April 11, 2022

Country Up at the Central States Fair!

 

Welcome to the central states fair.

This is Tristan Emond with mindful living realty, a realtor right here in the rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome back to my YouTube channel where I talk, everything while moving to rapid city the wonderful things and things to do rapid city and the black kills. And yes, let's talk about the elephant in the room. I did cut myself shaving and it's still there.

I should probably do an advertisement for that sharp razor I wasn't paying attention to. Kids, be careful with your razors. The Central States Fair is a regional fair that showcases the true country of our area that highlights the agriculture of our region with animals, shows country pop stars, and four nights of PRCA rodeo.

The Central States fairgrounds are located on the Southeast part of rapid city with lacrosse streets of the west center street to the north Campbell street to the east and San Francisco street to the south. Parking for the fair is on various fields and lots around fair grounds. So make sure you get there early. If you have a scheduled event,

the slushie station, slushie station.

so close.

Go here too early for bingo. Wasn't Thinking.

Misty. August is a busy month for us here in the black. The first full weekend in August starts the sturgis motorcylce rally, which runs the entire next week. Then after a few days of rest, the chaps go off, the Cowboy hats come on and the central states fair comes to town. There's tractors, South Dakota royalty.

mutton bustin' and a whole lot of animals

You got a cup, must be some food in there. Kangaroos are asleep. They've done their boxing. I've done my job for today. Thank you very much.

Rabbit's here. Check out security. It's going to break everybody out.

Along with that, are arts and crafts, I can do that.

displays diorama's.

And SDSU pie and ice cream. And of course what's a fair without a carnival.

Fair Food

And Rides

I can do next is dying to be fair

Get your grand stand pass to attend events such as motor cross racing, demolition Derby, country artists, such as Josh Turner, Kip Moore, and big and rich the extreme Brock finals and range days. PRCA.

Thanks better. It's coming along with me. Talk to you next time, and remember love where you live.

April 4, 2022

The Top 5 Leash-Free Parks to Take Your Dog in Rapid City

 

In this episode of Tristan about town, it's going to the dogs. Car rides. You like car rides? Yeah. Car Rides. A walk? Ooh, That worked.

Hey, everybody It's Tristan Emond with mindful living realty, a realtor right here in rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome back to my YouTube channel, talking everything about moving to rapid city and the wonderful things about rapid city and the black Hills today. I'm with my sister Chantelle. And her two dogs; Izzy.

And we're Sasha? Sasha? Today we're checking out a few leash free dog parks and a few of the dog services in around rapid city. The first part we're going to explore as Robinsdale. Robinsdale Is in the Southeast part of Rapid City. It's right next to Robbinsdale park. So you'll find plenty of parking.

This park has plenty of space with a one-mile path going all the way around it.

However, because it is open, you'll find it's windier than you would imagine

there's little shade.

No water

and no fence between the park in Fairmont Boulevard.

The second park we'll explore is Vickie powers park, which is on the north side of rapid city, north of the mall. It's also close to a playground. So you want to make sure you keep your dogs. Until you get to the least free park beyond playground. There's plenty of room for your dogs to run and jump with parking, bathrooms, and no busy road nearby.

But similar Robinsdale park, there's no water, little shade and can be considerably windy.

Now, perhaps you're thinking of yourself interested. What do you have to have your sister's dogs? Why don't you have a dog? Well, I got four kids and I decided a long time ago. We don't need anything more to take care of. The next stop is wilderness park in the Northwest corner of rapid city. Here's there's two parking lots, bathrooms for your convenience,

a little stream running through the property.

but it's also a narrower space with no fence along city Springs road.

And the playground along one side

the most popular part is Braeburn park, just on the other side of canyon lake park in, Southwest rapid city.

Braeburn park is chock full of trees.

The dogs can run and play in rapid Creek.

You also see old foundations and stairs from when the park was the housing development before the 1972 flood

Because this park is the most popular park, you'll definitely have more dogs and more people to deal with

when it's busy, the parking is limited

and there's only a port-a-potty for a bathroom

it's not too far from the bike path. If you want to incorporate that into your adventure.

FInally, we go to an indoor dog park. What could we be better than beer and dogs. Welcome to bar K-9 in the Rushmore mall. When you've let your dogs run and play while you enjoy a cold beer and snack.

The ramps, tunnels and hoops, make it a fun place for dogs and owners alike. But what about other services for your dog? Starting again in the Southeast part of rapid city, you've got the black Hills animal hospital, Paw tenders, pet care center and safe Haven pet resort, daycare boarding, and grooming services on the Northeast side of town.

There's 4 paws grooming and doggy day. And Petco in Rushmore crossing near Rushmore mall on the north central part of town. There's PetSmart and TLC pet hospital close to downtown is pet pantry and wags to whiskers, pet grooming along with little struts, pet salon and shampooch pet, grooming and bakery in the bakery park area is yuppie puppy mountain view animal hospital.

And all creatures veterinary hospital. As you go on the Northwest side of town, down county lake drive minors, animal clinic with boarding and daycare, barks and bubble, and Canyon Lake Veterinary hospital for those in the Southwest area, autumn Hills veterinary clinic is right next to D-Tails Pet Sallon.

Now, of course all these goods and services, I can't actually recommend since I don't have pets. However, I wanted you to showcase to you all the different services around rapid city, all over the place. You'll find plenty of dog friendly in rapid city. Hope you enjoyed our dog video today. Don't forget to watch this video or this playlist.

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March 7, 2022

The Wildlife, Animals, and BUGS of the Black Hills - Are There Bears? ????

 

 

 

It's time to answer the question. Are there  Wookilars in the black Hills?  "There's no such thing as a Wookilar.  You know they said someone down at Auburn cars came face to face with one Ugliest thing he ever saw.  Said they had a face of a pig, big snoot and tusks coming up like that."

