Why consider Brandon SD for homes? Brandon received the Governor's 'Community of the Year' award in both 2005 and 2009. Brandon is a thriving community of about eight thousand conveniently situated just south of Interstate 90. Brandon is in Minnehaha County. 'Minnehaha' is a Sioux term for waterfalls. Sioux Falls is the major city in the region, six miles to the west. I-90 intersects I-29 in Sioux Falls, allowing Brandon residents easy access to cities and towns across the region.
Camping and canoeing are popular at the Big Sioux Recreation Area, along the banks of the Big Sioux River and just two miles southwest of Brandon. Enjoy the outdoors at the Great Plains Zoo, Palisades State Park and Pipestone National Monument. Learn more about Brandon's beginnings that date back to the 1870s when visiting the Brandon Area Museum. Brandon SD homes offer access to all this and more. The Wilde Prairie Winery features a tasting room and production area in a 1920s era barn. The winery is an historic source for wine, honey and grapes. 'Evenings in the Vineyard' are scheduled in the summer. Enjoy wines like Rhuberry, Pear and Raspberry. Golf is no further away than Brandon Public Golf Course, a par 71 eighteen hole layout. Trees are plentiful along the fairways of this mature, thirty year old course. Water also comes into play as well.
The first weekend in August is when the annual 'Brandon Hometown Days' occurs. This community festival featuring music and more is now in it's fifth year.
Just west of the golf course is Brandon Valley HS, home of the 'Lynx'. The K-12 Brandon Valley School District educates 2300 students. About 600 students attend Brandon Elementary, one of four elementary schools in the District. Families always want to know about school rankings when considering relocating. School standards are high. For example, both in 2010 and 2011, 90% of Brandon Elementary third graders taking the STEP test in math met the standards set by the SD Department of Education. South Dakota State, Southwest State and the University of South Dakota are the local centers of higher education. The airport is Joe Foss Field, also nearby. The Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center hosts a great variety of events. It hosts many performances by Brandon students, from plays to symphonic concerts. In October 2011, it hosted the Miss South Dakota USA Pageant.
Brandon SD real estate offerings include many newer homes, given the 38% increase in population since 2000. Brandon SD homes for sale have a median price of about $183,000. The overall real estate market is more stable than in many locales and current inventory is good. Brandon SD homes for sale average 2100 square feet in size. Area residents enjoy a great quality of life, with a low crime rate and an average commute to work of less than twenty minutes. For featured Brandon SD homes for sale, and to get the latest on Brandon SD real estate, call us for expert assistance. Find nice homes for sale in the featured listings and in the MLS listings. If you are looking for a home or real estate in Sioux Falls, Tea, Crooks, Brandon, Harrisburg, or Hartsford, then give Cindy Oyen a call. She will help you find and locate the best area and home for you!