Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Housing & Real Estate

Rapid City Welcomes You

With the soothing sound of Rapid Creek, running through the entire city, the breathtaking backdrop of the Black Hills and forested areas threading throughout the city, Rapid City’s combination of convenience and beauty is hard to find anywhere.

Rapid City has historic districts rich in Western heritage. The city also has new, planned communities and apartment complexes that incorporate modern convenience. Residences are tucked into natural settings while remaining close to retail and commercial centers.

Rapid City also offers an abundance of parks -- 32 municipal parks and five dog parks are scattered throughout the city. You are sure to find several outdoor experiences conveniently located in your area. Our neighborhoods are full of Old West charm and modern amenities, so everyone from families to singles will have no problem finding the home that is perfect for them.

Getting in touch with a reliable and knowledgeable real estate agent is the key to finding a new home. Rapid City has a wealth of agents with years of experience in the Black Hills who are prepared to help you find the home that is right for you.

The average sale price for a single family home in the past two years was $180,000 in Rapid City. Most homes listed in the area sell for between $160,000 and $250,000. More than 1,600 homes have been sold in the past two years, making Rapid City one of the most vibrant residential real estate markets in the nation. There are historic Victorian-era homes and a number of newly minted neighborhoods that are conveniently located near shopping and work.

With a population of approximately 70,000, Rapid City is South Dakota’s second-largest city. This gateway city has come a long way from its humble “Hay Camp” days in the 19th Century, but it has not lost its solid small-town values. Rapid City boasts steady annual growth, a low crime rate and a well-balanced economy.