I love that Movie.

Hey everybody it's Tristan Emond with mindful living realty a realtor right here in rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome back to my YouTube channel. We'll talk everything about moving to rapid city and the black Hills. So today we're gonna answer some of your questions about the animals, the wildlife, what you can expect in the black Hills.

So let's answer the question. Are there bears in the black Hills? But before we talk about some of the potentially dangerous animals in the black Hills, let's talk about some of the wildlife you may or may not see during your visit to the black Hills. The first one is very common and that is deer.

You'll see Muley, you'll see white tails you'll see little Bambi's you'll see bucks with great antlers. Just be careful driving across the black Hills road. Oh. Especially in that evening hour. Cause they like to cross the road. So make sure you keep an eye out for those deer. During those times, some of the black Hills residents consider these.

And nuisance. So if you happened to buy a property in the black Hills or in the foothills of rapid city, you'll need to make sure, especially if you're a gardener that you put lots of high fences up around your gardens, because if you don't those, do you like to come in and they help themselves? A lot of the deer in rapid city are so used to people.

When you drive by six feet away from them, they'll just look up at you. Wink, kinda, go back to eating. The other end we see quite a bit in the black Hills is wild turkeys. You'll see them going together in their groups. So I'm get pretty big and you'll get a chance to see them and hear them as they're watering through the black Hills, some black hills residents even feed the turkeys and the deer, and they show up to their yard every day.

If you're lucky driving out along highway 44 into the black Hills, you may see some big horn sheep along the road. If you're even lying. Right on Mount Rushmore is a lot of the where these guys are hanging out is the mountain goats. You'll see the white goats hanging out on the cliffs, just hanging out there.

Stand on this little tiny ledge, right near the rocks of Mount Rushmore. If you're in the Southern Hills, you might see the herd of elk that are known to cross through the Southern Hills at times. Again, that's if you're lucky, one of the more popular animals you'll see in custer state park's wildlife loop is the buroughs.

These cute little for animals. They'll come to your window that put your head in your window, looking for things to eat. Great moments for pictures and just enjoying the boroughs, playing in Custer state park. The other animals you'll see in Custer state park and wind cave, national park are the Prairie dogs.

It's amazing to watch them communicate and run in their holes and pop up here, there, and everywhere stand up at attention, Prairie dogs. In the black Hills, you also see a lot of prarie dogs at devil's tower, which is about two and a half hours away from us in Wyoming. And as you're traveling around the black Hills, especially in the prairies surrounding the black Hills, you'll see a lot of pronghorn antelope running and hopping and skipping.

Finally, you'll see a lot of smaller, rodent type animals around the black Hills. And in rapid city, we've seen beavers at Canyon lake park, little marmots and Sylvan lake. Rabbits in our backyard. And of course, chipmunks and squirrels all over the place. Now what about dangerous animals in the black Hills?

I know a lot of you, you asked the question. Okay. If I go for a hike, if I go for a camping trip, do I need to have bear spray? Do you want me to pack up all my food in the container? What do I need to do in that scenario? What am I concerned about as far as hiking and being out into the black Hills? No, if you are camping in the black Hills, we don't usually put away all of our stuff, but make sure of course that you put.

Food in the car or at least wise habit it's tightly covered because if you don't, you will probably attract the raccoons, the possums, the squirrels it's kind of creatures. That'll come a night and take advantage of the food that you had for everybody else, because Hey, they're hungry. So let's talk about one of the most dangerous animals in the black Hills that is believe it or not

the Buffalo. Now I know when you're driving down wildlife loop, you see them, they're just hanging out in the field. They're crossing the road. They're pretty much seeming to ignore you, but they move fast and they are big. Last year, we had lady get off the back of the bike to approach the Buffalo, to try to get that closer picture that buffalo charged her.

Ended up catching her in her pants, swung her around for awhile and dropped her unconscious as he took off. So make sure you stay in your vehicles. You'll see signs all over the place. And a us local people really give tourists a bad time when they get away from the vehicle and, uh, looked to approach the Buffalo.

The Buffalo were amazing to watch the great to take pictures of, but just don't approach them because there are still wild and they're in their atmosphere you also see a few Buffalo herds that are being raised by ranchers in the, in the black Hills area, the second animal to be watching out for. And this is probably the most poisonous in our area is the rattlesnake.

This will be the, the only snake that actually is poisonous. If we have garter snakes, we've had bullsnakes those aren't poisonous by any means. They'll definitely scare you when you see them along the way, but rattlesnakes are the ones to be watching out for. And they're mostly going to hang out in really warm dry.

Places along the trail or up on top of rocks in all my exploring of the black Hills, I've actually never come across one, but I have seen posts where people have said, Hey, watch out for rattlesnakes. They'd been in the grass they'd been over here. So be aware of the rattlesnakes because those are the ones.

That are really poisonous in the black Hills to be concerned about the third animal we should discuss is mountain lions. Yes, there are mountain lions in the Hills. You probably aren't going to see them. In fact, probably aren't even going to make themselves known to you unless they're really, really hungry.

Generally speaking, they're hanging out by themselves, away from the crowds and away from the people. So your more popular tourist attractions, you probably won't have, have a chance to see them, but if you're hiking by yourself, in the wilderness, all by yourself, just keep an eye out for him. So now we answer the question.

Are there bears in the black kids? And a couple of years ago, I would've said, Nope, no bears in the black Hills. Unless of course you go through bear country, which we'll talk about that later. But lately there have been sightings of some black bears running around the black Hills. Definitely more than a few, according to the experts, but they're not in a stage right now where they're causing any danger right now.

They're on the, just finding food, the playful type stage right now. So they're nothing to really worry about. But if, yeah, if you happen to see a bear in the middle of the woods somewhere, yeah. Don't approach it. Don't go play with it cub. Be smart people. And finally off the distance, you may hear some coyotes again, I've never seen one.

