Sioux Falls ranked among top 100 places to live

Sioux Falls has been named among the top 100 best places to live by

The city ranked No. 64, outpacing about 2,100 cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000.

The list builds on work by urban theorist Richard Florida, who is known for his writing on the “creative class” and his theory that many workers first choose where to live and then find a job.

Sioux Falls was recognized in part because its “dynamic downtown is highlighted by action along Phillips Avenue and five historic districts, and housing options are abundant and affordable,” the Livability report said.

“Big Sioux River is a focal point within the city and provides several outdoor recreation opportunities. Entertainment options for residents include sporting events, live music, art shows, festivals and more than 650 restaurants.”

Here’s how the city fared in the categories studied.

Sioux Falls, SD Ranking Data

A longer piece about the city included with the report praised Sioux Falls for its mix of “rural charm and big-city culture.”

“That balance between small-town vibe and urban opportunity is one of the biggest reasons the town is South Dakota’s largest – and one of its most exciting,” writer Marc Acton said.

Sioux Falls.Business – January 23, 2018