Living in Rapid City
Located in western South Dakota and known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills" and neighbors to Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City offers the best of all worlds to its residents and visitors. With an emphasis on meeting the needs of both the indoor and outdoor enthusiast the city has ample facilities to accommodate a large array of entertaining and recreation.
Arts and Entertainment
Recent public improvements have included a state of the art convention center known as our "Civic Center" which hosts concerts, rodeos, sporting events, expos and more. The adjoining theatre provides comfortable seating and quality acoustics for the fine arts connoisseur. The newly added hockey rink provides additional entertainment and is home ice for the "Rapid City Rush", 2010 CHL Hockey League Champions.
For those eager to explore the history of the Black Hills, Rapid City's Journey Museum is a must-visit. The Performing Arts Center of Rapid City hosts exceptional programs and events. Residents of Rapid City will also find a public ice rink, indoor swimming pools, neighborhood public gymnasiums, and a number of movie theaters.
The outdoor enthusiast can enjoy all kinds of activities within the city parks and recreation facilities. There are fields and courts for baseball, softball, basketball and tennis, and pools for swimming. Or, take it to the links for a round of golf! Our beautifully maintained parks allow for birding, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and Frisbee golf. If wheels are the preferred mode of transportation, there are plenty of places to bicycle, rollerblade or skateboard. The parks system stretches some ten miles along Rapid Creek, and there are many outlying parks located throughout the communities.
The Community We Serve
Rapid City has grown over the last several decades to where the medical and retail businesses now provide services to over 370,000 people. The Rapid City Regional Hospital along with a vast number of medical professionals practices the best in today's medical care. Emergency helicopter and flight service help support the medical needs of Rapid City and surrounding areas.
The community supports two retail malls and a large volume of easily accessible retail businesses. Consumers have access to a variety of goods that is hard to find in one location within 350 miles. There are several specialty shops, department stores and home improvement centers to choose from, and the restaurant and hotel community provides top dining and accommodations to Rapid City residents and visitors.
Rapid City is nestled close to the over 3 million acres of the "National Forest of the Black Hills". With lakes, hiking and biking trails, myriad wildlife, continuous roads and more within a short distance of the city, any outdoor enthusiast can get away from the bustle of the city within minutes. Additionally our residential neighborhoods allow for easy access to the city's retail, medical and business communities. Enjoy, and welcome to your new home in Rapid City!
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