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It's a warm and inviting town that supports a small college! I enjoy the family atmosphere and how involved everyone is with the community. A great place to raise a family in the Midwest. Vermillion is also close to the city. You have Sioux Falls which will be about a 50 minute drive north; or Sioux City a 35 minute drive south. Lots of local produce and farmers in town. Home to the South Dakota Coyotes! Overall my experience with the Vermillion community has been pleasant and welcoming. It has proved it self to be a great home away from home.
Vermillion is a college town, home to the University of South Dakota, which has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. When school is in session the town is very active but during the summer (when students are gone) things tend to slow down quite a bit. Vermillion is a weird mixture of run-down small town and cute mom and pop small town. Houses are either well maintained or completely run down, very little in between. Main Street is adorable and has a lot of bars with a friendly atmosphere and has some pretty good restraints including Red, Brulé, and Silk Road. Lacking in café and small shops :( Vermillion has a small bike/walking path by the river but doesn't have many parks and those that they do have are mostly just a squeaky swing set and a busy slide. Locals are pretty friendly and welcoming, no rush or anything.
Vermillion is a great place to live. Everything is close, and everybody is friendly in general. For all of the people living here (10,000+ residents as well as college students) I wish there were more amenities. But overall, I love it! The campus is beautiful.