I've never been approached by one. So they are there, but chances are, they're not going to be bothering you because they're off keeping away from you. Yes. My lawyer wife just told me, you know what? You probably should say something in regarding all the information you just put out there about the dangerous animals and what they do and don't do and what their attack you don't, you know, you should do your own research, but this is about from my experience.

Disclaimer, noted. Right right now, let's talk about their birdies of the black Hills. I love the songbirds. You've seen a lot of them in the, in the black Hills area, especially Robbins. We've had some Redwing blackbirds lately. Bluebirds. I've also seen that the little yellow finches Crow, doves, sparrows, all sorts of different kinds of birds.

Flying through the air. If you're around water, you'll definitely see a good collection of ducks and geese. It's fun to watch the little ducklings of the little geese during the spring, follow their mother around. You'll see a lot of these birds at canyon lake. And even when we were boating on Pactola lake, they liked to hang around the boats.

Cause I know, well, you know, these kids and these families they'll probably throw some food out. So you definitely see a lot of water foul in the lakes. You also see plenty of Raptor type birds flying around Falcons Hawks. And if you're lucky, you'll see bald Eagles. We've seen bald Eagles around Nemo road, on Pactola lake.

If you're in the right spot, you can get a chance to see him at the right moment. We've also seen a crane or two hanging out and Canyon lake Pactola Lake and other waterways in the black Hills. And of course, South Dakota is an agricultural state so you're going to see a lot of livestock in and around the black Hills area, cows horses, sheep, goats, even see some alpacas every once in a while.

Of course, then also you have your love of cats and dogs in our area. You'll see plenty of domesticated animals and farm animals in your touring around black Hills and the areas around this seemed like the perfect thing to talk about the bugs. I mean, not really animals, but know. Let's just talk about the books in the rapid city and black Hills area.

First one I know is on your mind is, Hey, what about them? Damn mosquitoes. So fortunately our mosquitoes aren't as bad as other places. So as I mentioned before, I grew up in Southwest corner of Minnesota. It's very humid over there. The mosquitoes were crazy and my parents were from Malta, Montana, and the mosquitoes up there were legendary.

Now here in rapid city in the black house. We have less humidity. So our mosquito population isn't as bad. The past few evenings, I've been able to sit out on my deck without any bug spray, without any candles blowing. And haven't had too many problems with any mosquitoes. Now they are there, they're around and some years are worse than other, for example, 2019, we had all the water, we had standing water everywhere.

So of course the mosquito population then was a lot worse than it is in this year when it's considerably dryer here. And of course, if you go walking by rapid Creek, you'll definitely find more mosquitoes there than you will possibly in your backyard. So they're different out there, but they're just not as bad as other places talking to you, Eastern South Dakota.

The other thing that we've noticed, especially more this year is wasps. You know, they'll come up and they'll put the nest in the softener. Of your house and there'll be flying around. We haven't had any wants bites. It hasn't been too bad, just really more of an annoyance of all the wasps flying around the property.

What about spiders? And there's not a good reason to live in the cold north. We don't have a lot of big nasty, poisonous spiders. Our worst spider that I'm aware of is called is the black widow. But as long as you're not crawling underneath homes and in crawl spaces all the time, you're probably not going to see a whole lot of spiders running around or be meeting up with them.

A lot of people have the homes, bug bomb for spiders. And when you're walking through the Hills and through some trails, sometimes you'll have to go through some spiders webs. But nothing to the extent of being concerned about huge spiders crawling up your skin and biting you to death. And then of course we have our general bugs that are just kind of annoying Millers crickets, grasshoppers, bookseller, elder bugs in each year seems to be a little different when you had a really bad box Elder bug plague, shall we call it.

In September where it seemed like the buildings were kind of half covered with box elder bugs. This year, we seem to have a lot of Millers wandering around every year is usually a little bit different about what bugs we have kind of flying around or being around. But in general, it's the annoyance thing of course, unless you're a farmer in the black Hills and you know, those grasshoppers are eating up your crops.

And what about fish? Fishing is very popular in the black Hills, on the lake streams and rivers here in the back Hills. You find a lot of trout walleye perch Northern and some crappies if fish and  fishing is your thing. There are a number fish and fry campgrounds plus go up to Spearfish to the DC booth historic fish hatchery.

There you can not only feed the fish from above, but also see them below in their underwater tank. You can also check out the fish hatchery museum fish, hatchery boat, number 39, the real car and the beautiful grounds and the free attraction and the DC booth fish hatchery, and Spearfish. The other place to check out is outdoor campus west in rapid city.

This is an educational facility operated by the South Dakota game fish and parks department. It has numerous displays of Western South Dakota habitats and why life and a 4,600 gallon aquarium where you can go underneath and watch the fish through the glass. Where are the best places to go. If you're wanting to see animals and wildlife in the black Hills?

Well, of course you can start. Bear country. This is a drive-through wildlife park. That includes not only bears, but also a lot of different animals and wildlife. It's the major made feature is the end where you see the babies. We, you see the baby bears playing the baby otters a lot of fun at the end, walk around and see all the baby animals playing in their habitats.

If birds and reptiles are your thing. Definitely check out reptile gardens, even at birds and reptiles. Aren't your thing. Check it out. It's got an amazing display of crocodiles. Reptiles, beautiful birds. There's even the giant old Torrise you can pet and take pictures next to if you're looking for the petting zoo experience old McDonald's farm on highway 16, it takes care of that for you here, you can see and pet the majority of your farm animals with the main feature of being in the goats, running cross the bridge from one spot to.

