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PROPERTY SUMMARY: Featuring large herds of white-tailed and mule deer, abundant migratory and resident waterfowl, multiple flocks of wild turkey and excellent fishing on the Missouri River, the 2,154± acre Eagle Roost Ranch is among the richest, most diverse properties that we have had the privilege to represent. The Karl ...

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Amazing piece of Black Hills History offered by Specialty Properties in this 2280 Acre South Dakota Ranch. Scenic meadows framed by red-rock canyon walls and rugged drainage bordering the perimeters of this majestic offering. The signs of days past remain as the cedar posts marking the trail and the wild roses the foundatio...

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SUMMARY: One of the most historic ranches in South Dakota is on the market. The Lazy VC Kelly Ranch was established in 1894 and has never been offered for sale since it was homesteaded 124 years ago.  The 8557.17 acre ranch contains 7,721.17 deeded acres, a 676 acre BLM lease and a 160 private lease all in a contiguous uni...

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Estate nestled in the Beautiful Black Hills Improved Price with Motivated Sellers ! Listed by Nichole Biegler, Broker Associate of Specialty Properties 605-484-5869. A Timeless Park-like setting with wildlife passing through the beautifully landscaped yard. Only minutes from Rapid City, this Immaculate 5 bdrm, traditional h...

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Worthy of consideration for a magnificent state park, the site consists of some of the most scenic and well located lands within the boundaries of the Black Hills National Forest. Offering almost unlimited recreational opportunities, the site has a spectacular variety of terrain including, rolling meadows, rugged canyons, f...

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Great new price on the Deerland Estate! Deerland is easily the most exquisite and well appointed estate in all of South Dakota. The home, built in 2002, sits on a 40 acre parcel and the Toy Shed on a 1 acre parcel of the estate. This phenomenal estate boasts a retractable roof and sliding wall that opens the home to the out...

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Here is your chance at rare acreage overlooking the Missouri River.  Located less than 4 miles north of Chamberlain, South Dakota sits 5 acres ready to hunt, build, or invest on.  The property sits between The Missouri River and Highway 50.  Enjoy rolling bluffs with Cedar Trees scattered throughout the property creating...

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Here is your chance at rare acreage overlooking the Missouri River.  Located less than 4 miles north of Chamberlain, South Dakota sits 11 acres ready to hunt, build, or invest on.  The property sits between The Missouri River and Highway 50.  Enjoy rolling bluffs with Cedar Trees scattered throughout the property creatin...

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Here is your chance at rare acreage overlooking the Missouri River.  Located less than 4 miles north of Chamberlain, South Dakota sits 28 acres ready to hunt, build, or invest on.  The property sits between The Missouri River and Highway 50.  Enjoy rolling bluffs with Cedar Trees scattered throughout the property creatin...

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Here is your chance at rare acreage overlooking the Missouri River.  Located less than 4 miles north of Chamberlain, South Dakota sits 50 acres ready to hunt, build, or invest on.  The property sits between The Missouri River and Highway 50.  Enjoy rolling bluffs with Cedar Trees scattered throughout the property creatin...

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Very productive 160 acres of grassland in Eastern South Dakota.Owner reported that tenant ran 60 cow/calf pairs during the grazing season and was not overgrazed. Water is supplied by two ponds. Waterfowl will frquent the ponds in the fall. Located approximately 30 miles east of Watertown and 2 miles from the Minnesota borde...

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Chamberlain RV Port is the perfect opportunity for any RV enthusiast to own their own permanent RV port just minutes from Chamberlain, SD.  This property has a custom built RV Port that shields your RV or Camper from the elements.  There is a storm shelter dug into the property.  Next to the RV Port is a 32’x48’ buil...

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Geranium Park Ranch is a prime destination for adventure seekers and those looking for their next great get away in the solitude of the Black Hills.  The site was once home to the historic Shamrock Club, providing entertainment services for local miners in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  Nearly 90% of the propert...

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The Stone House ranch is an extravagant property on 6.57 acres offering endless amenities and true historic charm! It is located less than 10 miles from both Spearfish and Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The early 1900’s stone farmhouse is beautifully appointed and features 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, a chef's d...

