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The Sioux Falls Community

The city of Sioux Falls consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States. Our beautiful community includes a great selection of public and private schooling, diverse social and art experiences, and favorable housing and tax options.

You can learn more about some of the benefits Sioux Falls has to offer below. You can also visit the Web sites listed to view more details about our great community!


Our community offers public and private school options for kindergarten through High School. We are also located within one hour of three state Universities and a variety of higher education opportunities.

K-12th Grade

Sioux Falls Public Schools

Sioux Falls Catholic Schools

Sioux Falls Christian Schools

South Dakota School for the Deaf

Higher Education

South Dakota State University

University of South Dakota

Dakota State University

SD University Center


Whether you plan to own your home or rent, Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities provide many housing options for a variety of income levels.


Downtown Sioux Falls

Downtown Sioux Falls combines history and culture with a hometown atmosphere that is sure to put visitors at ease. The outdoor Sculpture Walk adds an artistic flair to the streets of downtown, and provides exposure for artists and their work.

Art, Music, Science and History

The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science invites and inspires community members to include arts and science in their everyday lives. The venue is also home to the SD Symphony Orchestra, with an impressive season of concerts ranging from classics to pops.

The Sioux Falls Public Library aims to provide community members with resources to enrich the public good.

The Orpheum Theater provides superb acoustics for various local events in the beautifully preserved 700 seat theater.

Experience the history of Sioux Falls at the beautifully restored Old Courthouse Museum, with a compilation of local and regional exhibits.

The Museum of Visual Materials offers a unique hands on experience that allows visitors to learn by engaging their senses.

The Sioux Empire Arts Council offers resources including arts knowledge, events, and area opportunities.

Outdoor and Wildlife Recreation

The Great Plains Zoo features over 850 animals from around the world, as well as an impressive collection of mounted animals in the Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

The Sioux Falls Department of Parks and Recreation provides a current listing of activities for all ages.

Volunteering and Other Resources

The Help!Line Center provides a searchable database of volunteer, childcare and support services within the Sioux Empire.