Rated as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees alike, Brookings is among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota. Residents can enjoy amenities ranging from golf courses and hiking trails to water parks and night clubs, while South Dakota State University anchors the city's economy and helps set the cultural tone. Several dining and shopping choices are available along with a highly rated public school system.
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