8 Things to Know About Sioux Falls - A Truck Driver’s Dream Home
Working in Sioux Falls has many benefits. The city is consistently on top 50 lists of growing cities and places to work - while continuing to have a small town, community feel. Sioux Falls is thriving in business, has affordable housing, and you’ll never run out of things to do in this city.
Here’s a sneak peek at what it’s like to work in Sioux Falls:
1. Thriving Downtown.
Sioux Falls has a thriving downtown with many shops, retailers like the Duluth Trading Company, and plenty of restaurants to curb your appetite! At one point in Sioux Falls’ history, downtown was not a place you wanted to be hanging out after dark. In the last 15 years, Downtown Sioux Falls has become ‘the place to be’ for entertainment, food, and local shopping.
Also, Downtown Sioux Falls is just minutes away from the park that gives the city it’s namesake - Falls Park.
2. Yes, there are actually falls in Sioux Falls.
Falls Park is home to the great falls of the Big Sioux River. The park is located just north of Downtown Sioux Falls and is home to some of the first buildings built in Sioux Falls.
Here, you can admire the beauty of the Falls and the city’s Sioux Quartzite (which many of the first buildings in Sioux Falls are made out of this stone), take a view of the city from the park’s lookout tower, or stop for lunch at the Falls Overlook Cafe. This park tells the history of the city and is worth checking out!
3. The place for outdoor enthusiasts.
Sioux Falls has many things to do in the outdoors. If you love spending time outside, you won’t regret living in this city. You can have access to all of the city parks, golf courses, and bike trails.
If you are a hunting enthusiast, you’re in luck! You can drive just minutes outside of Sioux Falls and access some great hunting land. The state of South Dakota is well known across the country for its pheasant hunting season in the Fall. Plus, we’re the only state where it’s allowable to shoot our state bird!
If you like to fish or be on the boat, Wall Lake and Lake Vermillion are not too far by!
4. There’s no lack of sporting events
Sioux Falls is home to professional and collegiate sporting teams. If you like to watch sports, you won’t be bored here! The Skyforce (Basketball), Storm, (Indoor Football), Canaries (Baseball), and Stampede (Hockey), all call Sioux Falls home each year. The city has a sports and entertainment district in the Northwest, so accessing these events is easy to do.
Also, Sioux Falls is home to two NCAA Division II Universities: Augustana University and the University of Sioux Falls. Both schools have plenty of events throughout the school year and each have their own athletic facilities.
The Sioux Falls Sports Authority works each year to bring national competitions to the local scene with the Summit League tournaments.
5. It’s Midwest ‘nice’ here.
It truly is a large city with a small town feel. We all have our roots in the Midwest with our hard work ethic and willingness to help our neighbors. People genuinely care about who you are and there are many free community events you can take part in throughout the year.
6. A haven for concert-goers.
If you enjoy live music and concerts, this is the place for you. The Denny Sanford Premier Event Center, The District, and Badlands Pawn have all opened in the last few years and bring in names like Paul McCartney, Luke Bryan, Elton John, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, and more!
7. Business is growing. Workers are needed.
South Dakota’s economic environment is favorable for businesses to locate here and call Sioux Falls and the state of South Dakota home. With that said, there is constant growth and a constant need for workers.
8. Enjoy an affordable lifestyle.
You can live an affordable lifestyle in Sioux Falls. You can typically purchase more real estate for less cost than other cities in the country. There are also plenty of housing options whether you choose to rent or own such as condos, apartments, lofts, townhouses, or houses.