And finally the wildlife loop, Custer state park, which I mentioned before. It's always better to go in the morning or in that little bit late in the afternoon when the animals are a little more prone to be up and about and walking out there, you'll see the buffaloes in the road. You'll see the buroughs

you'll see deer. You'll see antelope. You'll see, might even see some elk down there. It was one of the best wildlife drives here in the black Hills. Now I know I've just touched the surface of the moon. That are hanging around in the black Hills that are fun to watch, wants to be wary of, wants to take pictures of ones to listen to.

I did find this brochure in online, South Dakota wildlife put out by the South Dakota department of game fish and parks. I'll put that link below so you can check this out. It's a cooler brochure talking about the different animals around South Dakota was even a little tiny picture. So you can kind of identify.

I love the wildlife and animals in the black Hills. I love to see when Ryan walking and walking and camping, and I'm sure that you will too. Thanks for what you're watching. Everybody have an amazing day. And remember love where you live.

 

Feb. 28, 2022

Best Rapid City Parks - Sioux Park

 

 

 

 

A sundail. Welcome to Sioux park, where you can do almost anything with the dinosaur looking over your shoulder.

Hi everybody. I'm Tristan Emond mindful living Realty a realtor right here in rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome to my YouTube channel. I'll talk everything about moving to rapid city and the wonderful things of rapid city and the black Hills, and this was about town adventure. We're showcasing one of my favorite parks; Sioux park.

Sioux park is located on the west side of rapid city, just south canyon link drive and east of Sheridan lake road.

One of the main features of Sioux park is the full-sized track and football fields. Here the local schools play some of their football games, soccer games, track, and field meets. And this past year final marching band performances.

Plus it's a favorite spot for walkers, joggers and runners.

Located in the Mural walls are four Racquetball courts.

Plus there's multiple tennis courts and a number of soccer fields.

Just on the edge of the park is the Jimmy Hilton pool with waterslides lots of fun stuff, places for the kids. With plenty of parking,

there are plenty of basketball courts for your pickup game. With your friends, horse shoes, anyone just gotta bring your own horse shoes.

And playground equipment for kids of all ages.

Even those big kids.

Yeah, right. I can do this. No problem go. Nope.

Nope. Throughout the park, you'll see a bunch of these green slackline poles. This park was created in memory of Nehemiah Larimer a senior at Stevens high school who passed away on March 28th, 2015. Nehemiah was passionate about slacklining highlining and rock climbing, and he loved to introduce others to these sports.

This park honors his legacy to pursue new challenges and adventures and to celebrate a life of love and balance. There are picnic shelters

and beautiful green spaces for your picnic lunches,

climb trees.

Look up at the clouds, moving by.

listen to the breeze in the cottonwoods

and smile at the songs of the birds. If you're lucky, you might even see the albino squirrels.

Yes, of course, a sundail because why not?

I see a burn behind me that was built after the 1972 flood, when the rapid Creek flooded all the way through the town, creating a lot of these parks, a lot of these green spaces. And so this was part of the work that was done to make sure that doesn't happen. And again,

Another interesting feature nearby. Sioux park is the tree Arboretum, which is just over these stairs. Over the hill. We can check out different species of trees and walk on a little park. One of my all time, favorite things about Sue park is the bike path right next to rapid Creek. The lake path follows rapidCreek, about 10 miles all the way across the city.

From west side to east side, this concrete paths is perfect to run Jog. Bike unicycle or whatever suits your fancy. There are even some bike repair stations along the way.

I love the beautiful views and listening of the sound of the water rushing by at rapid Creek.

Hot out here today had to put my feet in the water

Just across the street from Sioux park is a legendary storybook island and American Legion baseball fields, ofta shade. Hey Everybody I hope you  enjoyed our park tour today? If you liked this video, be sure to give me a thumbs up and if we can to watch this video or this video, thanks again for watching everyone have a wonderful day to remember.

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Feb. 21, 2022

Best Rapid City Neighborhoods - Countryside Subdivision

 

 

 

 

Hey everybody welcome back to Tristan about town neighborhood edition. We're back off sheridan lake road today. And one of my favorite and subdivisions countryside.

Hi everybody. I'm Tristan Emond with mindful living Realty or realtor right here in rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome to my YouTube channel where I talk everything about moving to the rapid city. and all the amazing things about rapid city and the black Hills and these neighborhood editions of Tristan about town.

We drive to the neighborhoods and talk about what's nearby. Let's do it. Countryside is a neighborhood just outside of rapid city, along Sheridan lake road. The foundries are Sheridan lake road on the south canyon J drive on the west metal lawn drive on the north and Tanager drive on the east. But first we got to get there.

It's about a five minute drive from the light at catron Boulevard to the subdivision.

Countryside subdivision has a majority of split and multilevel homes that were built in the 1980s and 90s.

Most will have garages with over 2000 square feet. and very few townhomes.

Your elementary school, children will go to Corral drive elementary, which is about seven minutes away. Right next to corral drive elementary is Southwest middle school and high schools. We'll go to Stevens high school, about 15 minutes.

In 2020 only five homes sold in this area. The average sold price was 345,000 with an average days on market 11.

It's 13 minutes because a grocery store in Baken park, 20 minutes to Rushmore mall, you'll be downtown in 15 minutes. South side, Walmart is 12 minutes. Shopping at Rushmore crossing with target to Sam's club and other stores. It's 20 minutes away. The nearest dog park is 11 minutes away. The medical community is about 12 minutes away.

And for the military members ellsworth air force space is about 28 minutes.

Just a minute or two from countryside  subdivision is cornerston pantry gas station, and convenience store, along with subway sandwich shop.

