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Rapid Valley Reviews
Rating 3.42 out of 5 12 reviews
Rapid Valley is a beautiful little community to grow up in that is safe and has a great school system.
A nice little suburb of Rapid City. The schools here are nice, and the neighborhood is generally safe. However, there are more high crime incidents/ threats than a suburb of this size usually has. There is plenty of nice sidewalks and spaces to walk. The biggest downside is the lack of sidewalk/ bike path to downtown Rapid City. It makes the Valley seem isolated.
I like that everyone in the valley is closely connected and safe. Schools are very close and give children the chance to grow individually as well as with others. I would like to see some road potholes being worked on by construction in the valley though.
Rapid Valley is a great place for multiple reasons. The area is quiet, and very family friendly. It is a short commute to Rapid City so nothing is too far away. The area itself is overall very pretty, and most residents are neighborly and willing to help one another out. The school system for elementary and middle school is absolutely wonderful, and I cannot say enough great things about them!
I like that the town is not in the city itself, although, there is quite a bit more drugs and crime so that is a down fall.
There is never a boring day in Rapid City.
This area is extremely safe with only a few crimes that occur, which the police almost always are able to handle effectively.
The transportation safety is really safe, with plenty of paths and crosswalks, and the parking is very accessible. However, most shopping centers are grouped together, so one must drive to them and then can walk from store to store.
The job opportunity in this area if extremely lacking to say the least. Many places only pay minimum wage, which compared to the average price of living here, is just not feasible. Also, it is very hard to advance in careers unless one has a lot of connections, so most people simply do what they can to provide for their families.
There are a lot of new, popular restaurants in this area, such as Famous Dave's and the Longhorn Steakhouse, that offer wonderful food. However, these restaurants tend to be really expensive for a family dinner, especially the drinks!