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Brookings ranked best place to live in state


BROOKINGS, SD (KELO-AM) The real estate blog Movoto recently ranked Brookings as the best place to live in South Dakota among communities with 3,000 or more residents.

Movoto created a list of the most populated places in the state that had at least 3,000 residents and then collected numbers in specific criteria for each of them from the U.S. Census and American Community Survey. The criteria were:

  • Total amenities
  • Quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, and student-to-teacher ratio)
  • Total crimes
  • Tax rates (sales tax and income tax)
  • Unemployment
  • Commute time
  • Weather (temperature and air quality)

After gathering the information, Movoto ranked and compiled the results.

Brookings ranked first in fewest crimes, second in taxes and fourth in commute time and weather. To view all of the rankings, visit Movoto.

Livability.com ranked Brookings fifth in its in Top 10 Best Small Towns 2013 list.