In that area  is also a green house. and landscaping business, storage units. Athletic club and red Rocks golf course, once construction is done, you'll be a few minutes away from Sheridan lake popular trails, such as the flume trail and other black Hills scenery

just in town or a couple of retail plazas. They include restaurants, workout, facilities, and the ever important drive-through wine store. There's also banking carwash, just down catron Boulevard is the super Walmart center. Complete with grocery pickup retail stores, big D gas station and rapid wash carwash baken park will be your nearest grocery stores drugstore with postal center.

urgent care, hardware store

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Feb. 14, 2022

Best Rapid City Neighborhoods - Meadowbrook and Arrowhead

 

 

Hey everybody. I'm Tristan Emond with mindful living Realty, a realtor right here in rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome to my YouTube channel, where I talk everything about moving to the rapid city area and all the wonderful things about rapid city and the black Hills in these tristan about town, neighborhood editions.

We go roll them through the subdivisions. Let's go check it out. Welcome to the area bordering the meadowbrook golf course and Arrowhead country club. The borders of this area begin with west florrman street on the north Sheridan lake road on the east. The corner of stockade drive and Nicholas drive on the south and just around the frontier drive culdesac on the west.

In this area, you'll find a variety of home styles from ranch to splits to three level homes.

you won't find very many town homes in this area, but you will find majority of the homes have garages.

Most of these homes were built between 1960 and 1980 and just square footage around anywhere from 1500 to 2,500.

For your school age children. Your elementary students will go to Meadowbrook right in the same neighborhood, just a few minutes away. Your middle schoolers, go to Southwest middle school, about five minutes away. And your high schoolers would go to Stevens high school, seven minutes away.

In 2020, the average sold price in this area was $264,000 with an average days of market of 31. However, in the entirety of 2020 only 21 homes sold this area.

So how far are you away from your nearby services? Grocery and Baken park is about six minutes away. Rushmore mall, 14 minutes. You'll be downtown in about nine minutes, south side Walmart. You'll be there in about 13 minutes, Rushmore crossing, including target Sam's club and other stores about 15 minutes away.

The nearest dog park is seven minutes away. And the medical community, 13 minutes for our military members. You're about 23 minutes from the front gate.

At baken park shopping center, you'll find your family fare, grocery store Boyd's drug store and pharmacy along with post office and shopping center to include an urgent care and restaurants across the street from baken park. It's Safeway and another shopping center, including hardware store fitness center, and other shops in this area is also Walgreens O'Riley's auto parts and the goods and services of west main street.

Don't forget to get your ice cream cake at Coldstone Creamery. The south side, Walmart complex includes your super Walmart with grocery pickup. And shopping center, including your Verizon store in dollar tree near by walmart is also your carwash and gas station. Just north on park drive is the poular Canyon lake park complete with its open spaces, picnic areas, and beautiful trees, kayak and fish on the lake and walk through the park on the bike path.

Other nearby futures include the Meadowbrook golf course with its beautiful greens next to rapid Creek dairy queen,

amazing pizza and sandwiches at piazanos. And barks and bubbles for your four legged friends. Thanks for watching this video. We hoped you enjoyed it. Please give us that coming to thumbs up. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button and nail the notification bell to see all our rapid city and black whose videos love what you see.

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Feb. 7, 2022

Best Rapid City Neighborhoods - Fieldview Drive Area | Tristan about Town

 

 

 

Welcome back to Tristan about town neighborhood edition, Today we are on the south side, rapid city and the homes surrounding fieldview and parkview lanes.

Hi everybody. I'm Tristan Emond with mindful living Realty, a realtor right here in rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome to my YouTube channel. Where I talk everything about moving to rapid city area and all the amazing things about rapid city and the black Hills and these neighborhood editions of Tristan about town.

We drive through the neighborhoods and talk about what's nearby. Let's do it.

Welcome to the fieldview subdivision in Southeast rapid city.

It's borders on the north are east Minnesota, and catron Boulevard on the south Campbell street on the east and fifth street on the west.

In this subdivision, you'll find mostly ranch or split level homes. Built between 1990s and the two thousands

you'll have anywhere from 1500 to 3000 square feet and most likely a garage

for your school-aged children, your elementary students will go to grand view elementary, about five minutes away. The middle schoolers would go to south middle school, about seven minutes away in high schoolers to central high school, about nine minutes away.

In 2020, the average sold price is $260,000. And the average days of market is only 13 days.

For your goods and services, family fare grocery store is only seven minutes away. Rushmore mall is 16 minutes away. You can be downtown in 10 minutes. South side Walmart is literally minutes away. Rushmore crossing with Sam's club and target is 14 minutes away. The nearest dog park is five minutes away.

The hospital and medical community is six minutes away. And for military members, Ellsworth air force base about 22 minutes to the front gate.

Other places nearby. Is a circleS Plaza, Robbinsdale park with a playground baseball fields and green spaces and newer BMX track. Right next to robbinsdale park is the leash free dog park I was talking about the walking path. There is just about one mile. She's talking St. Patrick street is regional grocery store, family fare.

ACE hardware, great sandwiches and gyuros at Pauleys and donuts. You run into parkview park with it's swimming pool, softball fields, and kids' playgrounds, the shopping area near the south side. Walmart includes carwash. Gas station a retail shopping Plaza,

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Jan. 31, 2022

Rapid City Neighborhoods - Canyon Lake Drive

 

 

Welcome back to Tristan about town today. We're at Southwest side, rapid city, one of those areas and homes just around Canyon Lake drive.

I'm Tristan Emond with mindful living Realty, a realtor right here in rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome to my YouTube channel, where I talk everything about moving to the rapid city area. And all the wonderful things of rapid city and the black Hills and these Tristan about town neighborhood editions, we go rolling through the subdivisions.

Let's go check it out. Welcome to the canyon lake area. This community is south of Canyon lake drive, west of 32nd street, north of Jackson Boulevard and east of Canyon lake drive beating Jackson Boulevard.

In this area, the majority of your homes will be ranch styles built between the 1940s and the 1960s.

