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Condo Living in Aberdeen, SD
Aberdeen, South Dakota, is a midwestern town offering all the opportunities of a growing, progressive city but with the warmth and charm of old-school values.

With all the amenities and recreational activities you could need just a walking distance from home, Aberdeen attracts people from all levels of society.

With its variety of job and entrepreneurial opportunities, Aberdeen's expanding economy welcomes you to try condo living within her borders.

Living in Aberdeen is less expensive than in most cities in the U.S. From goods to services, you will find it 12.1% below the national average.

With the low cost of living, it is so much easier to own your own home here, and with a low unemployment rate and increasing opportunities, everything is in your favor. So owning the perfect condo in the beautiful city of Aberdeen can be your dream come true today!

History

History

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Aberdeen was established on July 6, 1881, with the arrival of the first Milwaukee Railroad train. The city was named for Aberdeen in Scotland by Alexander Mitchell, president of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad, the junction on which it was built. Europeans entered the fur trading region during the 1820s, but before this, the Sioux Indians lived on the land from 1700 to 1979. Many businesses and buildings were erected in Aberdeen but soon encountered problems due to periodic flooding. Initially, the rain did not seem to be a problem, but most buildings were flooded regularly over time, causing damage and turmoil in the town. Poor drainage systems and continuous rainfall caused the situation to be irreparable. This situation led the city to build an artesian ditch to control the damming of water in 1882. Through much trial and error, engineers realized the previous flaws of the artesian well plan and added a gate valve to the well to control the flow of water, giving Aberdeen its first working water supply. The newly developing Aberdeen became known as the "Hub City of the Dakotas." From an aerial view of the city, it looked like the spokes of a wheel where the railroad tracks of four different railroad companies' depots converged in the middle. These four railroad companies are why Aberdeen was able to grow and flourish as it did. The only railroad running through Aberdeen today is the BNSF Railway. In present-day Aberdeen, we see a beautiful, thriving city with a well-established economy based chiefly on agriculture but making deep trenches into the forestry, tourism, and mining industries.

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Things to do in Aberdeen

Things to do in Aberdeen

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Aberdeen, South Dakota, is quite the colorful patchwork of cultural, arty, outdoorsy, sporty, and foodie things. Aberdeen is brimming over with activities to draw you in and never let you go from concerts and museums to storybooks, lands, and parks.

Here is a shortlist of Aberdeen's favorite attractions and spots to visit:

Storybook Land and Land of Oz: Come and enjoy a world of joy and imagination with all the childhood storybook characters of our childhoods. Be utterly charmed on a walk through the yellow brick road in Oz or a ride on a “horse” to Dorothy's Munchkin land.

Dacotah Prairie Museum: This fascinating museum in Aberdeen's downtown district is in an iconic historic Bank building dating to 1889. The exhibits on display highlight Brown County's history and the people who lived here past and present.

Palm Garden Café and Chocolate: With cozy patios and delicious food, this café is a beautiful spot in downtown Aberdeen. Serving a tantalizing variety of food choices culminating in servings of the most delectable chocolates after a hearty meal, you will be negligent if you do not add this stop to your list.

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Location

Aberdeen is a city in northeastern South Dakota, United States of America. It is the county seat of Brown County and the main town in Aberdeen's Micropolitan Statistical Area (which includes the counties of Brown and Edmunds). Aberdeen lies about 125 miles northeast of Pierre in the James River valley, an eleven-mile body of water. The James River enters South Dakota in Brown County, forming the intersection of two reservoirs northeast of Aberdeen. Moccasin Creek runs through the city before meeting the James River.

Aberdeen demographics

Aberdeen demographics

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A 2020 census in Aberdeen shows a population count of 27,660 and a population density of 1,725 people per square mile spanning sixteen miles.
The population has experienced an increase of 6.01% in the last 12 years, although recent data show a slight decline of -0.7% annually.

The median age in Aberdeen is 35.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.1 years for females, making it a young demographic of which 56.7% are homeowners with a median house value of $161,800.

The average household income in Aberdeen is $70,364 per year, with a poverty rate of 12.60% and an unemployment rate of under 3%.

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Aberdeen consists of a white majority, making up 87.05% of the population. The populations of racial minorities, 12,95% in total, include Native America, Asians, African Americans, mixed races, and others.

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Arts in Aberdeen

Arts in Aberdeen

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The city offers an abundance of arts programs, festivals, fairs, and live entertainment for adults, youth, and children alike.

Aberdeen will charm you with the quality of its theatrical productions at Aberdeen's Historic Capitol Theater. Both actors and spectators can participate in or witness the incredible shows held throughout the year.

This city is delightful, from art and crafts in the parks to art galleries in Aberdeen's cultural center, The Granary. Whether summer or wintertime, there is always something to see or experience.

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Schools in Aberdeen

Schools in Aberdeen

Aberdeen, South Dakota, is a family town with solid values where education and your children's futures are the top priority. So when looking to raise that family, find the perfect home to grow in as schools are very much on every parent's mind. And rest easy because Aberdeen has got you covered with some of the best schools in the state. It may be a small city, but Aberdeen still houses 57 schools, of which 11 are public district schools and 46 are private. Of these, there are top-rated schools in the elementary through to high school divisions. Aberdeen is also home to two higher learning institutions. Here is a shortlist of the top-rated public schools according to a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity: Elementary School: C.C Lee Elementary School, Mike Miller Elementary, Tiffany Elementary, May Overby Elementary, and Simmons Elementary. Middle Schools: Holgate Middle School, and Simmons Middle School. High Schools: Central High School. Universities/Colleges: Northern State University and Presentation College.

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Why Aberdeen?

Why Aberdeen?

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Aberdeen's strong community spirit, safe, livable communities, vibrant city life, and varied history make it special. The friendly people who are genuinely supportive and willing to do anything to help are proud to call it home and often say, "there is no place like Aberdeen!" so don't delay; buy your own Aberdeen, SD condo now.

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