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Living in Aberdeen, South Dakota:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Aberdeen, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked two people living in Aberdeen what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Aberdeen, South Dakota, is a community of about 26,000 people, fairly small and quiet by the standards of most of the United States. It can be a good place to live depending on a person’s standards, needs, and values. The area is strongly conservative and values independence, traditional family, and the Christian religion, although you will also find that alcohol is considered a necessity for any gathering. There is also widespread private marijuana use, though this hasn’t yet been legalized. The schools are mediocre, but safer than most; a teenager here is more likely to die driving drunk than be shot or otherwise involved in school violence. Jobs are few and low-paying, mostly consisting of retail, manufacturing, and meat-processing. In general, people here are fairly safe, but not happy.

Thalia, says: 2020

Aberdeen, South Dakota, is the third-largest city in the state with almost 29,000 residents. The main attraction in Aberdeen is Wylie Park, which includes multiple recreation areas, Storybook Land, and the Land of Oz. The city also has a vibrant, inclusive downtown scene with many local businesses and cultural attractions. K. O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library was built in 2017 and has won several architectural awards for its modern design.

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