South Dakota

The Missouri River divides South Dakota into two distinct halves, known to residents as simply East River and West River. While Mount Rushmore draws thousands of tourists to South Dakota each year, the state’s natural resources, low cost of living and thriving economy lure new residents. Agriculture, tourism and national defense anchor the economy in South Dakota. Brookings, Sioux Falls and Yankton are among the best places to live in South Dakota. (Source: