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Homeowners Heading To Lincoln County

February 7, 2014, 6:09 PM by Leland Steva

Homeowners Heading To Lincoln County
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The City of Sioux Falls continues to grow, but the south side of the city might be seeing more growth than other areas.

According to a study done by the Census Bureau, over a five-year span more than 1,100 people moved from Minnehaha County to Lincoln County, which means even with the city growing in every direction, more people are moving south.

Homes continue to pop up on the south side of Sioux Falls.

"We've seen that trend happening the last couple years and people really seem to like the different areas in the south part of town," Relator Tyler Goff said.

Jeff Schmitt works for the city of Sioux Falls. He believes that people are moving south because there is more room for people to find, or build, that dream home.

"Right now we have land available on the south side of town, so if people are on one side of 57th Street and want to buy a house on the other side of 57th Street, it's because the land could be available there," Chief Planning and Zoning Official said.

Realtor Tyler Goff of Hegg Realtors has said he knows multiple families moving from smaller homes in north Sioux Falls to a larger home. Families he speaks with say schools make a major impact on the location of their next home.

"The Harrisburg school district has been a draw for people. That's a school district they want to get into," Goff said.

Goff says that the majority of homes being built in Lincoln County are higher than average, ranging from $300,000 up. He says that while the home prices may be higher, the convenience of the location makes up for it.

"Although you're not in the hustle and bustle as much as you are maybe in central Sioux Falls, but there is a very convenient access to a lot of the different shopping and eating places," Goff said.

Goff says he views 57th Street, which is the cutoff between Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties, as more of the center of the city than the end of the city because of the southern growing boom.

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