East Sioux Falls
A Community Guide for Buyers & Sellers
Once a distinct community from Sioux Falls, East Sioux Falls was a city located in southeastern Minnehaha County, located about 6 miles east of Sioux Falls along South Dakota Highway 42. Although it is now a part of Sioux Falls proper, it is still considered its own distinct section of the city — and one worth learning more about if you’re a current home buyer or seller.
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The History of East Sioux Falls
During the 1880s, this community saw much activity in the quarrying of jasper (also known as quartzite). This activity turned into a successful business in Sioux Falls, and out of this abundant quarrying activity — and the extension of the Illinois Central Railroad through the area — grew the community of East Sioux Falls. Today, remnants of historic buildings still linger amidst more modern architecture.
Though much of East Sioux Falls is quiet residential and suburban land, there’s still plenty to do in this part of the city! Shopping and dining is scattered throughout town, and the Dawley Farm Village offers a large retail venue offer big-box shops, restaurants, grocery, and a movie theater. For even more entertainment options, Downtown Sioux Falls is located just minutes away in Central Sioux Falls. Here, you can stroll the bustling streets, admire the historic storefronts, explore local shops and boutiques, appreciate local art at the Prairie Star Gallery, sample local brews at Woodgrain Brewing Co., or stop by The Washington Pavilion to discover the Kirby Science Discovery Center or the CineDome Theatre.
Get outside and explore acres of beautiful parkland, relax by scenic waterfront views, or get your exercise on one of the many trails winding throughout the city. Falls Park is one of the main parks in Sioux Falls, and residents of East Sioux Falls enjoy easy access! Here you’ll find miles of biking and walking trails, historic displays, an observation tower, sculptures, even a restaurant and visitors’ center! Also nearby are Pasley Park and Harmodon Park, which offer picnic and playground areas, walking and biking trails, and ball fields. Year-round programs and activities offered through the city make it easy for people of all ages to meet new friends, enjoy fun events, learn new skills, and get active.