Sioux Falls is on a very select list of U.S. with an abundance of two things in very high demand right now: jobs and an affordable place to live.

Go Banking Rates ranks South Dakota's largest fourth overall in livability in their ranking of the 10 Cities With Plenty of Jobs and Cheap Housing.

The rankings of the 200 biggest housing markets in the U.S. were based on data from  Zillow, the Metro Statistical Area unemployment rate, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The typical home value in Sioux Falls is $302,956, which is the highest of the top ten cities, while the average rent of $1,178 is the sixth-best.

But the city's real boost comes from its job market.

Sioux Falls' has the top labor force participation rate (74.4%) and is tied for third among the top ten cities with an unemployment rate of 2%.


  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Evansville, Indiana

Sioux Falls: Then and Now

The City of Sioux Falls has changed dramatically over the past several years. Some of the streets, landscapes, and neighborhoods look vastly different than just 10-15 years ago.

Here's a look at Sioux Falls, then-and-now. See if you can recognize some of these old buildings, businesses, and city streets.

The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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