For Your children going to rapid city public schools, Canyon Lake elementary as a couple of minutes away. West middle school is two minutes away. And Stevens high school is three minutes away. No schools too far from this area.

You'll find about 50% of them have some sort of garage. And the square footage range is that new for 1000 square feet to 2,500.

You Also find a few townhomes in this area and some apartment buildings.

When you're ready to get out of the house and go shopping baken park is your closest grocery shopping, which is six minutes away. Rushmore mall is 15 minutes away. A Trip downtown, be about 11 minutes. North side. Walmart is 14 minutes away. South side. Walmart is 17 minutes away. Rushmore crossing, including target and Sam's club is 16 minutes away.

The nearest dog park is under five minutes away. The medical community is about 15 minutes away. And for our military members, Ellsworth air force base is about 25 minutes away.

in 2020, the average sales price in this area was $194,777. The average days on market 18, a very popular.

at baken park shopping center. You'll find your family fare, grocery store Lloyd's drug store and pharmacy along with post office inside and shopping center. To include an urgent care and restaurants across the street from baken park. It's safe way. And another shopping center. Including hardware store fitness center and other shops in this area is also Walgreens O'Riley's auto parks and the goods and services of west main street.

Don't forget to get your ice cream cake at Coldstone Creamery. The south side, Walmart complex includes your super Walmart with grocery pickup and shopping center, including your Verizon store and dollar tree near by walmart is also your carwash. And gas station, just a few blocks away is the popular canyon lake park, complete with it.

Open spaces, picnic areas, and beautiful trees, kayak and fish on the lake and walk through the park on the bike path. Also a few minutes away is storybook island a free storybook theme park for kids and Adults like and Jackson park with his picnic tables and Frisbee golf course. Are there any bright futures include the Meadowbrook golf course with his beautiful greens next to rapid Creek dairy queen

amazing pizza and sandwiches at piazanos. And barks and bubbles for your four legged friends. Thanks for watching the video. We hoped you enjoyed it. Please give us that cover to thumbs up. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button and nail the notification bell to see all our rapid city and black hills videos love what you see.

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Jan. 24, 2022

Rapid City Neighborhoods - Parkridge in Southwest Rapid City

 

 Welcome back to tristan and about town neighborhood edition. We're back to the Southwest side, rapid city, those homes and neighborhoods surrounding Meadowbrook drive and parkridge drive.

Hey everybody. I'm Tristan Emond with mindful living Realty realtor right here in rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome to my YouTube channel where I talk everything about moving to the rapid city area. and all the wonderful things about rapid city and the black Hills In these tristan about town neighborhood editions

we go roll them. The subdivisions. Let's go check it out. You find the parkridge area as those homes and neighborhoods south of Western avenue, west of stockade drive north of Nicholas drive to the end of park Ridge Homes in this area were built between 1970s and the 1980s.

The majority of the homes are ranch in three levels homes with a few two-story  homes mixedin .

for your school aged children. Your elementary students will go to Meadowbrook school about five minutes away. Your middle school students who go to Southwest middle school about five minutes away. And your high school students who go to Stevens about seven minutes away

 homes in this area have a square footage of two to 3000 square feet and most have a garage.

In 2020, the average sold price of homes in this area was $320,000. And they were on the market for an average of 23 days.

 How far away are you from services? Grocery is at baken park about eight minutes away. Rushmore mall is about 16 minutes away. You're 12 minutes away from downtown. You're 14 minutes away from south side Walmart, 17 minutes away from target Sam's club and Rushmore crossing, shopping. Six minutes away from the nearest dog park, 15 minutes away from the medical unit

and for our military members, 25 minutes away from Ellsworth air force base.

At baken park shopping center, you'll find your family fare, grocery store Boyd's drug store and pharmacy along with post office and shopping center to include an urgent care and restaurants across the street from Macon park. It's Safeway and another shopping center, including hardware store fitness center, and other shops in this area is also Walgreens  O'Riley's auto parks and the goods and services of west main street.

Don't forget to get your ice cream cake. At Coldstone Creamery, the south side, Walmart complex includes your super Walmart with grocery pickup and shopping center, including your Verizon store and dollar tree nearby. Walmart is also your carwash and gas station, just north on park drive. It's the popular Canyon lake park complete with its open spaces, picnic areas, and beautiful trees, kayak and fish on the lake and walked through the  park on the bike path.

Other nearby features  include the Meadowbrook golf course with its beautiful greens. Next to rapid Creek dairy queen.

Amazing pizza and sandwiches at piazanos and barks and bubbles for your four legged friends. Thanks for watching this video. We hope you enjoyed it. Please give us that covenant thumbs up. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button and nail the notification bell to see all our rapid city and black whose videos love what you see.

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Jan. 17, 2022

The Weather Events of Rapid City - Snow, Wind, Hail and more!

 

 

Snow ice and hail oh my! Snow ice and hail oh my!

Hey everybody, I'm Tristan Emond with mindful living Realty, a realtor right here in rapid city, South Dakota. Welcome back to my YouTube channel. Talk, everything about moving to rapid city and the wonderful things of rapid city and the black Hills in today's video. We're going to talk about the weather events of rapid city weather events.

Number one. The wind. So apparently the wind is a huge issue for a lot of, you have had a lot of comments, a lot of questions about the wind of South Dakota. So it has its own video stick around to the end. I'll show you share with you where that video is. Weather event. Number two, the snow. Of course we're in the Northern part of the United States.

We get snow here in rapid city and South Dakota. State-wise our state ranks, right? I'm on the 15th of the list, which is about 40 inches per snow annually, depending on which website you look at. Number one of this list vermont with 90 inches of snow every year. And of course the caboose, Florida with 0.01 inches per year, you guys were wanting to get some snow down there.

