About South Dakota

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One of the most notable things about South Dakota is that its landscapes are both incredibly diverse and beautiful. You’ll see everything from rolling prairies to glittering lakes to snow covered mountaintops. The Western region of South Dakota (the Black Hills, Badlands, and Lakes Region) showcases pine covered peaks, majestic granite spires, and unique rock outcropping. The Black Hills (which translates to ‘Paha Sapa’ – a name given to the area by the Native Americans) are full of scenery and have a rich history.

South Dakota is also home to one of the most famous monuments in the country and all over the world – Mount Rushmore. This monument depicts the likeness of four of the most important former presidents of the United States – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These presidents’ portraits are carved into the granite walls of the Black Hills and have stood there for about 90 years.

While being one of the least populated states in the country, South Dakota is still home to a bevy of famous and notable people from the past and present. Just a short list of these well-known South Dakotans includes Sitting Bull, Wild Bill Hickock, George McGovern, and Tom Brokaw. Not a bad list for a state that’s 46th in the country in terms of population!

If you’d like to learn about our horse farms or horse property for sale in South Dakota, please feel free to contact us or get in touch with one of our real estate agents. We can’t wait to hear from you!

  South Dakota in Numbers:
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img Horse Population : Approximately 75,000
img Total Economic Impact: over $ -- billion
img Population : 775,933
img Land area : 75,885 sq. miles
img Capital : Pierre
img Counties: 66
img Highest Point : Harney Peak:  7,242 feet
img Lowest Point : Big Stone Lake: 962 feet
img 10 largest Cities :
 
  • Sioux Falls: 139,517
  • Rapid City: 62,167
  • Aberdeen: 24,098
  • Watertown: 20,265
  • Brookings: 18,715
  • Mitchell: 14,696
  • Pierre: 14,052
  • Yankton: 13,716
  • Huron: 11,086
  • Vermillion: 9,964
 
$394,900
Outstanding Rural Acreage w/ Many Updates

Cresbard, Faulk County, South Dakota


Premier rural acreage located along paved county highway. Immaculate home, yard, steel sided outbuilding and PVC fencing make this property a rare find. Outstanding mature tree belts surround the property on three sides. Three bedroom 1 1/2 story home with 2 baths, fireplace, updated kitchen situated on 30 acres

Jim Thorpe , Thorpe Realty & Auction Inc.

30.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2851 SQ FT
 
$598,000
TWO Homes on 80 Acres including a 65ft x 130ft Indoor Arena

Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota


TWO homes on 80 acres with amazing views of Harney Peak and the Black Hills, while only 15 miles to downtown Rapid City. The main house, described in the listing, includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, with a beautiful open concept kitchen and breakfast bar. A detached 3 car garage provides you plenty of parking. This property includes a SECOND 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home, which is currently being used as a rental. Other features include a 11,000 sq ft arena barn, 36' x 75' stall barn, 40'x64' hay barn, 5 pens, 9 corrals, 7 separate fenced pastures, and 2 wells. The property currently receives rent from the horse arena and second home, making this a great investment! Listed by Lynne DiSanto with Keller Williams, 605-389-0111.

Lynne DiSanto , The Real Estate Group

80.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1680 SQ FT
 
$1,899,000
Beautiful Black Hills Equestrian Dream Property!

Hill City, Pennington County, South Dakota


Equestrian Dream Property! Start with a top of the line 72x60 building with lovely efficient living quarters and “Bunkhouse” guest/caretakers apartment above. Add 6 - 12X12 horse stalls with ground master flooring, Nelson heated waterers, swing out feeders, individual outside horse runs, 12x12 wash stall hot and cold, tack room, an extra ¾ bath with utility sink, a heated shop, and plenty of room left for all your toys/equipment. Plus a 72X120 indoor riding arena with 16 foot sidewalls, wood up 5 feet on walls, side light panels, commercial lighting, two cupulas with fans, and surround sound! Then put all this on 163 beautiful acres with gorgeous views completely surrounded by Black Hills National Forest. Add Nichols Creek running through and located just over one mile from Deerfield lake, plus adjacent to snowmobile trail #9 (350+ miles), and you have a package beyond compare! This special property is also rich in history with current owners purchasing it directly from the family line that homesteaded it. A truly special place to hang your heart! Some of the extras at this special place are a Vacanza freestanding Hot Tub, an automatic 20KW Eaton back up generator, a security system, extra electric subpanel, oversized septic, power run up to one meadow, and a spring in another meadow. There are 4 pasture areas and all of them have Nichols Creek on them, plus two of them have a Bohlmann divided stock water between that services 75 animals. The horse pastures have high tinsel smooth wire fence with electric. The perimeter is fenced with barbed wire, but where the horse pastures are there are extensions and high tinsel electric to keep them away from the barbed wire. Owners purchased the witches lane from the USFS so now no one can come across the property. They have worked hard to keep up with bug trees, making it very beautiful. There is a nice mix of spruce, pine and aspen and varied topography of meadows and hills. Security system in place so please set an appointment to see. Listing agent to be present at all showings. Qualified buyers only, please. Owners were originally going to build a separate home and have electricity ready for that. Just recently, they were going to add a huge addition to the living quarters and the plans for that are available for a purchaser to see if they are interested.

Faith Lewis , Real Estate Center Custer

163.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1385 SQ FT
 
$1,150,000
INDIAN CANYON RANCH

Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota


Own a rugged piece of wild west history - Indian Canyon Ranch! 1,000 acres with additional 450 acres BLM lease land that has the Cheyenne River running through it and Indian Canyon on it. From the moment you leave the main road and drive 2.5 miles on and off the property to the lovely 4 bedroom 3 bath ranch home, you will see spectacular 360 degree long range views and canyons, and cliffs! You might spot some agates or petrified wood or spy the rippled sandstone from long ago water wear. There is a new well, and a 52x72 metal building-part concert floor and part sand with 4 stalls. Spend a lifetime exploring by horseback or ATV's. Just 8 miles from the neat town of Edgemont. Rare SD offering! Part of the land and most of the BLM was part of the Indian Canyon fire 2016, The grasses have come back nicely. The new fencing is in along the mile of road frontage. The current owner has right to irrigate out of the Cheyenne River. The owner just drilled a new well. Please be respectful of the owners privacy and set an appointment to view. Do not just drive in. Thank you!

Faith Lewis , Real Estate Center Custer

1,000.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2944 SQ FT

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