Renter's guide to Sioux Falls, SD
Welcome to the Heart of the Country! Sioux Falls, South Dakota is a welcoming community nestled in the heart of the United States and is conveniently less than a day’s drive from some of the greatest cities in the Midwest and Rockies including Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis. With flowing waterways on the Big Sioux and a charming downtown area with epic events during the summer, Sioux Falls continues to be an affordable and fun place to call home.
Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota both in size and population. At 73 square miles, Sioux Falls is comparable in size to Lincoln, Nebraska. With 172,000 residents, Sioux Falls far exceeds Rapid City—the second most populous city in South Dakota.
Sioux Falls to Sioux City, Iowa, is less than 90 miles and Sioux Falls to Omaha, Nebraska, is about 180 miles.
Established in 1856, Sioux Falls boasts an incredible Native American history dating back centuries. Today, however, the city’s population is predominantly Caucasian. Sioux Falls has a thriving financial and health industry thanks in part to there being no corporate tax in the state.
Forbes ranked Sioux Falls the #1 Best Small Place For Business And Careers in five consecutive years starting with 2005, and in 2009 CNN also ranked Sioux Falls the 45th best place to live and launch a business. In early 2016 financial research site Value Penguin also ranked Sioux Falls one of the ten best cities in the US to raise a family—according to the research, putting the city is in the same ballpark with metros like Austin, Seattle and San Diego.
The weather in Sioux Falls offers warm and humid summers with high temperatures averaging in the low-80s during July and August. Temperatures in the winter in Sioux Falls can get as low as single digits with average highs in the upper-20s during January and February. Massive snowstorms are rare but you can expect about 44 inches of annual snowfall. Snowfall in Sioux Falls is comparable to Boston and Detroit. On average, you can expect 210 days of sunshine in Sioux Falls!
Tips for renting in Sioux Falls, SD
If you’re moving to Sioux Falls from Phoenix, plan on investing in warm clothes to deal with the Sioux Falls weather, but if you’re moving to Sioux Falls from Minneapolis, you probably won’t see much of a change. The Sioux Falls City Attorney’s office has available the Tenant-Landlord Issues, Rights & Responsibilities, so you know your renter’s rights when signing a lease. There’s no law regarding rent control in Sioux Falls, however a landlord must give one month’s notice prior to raising the rent. Rent increases may occur at the end of your current lease, prior to signing for another year. For significant issues like a leaky roof, a tenant may have the right to hold back rent or pay less rent until the repairs have been made.
Sioux Falls, SD is growing and continues to be a great place to settle down. Once you see it for yourself, you’ll understand why the population grew by 22% between 2000 and 2010. Located in the heart of the country, Sioux Falls offers picturesque scenery, a thriving downtown and plenty of opportunities to explore the best of the Midwest.
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