It's a lot of fun to play with. Now, breaking it down by city, rapid city, we get about 50 inches of snow per year. On average, based on these sites that I've been looking at where Sioux falls is around upper forties. Now the difference though, between rapid city and Sioux falls is that over here in rapid city, we have the banana belt weather.

So we'll get the snow. And then two weeks later it would be 50 degrees. That'll melt. Here comes another round of snow. We'll get a little higher 40 degrees again in the middle of January that all melt. So we don't usually see the same snow that's on the ground. At the beginning of the year as we do in the end of the year, whereas some parts of the Eastern state of South Dakota, that that  snow that they have the beginning of the year is on the ground in some fashion the entire year, or it certainly it's a lot colder over there.

So it takes longer to melt. Now there's a big difference when you get into the black Hills, of course, lead South Dakota has 195 inches of steel per year. On average. That's four times what we get in rapid city. He'd be like this beautiful spring-like day in rapid city or Sturgis or Spearfish, you drive up the hill a little bit into the black Hills and it's like a complete winter Wonderland.

The next thing they're talking about in regards to the snow is, as I mentioned before, snow melt, snow melt, and sometimes that melting then freezes at night and we have a deal with ice. Now. Ice can be a lot of fun if you've got a 4-wheel drive pickup truck and you want to spend some doughnuts in some parking lots.

But it certainly makes driving and travel a lot more difficult in our area. Just got to learn how to drive on the roads and take the right precautions at the right time. All right. Sometimes we even have ice storms where rain is coming down and freezing right away and it's collecting ice on everything.

The biggest key issue here of course is trying to get into your car if you have to drive around. And obviously it's not recommended to go driving when you're got an ice storm. But it can also collect on some of the power lines, create so much weight and down the power lines in those areas. Now, I could tell you a few stories about ice and driving from Sioux falls to rapid city, but instead we'll talk to you about the next thing still brings them out and that is blizzards.

Now since we have less humidity, most of the time over here in rapid city, the snow that they get most of the year is lighter. It isn't that wet, heavy snow that you make snowman and snowballs from so many times the accumulation of the snow is as much of the problem is the snow blowing it's blowing across the road, reducing the visibility.

It's bringing drifts along with it. When it blows across the road, creating problems, trying to get from one place to the other. And if you're driving in the snow at night, it looks like star wars space time. But yeah, winter can get long sometimes in March and April when we're ready to just have some spring.

That's when we're getting the two foot of heavy wet snow, those spring snows, they usually melt really quickly afterwards, but sometimes it's just, will you please just stop snowing? Now, it's time for weather event. Number three, the one year, all worried about that would be hail. If there's one weather event that we're known for outside of the snow is hail.

We do have hailstorms, we have them regularly and we have them frequently. So I did all the research to find out, well, how much hail do we have in reference to the rest of the country? So first let's look at the top 10 numbers of hail loss claims in the United States. We're not even in the top 10.

However, let's flip to this one, which is the major hail in 2020. There we are. Number one on the list. And then the top 10 hail claim frequencies were number one, again, followed right behind Nebraska. And 2020 was a weird year for hail. We had like four major events before July 1st even. 2020 was the first time that we submitted a hail claim for our house, where we had some exterior broken windows.

We had some damaged siding. We had the roof and the gutters that all need to be replaced. Even our metal siding on our back garage needed to be replaced as well for some cosmetic damage. That was some crazy hail to it. Totaled out two of our cars. If you look at this side right here, you can see that no matter where you are on the black Hills, we had substantial hail in 2020.

Now, usually even though hail storms can come up relatively fast, usually, you know, they're coming. They usually come after a hot day. In the later afternoon and you can kind of see it off of the distance and you can kind of feel that "Uh-oh, something's coming", that usually gives you time to make the plans get protected.

But Hey, when you've got an afternoon hailstorms that comes through and you're at work and your car's outside, cause that's where you park it. Sometimes there's not a lot that you can do, but generally we see enough warning so that we know something is coming. A lot of times you can get a feel for the whole weather pattern and just get a feel for, Hey, they'll probably have another afternoon thunderstorm.

Cause that's the way things are going. And I want to be protected just in case it happens to turn into a hailstorm. So the answer really is just simply being aware of what's happening around you, what the weather's doing and having good insurance. In our area you want to make sure that you have a deductible low enough to cover the hail damage that was bound to happen.

Having a deductible of four or five, $6,000 is really not a deductible at all. When you're going to replace your roof. Before the end of its expected lifetime, you can probably expect to replace yourself at least once every 10 years due to hail damage. The other thing to do is make sure that you ask questions about your insurance.

Sometimes your insurance doesn't cover cosmetic damage on your metal surfaces. So if you've got a metal garage that gets beat up by hail. And it's just all kinds of cosmetic, some insurance companies won't replace that. So make sure you've asked your questions about what is covered and what is not covered in your hail insurance.

Now, what about your cars? Again, the answer there is have some pretty, the insurance makes sure we have the comprehensive insurance to cover your car in the event of a head claim that if you don't have a garage or a carport or a way to protect your vehicle, the other thing to keep in mind, especially when you're buying a vehicle is the gap.

The difference in payment between what you can buy a car for. And what insurance gives you for the car. You know, it's kind of one of those, it depreciates it because you drive it off the lot. We bought a 2014 Kia forte for the children because they had a lot of cool gadgets and they really liked it. And we were, we're kind of P the people that buy car and driver forever.

Well in 2020, yeah. It got totaled and totaled pretty easily actually, because the value of that car didn't hold over time. The Nissan center that we had. Actually, we got a better deal for that. Got total. But we were able to replace that easy enough, where we kind of lost a few bucks on the Kia when we went to replace that one after the insurance claim came through.

