Crooks, South Dakota is a rapidly growing suburb of Sioux Falls that offers those searching for Crooks real estate a great opportunity to find wonderful modern and affordable homes in an up-and-coming, charming community. Located northwest of Sioux Falls, it is less than 25 minutes from downtown Sioux Falls.
Originally founded as New Hope in the 1870’s, the city was renamed Crooks in 1904. Settled by immigrants from Scandinavia, it remained a sleepy farming town until the growth of Sioux Falls began to extend northward and awakened many communities such as Crooks. With a long history of hardworking people, the charming aspects of a small town such as Crooks began to appeal to buyers looking for Crooks homes for sale as the place to raise their families. Today, the small city still retains its heritage as a close knit community yet offers opening arms to new residents.
Despite its small size, Crooks offers a variety of amenities to those moving into the area purchasing Crooks real estate. Known as “The Promising Little City,” Crooks has many of the things that small towns offer yet it is convenient to the larger city of Sioux Falls. The Crooks Community Center is a focal point many ongoing activities in the city. Buyers of Crooks homes will be happy to know that the Siouxland Libraries System has a branch location in Crooks at 900 N. West Avenue.
The city of Crooks sits near the intersection of two major interstate highways that provide north-south and east-west highway access. The city is accessible from Interstate 29 via County Hwy 130 and access to Interstate 90 is less than seven miles away. This provides easy access to the shopping and restaurants located along Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls. The city is just twenty minutes away from Joe Foss Field which provides airline service to many points in the northwest and west such as Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Denver, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Los Angeles.
Since Crooks is primarily a bedroom community for Sioux Falls, most shopping and dining establishments are found in nearby Sioux Falls. Theaters and other entertainment venues are also located in Sioux Falls and areas closer to the central city. Schools are located in nearby Hartford and Renner.
Activities in the city of Crooks include the annual Crooks Community Days that include a rodeo, trail ride, 5K run and fireworks display. Recreation activities in the city include little league baseball, horseback riding and soccer. Palisades State Park is a popular destination that is less than 25 miles away to the east. The park offers spectacular views of the scenic cliffs overlooking Split Rock Creek that is popular for camping, rock climbing, picnicking, sightseeing and hiking.
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city will find that the Crooks homes for sale provide an affordable alternative to other areas of the metropolitan area. Those seeking Crooks homes will gain a friendly community that is great for raising a family yet is close enough to everything that the Siouxland area has to offer. An agent is ready to be contacted by phone or e-mail to help them find their ideal Crooks home. 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!