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-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Nearby mountains


-Harsh climate
-Tourist impact

What Bert Has To Say About Rapid City Metro Area

Rapid City is a gateway to the Black Hills of southwest South Dakota. Originally a center for the mining and timber industries, the today the city is more reliant on light industry, tourism and the large Ellsworth Air Force Base nearby. That base narrowly escaped closure recently, but the prospect of future closure hangs over the area’s employment picture. The downtown core is a Western classic, with a broad main street featuring a mix of traditional small town commercial establishments and others oriented towards tourists.


Small city - Western South Dakota at the edge of the Black Hills See Local Real Estate
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City: Rapid City
Zip Codes: 57701, 57702, ... 2 total
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 3505 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Rapid City

    The unemployment rate in Rapid City is 3.00 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rapid City jobs have Increased by 0.52 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Rapid City's cost of living is 1.10% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Rapid City's Cost of Living
    Rapid City's population is 73,569 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 34.93 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Rapid City is $181,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 19.86%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Rapid City public schools spend $9,790 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Rapid City. Learn more...

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Nice place to visit, but...

I lived in Rapid for a little over a year, but my extended family was from Sturgis. If it weren't for the rally, I'd rather live in Sturgis. Spearfish is also a great... (Read More)



Its a city - has good points but no thank you

Well, I like smaller places and that's just becoming clear to me that I do better in smaller places. So its a city. There are pluses - its beautiful. Really is... (Read More)



You will love it...or you will hate it.

West River is by far the beautiful side of the state. I am very blessed to have grown up here; the Black Hills are magical if you are an out door sort of person. Aside... (Read More)



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