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The Stone House ranch is an extravagant property on 43+- acres offering endless amenities and true historic charm! It is located less than 10 miles from both Spearfish and Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The early 1900’s stone farmhouse is beautifully appointed and features 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, a chef's d...

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The Rock Point Ranch in Custer County, South Dakota has 120± deeded acres of pasture and hay land, all just 26 miles from Rapid City, the gateway to the Black Hills. The ranch has impressive views into Custer State Park to the west. The Custer State Park Game Lodge is only 10 miles away by vehicle and the park airport is o...

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The Prairie Hill Ranch in Custer County, South Dakota has 184± deeded acres of pasture and hay land, all just 26 miles from Rapid City, the gateway to the Black Hills. The ranch has impressive views into Custer State Park to the west. The Custer State Park Game Lodge is only 9 miles away by vehicle and the park airport is ...

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The Cobb Ridge Ranch in Custer County, South Dakota has 352± deeded acres and excellent big game hunting with plenty of privacy and room for your horses or other animals. It is just 25 miles from Rapid City, the gateway to the Black Hills. The ranch has outstanding views into Custer State Park to the west. The Custer State...

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The Deer Valley Ranch in Custer County, South Dakota has 122± deeded acres and would make an excellent building site with plenty of privacy and room for your horses or other animals. It is just 25 miles from Rapid City, the gateway to the Black Hills. The ranch has outstanding views into Custer State Park to the west. The ...

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  The Timber Ridge Ranch in Custer County, South Dakota has 385± deeded acres and excellent big game hunting, all just 30 miles from Rapid City, the gateway to the Black Hills. The ranch has unmatched views into Custer State Park to the west. The Custer State Park Game Lodge is only 7 miles away by vehicle and the park ai...

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South Dakota Land for Sale

With an estimated population of 877,790 and a land mass of 77,176 miles, South Dakota has the fifth least dense population in the United States. The bulk of the state's population resides on the eastern side of the state where the soil is ideal for farming. The most densely populated cities in South Dakota are:

  • Sioux Falls
  • Rapid City
  • Aberdeen
  • Brookings
  • Watertown
  • Mitchell

South Dakota is the ideal place to live if you like being outdoors. There's ample opportunity for hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and more. During the warm months, large chunks of the state's residents as well as tourists, flock to Lake Sharpe, Lewis and Clarke Lake, Cheyenne River, Missouri River, Missouri National Recreational River, Big Sioux River, Lake Francis Case, White River, James River, and Lake Oahe to engage in a wide assortment of water activities that range from rafting to fishing to swimming.

The summer months are also a popular time to set aside time to explore Crazy Horse Memorial Park, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, the Mammoth Site and Hot Springs.

South Dakota's Economy

South Dakota's economy relies heavily on:

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing (food processing and electronics)
  • Mining (gold, construction sand, stone, gypsum, gravel, copper, and silver)
  • Tourism
  • Casinos

Anyone who is looking for a job would be well-advised to move to South Dakota. In October 2018, the state’s unemployment rate was 3.0% which is a full 7% below the national unemployment rate.

Buying land in South Dakota is a great choice for anyone with aspirations for becoming a business owner. The state is considered one of the most business-friendly environments in the United States. Experts feel that the reasons businesses thrive in South Dakota is because the state has a dedicated workforce who are both reliable and hardworking. The lack of taxes the state government charges also appeals to business owners, since they can take the money they would have paid in taxes and reinvest it in their business.

South Dakota Land for Sale

With the exception of the acres that have been set aside for National and State parks, the bulk of South Dakota's land is reserved for agriculture purposes. South Dakota is home to more than 31,000 farms or ranches with each operation averaging 1,397 acres in size. The most fertile farms are found on the east side of the state and are used to produce:

  • Soybeans
  • Sunflowers
  • Wheat
  • Flaxseed
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Rye

While crops make up the biggest aspect of South Dakota's agriculture industry, farmers also raise cattle and hogs. Many of the livestock producers own enough land to also grow their own feed.

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