So long story short, know what's going to happen. Be aware of the weather patterns and surroundings and Hey, get some good insurance. Weather event, number four, tornadoes. Now here in the rapid city, black Hills area. We don't see a lot of tornadoes actually touching down. They'll usually go north or they'll come back around the black Hills.

It just kind of skips over the black Hills. Now that being said, we did have a weird landing of in Spearfish canyon last year. I believe of a tornado. And then I remember a long time ago, we lived in north side rabbit city, so a little bit more closer to the Plains. And we were there on, in our basement watching video with some friends and we knew that there was a tornado warning, but we didn't.

Thinking anything about it afterwards, we go outside and there's that feeling of, you know, just after the storm feeling. And there's a few rough shingles everywhere. So that probably got a little close. I don't know if he actually touched down or not. Now when I grew up in Tyler, Minnesota, Tyler, actually our tornado that took out the town at one point.

So I remember being in school, always having the tornado drill and our tornado was a big thing. Well, not so much over here, you got most places. You'll have a basement. If not, you probably have a tub and chances are the tornado is not going to be a very big deal. Now as you go north and east rapid city, that's what Trinity has happened a little more frequently as they pop over the black Hills and pop it to the Plains.

But rapid city, not so much event number five, fire now I realize that fire isn't a direct weather event, but since we live. At the gateway to the black Hills national forest, where 75% of the forest fires that have started have been lightening related, it seemed like it would be a great time to talk about fires in the area.

Now the fire season over here, it goes from about may to October. Once the weather starts getting warm enough. And a lot of it depends upon how dry the year is. So previous years we've had very wet years. This past year, it's been a little dry. We've already had a couple of fires this year because we've had a little bit less snow, a little bit less weather.

So it's been a drier year. So, you know, those signs of the black Hills national forest talks about the fire danger. Yeah, they've been a little bit closer to this way lately now because the black Hills national forest is part wilderness area park tourist playground with campfires and park. Full-time homeowners.

There's certainly plenty of potential for fires within our area. And if you do own a home in the black Hills, things such as fire defensibility, cutting down of trees to make sure you have defensible space and things like this. All affect you and your homeowner's insurance. Now, according to the black Hills national forest website, over the past 30 years, they've been tracking forest fires there.

Actually. What about an average amount of 99 forsest fires a year. Which actually surprised me. I didn't realize that there were that many there's also where I talked about 75% of them were lightening related and majority of them were the south side of the Hills where the more of the wilderness areas are located.

That being said. Just a few months ago, we had the shorter fire, which is just up Nima real we're actually just beyond my office here. There was a fire that started in a residential neighborhood that burned a lot of acres and got even close to rapid city where you could see the fire from Canyon lake park.

Now the firefighters did an amazing job that protected all the homes. I think only one. Home. And a couple of outbuildings were lost that whole procedure. They made sure they evacuations were done on time. Nobody's lives were lost and everything was done really, really well, but it was over previously burned.

Fire Actually got to the same neighborhood in 1988, so it didn't have as many trees to climb up and crown across the roads and get into anywhere new that way. So if you're looking for that home in a black hill, surrounded by trees, or even with a view, fire is certainly reality, but it's something that the national forest looks out for watches out for,

and does a very good job protecting private property in that scenario. Okay. Number six, floods and water, right? The Creek runs all the way through rabbit city, which comes from Pactola reservoir up in the black Hills, hover in 1972, 15 inches of water fell in six hours. And that was up by Nemo, which is this side of the reservoir.

So waters came flowing through down rapid Creek and we'll rapid a Creek, runs into canyon lake, a lot of debris clerked it other way. And at the Canyon laek spillway, all that debris caught. Causing water to just rush over and flood through downtown rapid city and destroying homes along the way, which is why

now you find a lot of green space and park along rapid Creek. This was a unique event, but it was considered a 500 year flood. So they've made a lot of adjustments to make sure that it doesn't happen again. Now, now a number of water levels stations along rapid Creek between pack toll and rapid city to measure the water level.

So we know. What to expect. They've also done a lot of work, even in recent years to make sure that the water has places to go in drainage and ditches along those green spaces and in the parks along rapid Creek, since then, we haven't had a significant flood that caused damage quite like that. However, we do have cyclical years.

Like I mentioned before, sometimes we have dry years. Sometimes we have wet years now on these really, really wet years, like 2019, it seemed like it was raining nonstop from. May to June, we had the saturation of the ground, all the basements, rapid city, they were tested really good in 2019. If there was good drainage, you wouldn't have water in your basement.

If not, you're probably dealing with it. On the plus side of that from realtors perspective, if there was any water damage in the basement, but in 2019, it's by now been adequately disclosed or properly fixed. And we also know that if there was no water damage in 2019, there probably isn't going to be any.

Rapid city also has flood zones. So make sure you know where you're buying your property, particularly along rapid Creek, kind of in rapid valley and even the Southeast side of town. There's some, some areas that are flood zones also on these flood zones, as we'll learn in 2018, there's also potential for, or some flash flooding.

When the ground gets saturated, the rain comes down and you comes to the water, just kind of fills up and floods the road a little bit. Now, maybe you're already saying, dude, why does anybody live there? That's ridiculous. And since I've always lived in the north, I don't know any different. And sometimes I'm like, why do we live here now, once you get, I feel for the weather patterns, you have an understanding of when to go out, when not to go out, when things are going to hit, how to drive on all these roads, it really doesn't become that big of a deal once you really get a feel for it.

And it gets an experience in driving around and understanding, like I mentioned, how those weather patterns work. We ain't got no hurricanes. We ain't got no big bugs.  We ain't got no Gators and in April, like it is right now, it's 60 degrees, not 90. And as I mentioned, the top of the video, here's the video about wind.

Don't forget, check out my overall video about the weather in our area as well. Thanks everyone for watching. Have an amazing day to remember love where you live .