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Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Photo by SD Tourism Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Photo by SD Tourism

Life in the Rushmore Region

Where else, but in the Rushmore Region of South Dakota can you combine the nation's best business climate with unmatched beauty and recreation?

We were recently rated the 10th most livable state in America. We have the 7th lowest cost of living index. And we're the 7th safest state in nation.

While people in more metropolitan areas spend hours of drive time, the region’s average commute is 13.8 minutes. What that means is more time for cultural activities, fishing, hiking, relaxing with family or doing whatever it is that makes you happiest.

Read more about the excellent quality of life in the Rushmore Region of Western South Dakota, including:

  • Location & Climate
  • Cost of Living
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Arts & Culture
  • Recreation & Outdoors
  • Regional Events

Our Partners

  • Southern Hills Economic Development


  • Town of Hermosa


  • New Underwood


  • Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce


  • Black Hills Council of Local Governments


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