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Proximity to all local public services is great! The local fire station is centrally located and employs a large number of volunteers who are very knowledgeable in their specified careers. The Police station is also easily accessible from any part of the community and has very quick response times. In addition, local laws are very effective in maintaining order within the community making the crime rate extremely miniscule. I am not very familiar with the local and state representatives for this area and do not wish to comment on that topic at this time.
Underrated. There are nice parts and there are not so nice parts. For folks in the Air Force, the proximity to Ellsworth AFB is great - and it's super close (10 minutes) to downtown Rapid City if you're wanting a night out on the town. Depending on the side of town you live on, you could be in Rapid City Schools or Box Elder Schools. Rapid's have a bit of a budget problem... Also, the town bleeds into Meade County (most of it is in Pennington County). So be sure to take that into consideration - taxes can vary.
It's a small area outside of Rapid City and right next to a Air Force Base, so though there is loud sounds of planes going both day and night, the people are friendly and respectful. The only problem I do have is with the cities water policies, they seem geared to take money from residents.