Photo courtesy of Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

liv score
605
How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 58
Demographics 58
Economy 67
Education 51
Health 74
Housing 78
Infrastructure 48

#52. Aberdeen, SD

More than three hours away from a major city, Aberdeen may be isolated, but its residents enjoy a bevy of amenities. From outdoor ice skating rinks in the winter to water slides, golf courses, lakes and hiking trails in the summer, Aberdeen provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Aberdeen Community Theatre hosts five main-stage productions each year, while the annual South Dakota Film Festival draws hundreds of film buffs. Aberdeen is home to Northern State University, and the largest employer is Avera Saint Luke’s Hospital.

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