If you're a renter, you've probably seen your rent go up substantially over the last year. In fact, according to Wallet Hub, 2022 saw a 6.2% increase over the year before. But rents weren't alone in that category, as mortgages also saw substantial gains over the previous year.

Whatever reasons people have for choosing to rent over choosing to buy, there are certain factors that make some cities more renter-friendly than others.

Believe it or not, in Wallet Hub's latest study - - Sioux Falls came out near the top of their Best & Worst Places to Rent In America.

What makes a city a good place for rentals?

Wallet Hub used 2 basic categories which looked at - A)Rental Market & Affordability and B) Quality of Life.

Under the first category, they examined things like apartment listings, rental vacancy rates, cost of living, renter's insurance costs, and security deposits.

With the Quality of Life category, they reviewed job availability, driver-friendliness, recreation, weather, public school systems, safety, and more.

When they were done crunching numbers, these were the results:

Top 5 Best Cities To Rent In

  1. Overland Park, Kansas
  2. Scottsdale, Arizona
  3. Bismarck, North Dakota
  4. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  5. Chandler, Arizona

For more information and to see the complete study, check out Wallet Hub.

The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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