Latest rankings: Sioux Falls is pretty and happy

July 27, 2018

The litany of “best of” lists continues with a couple of nice mentions for Sioux Falls this week.

The city was named the prettiest in South Dakota, according to a piece from Architectural Digest.

“The artsy town is also rich in nature, including Falls Park, with a waterfall that cuts right through a residential area,” it said.

OK, so, maybe no one there actually saw the park, which doesn’t exactly “cut right through” a residential area. But we did learn this week there’s a wait list for people who want to live across the street from Falls Park West at The Cascade!

As downtown Cascade’s wait list grows, lottery party is planned to start leasing

The other “best of” list out this week names South Dakota the second happiest state in the country. This one is by MagnifyMoney and looks at health, economic stability and lifestyle indicators.

It cites a methodology inspired by a recent Oxford Economics study of the components of well-being, in which researchers found sleep is the largest factor contributing to well-being, followed by other health, lifestyle and economic factors.

South Dakota ranked first in the health category and second overall in prosperity after weighing all factors. Boosting the state’s result was its first-place rank in the percentage of people who get at least seven hours of sleep. South Dakota ranked sixth in the state health index. The state landed 20th in lifestyle, which brought it down just below Minnesota to the No. 2 spot overall.

To see the full report, click here.

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Latest rankings: Sioux Falls is pretty and happy

The litany of “best of” lists continues with a couple of nice mentions for Sioux Falls this week.

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