Huron, South Dakota is a great place to call home. With a population of about 13,000 it is just big enough to have everything you need, without wasting your time traveling to and from work and school. If you live and work in Huron, an expected commute would be 5-7 Minutes.
Huron is a great town to raise kids. About every house in town is less than 5 minutes away from a school. Your kids can walk or ride their bike to a friend’s house, even if it is across town. The entire town is accessible by bike with wide sidewalks for side-by-side bikers on almost every main street. They can spend their summers at an amazing, new water park, Splash Central. Splash Central is located in the very middle of town. Season passes for families are surprisingly inexpensive.
Huron has a great sports and activities community. Activities include Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Swim Team, Orchestra, Band, Marching Band, Debate, Oral Interp, Cheer-leading, Wrestling, Dance, Gymnastics, Karate, and many more. In this size of town, getting on the team is not a contest. In addition to hosting school sporting events, Huron also host Ravine Lake Triathlon, Andy’s Road Race, Color Run 5k & 10k.
Huron also has beautiful parks. Huron has a very unique park locally known as “Rocket-slide Park”. Rocket slide park in only a part of a much larger, “Prospect Park”. Prospect Park also includes three separate kids’ playground parks, a mini toddler playground, a skate ramp park, Shelters for large get-togethers, picnic benches, grills, outdoor ice skating rink (in winter only), Large fields and nets for soccer, public restrooms, Fun trees to climb and play hide-and-seek.
There are many other parks scattered throughout town that include tennis courts, Frisbee golf, basketball courts, and mini golf, golf and more.
Huron is only 1 hour away from Mitchell and 2 hours away from Sioux Falls. So when you need something Huron can’t provide you aren’t too far away.
Huron’s South Dakota State Fair is the Envy of the state. Thousands come from around the state to come for the fair rides, great food, animal petting, livestock, horticulture & art exhibits, countless vendors, and quality time with friends. The State Fair Grounds attracts many other large events like Wheel Jam, Antique Power Show, Red Power Show, and more.
Financially, Huron is a great place to live. The unemployment rate is nearly half of the national average, there is no State Income tax, the average Sale Price of a home this last year is $98,717 (which is up from last year). Huron is a great place to grow your roots.