before its final cascade.
Follow along the water’s edge as you walk the meandering footpath, illuminated at night by the warm glow of lamplight.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the café while the water rushes in the background, with the city skyline beyond.
Falls Park is a unique, one-of-a-kind park. If romantic picnics are your thing, head there. If working out outdoors is your thing, head there. If clearing your head by taking a walk is how you decompress… you know where to go.
3. Hit the Trail
Sioux Falls has an abundance of outdoor activities and you don’t have to go far to access them.
The bike path stretches for 29 miles, winding through the city’s parks, with access points everywhere.
Runners, bikers, skaters and strollers alike benefit from being able to move outdoors, enjoying the seasons as they top up their vitamin D.
Meat eaters delight in the local fare, chislic. What is it? Cubes of salted meat, such as beef, venison or goat, that’s either deep fried or grilled, and served on skewers.
If that’s not your thing, there’s more. A lot more. In fact, Sioux Falls has been slowly making a mark on the culinary industry. Stop by Bee Loved Kitchen, which specializes in fresh plant based vegan fare.
Book a food tour to get the inside scoop or head out and explore on your own. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
5. Connect with the Locals
If you love places where people bump into you and don’t apologize, where they never wave or acknowledge you on the street, and where they don’t like the idea of transplants, you’ll hate Sioux Falls.
The people here are friendly. So friendly in fact, that there’s a website full of information for residents and visitors alike, which includes a detailed piece highlighting different ways to meet people here in Sioux Falls.
Let’s face it. When relocating – even temporarily – it can be lonely and awkward always having to go places solo.
Connect with some locals, and not only discover the best places to do the things you love, you’ll also benefit from all the positive aspects that come along with new friendships, and of course, have fun!
So, those are 5 big things you’ll love about moving to Sioux Falls, but of course there’s more. Way more.
We’re not going to give away all the secrets though, we want you to get out there and explore Sioux Falls yourself. Trust us, you’ll have fun.