Sitting in the southern shadow of Sioux Falls, the town of Tea, South Dakota, markets itself has being able to enjoy the benefits of the big city without all the commute, traffic, congestion and big city issues. The proximity of Tea is north of the bit city, enjoying an easy conduit north and south with Interstate 29 to the east side of town.
Being called home by just under 4,300 residents, Tea is at heart a small town America location. Half the town's population makes up 1,250 households and most are families.
Finding Apartments for Rent in Tea, SD
Because of the size of the town being so small, finding apartments in Tea itself is going to be limited. Most vacancy listings are for Sioux Falls itself rather than the town of Tea, so listings can seem confusing to the newcomer unfamiliar with the differences online.
Tea serves as a growing bedroom community for work and careers based in Sioux Falls to the north. It provides families a quiet, safe place to raise children, but due to the town's size Tea is also limited in its resources for entertainment, especially for young adults.
Weather in Tea, SD
Like much of South Dakota, Tea has a clear and distinct climate season ranging from very warm summers to snow and windy cold in the winter. The summer highs reach the mid 90s, bringing out some serious heat in the deep summer. By December and January, however, the climate has definitely fallen to the lows of the mid-teens and even below 0 degrees Fahrenheit on extreme days.
Cultural Attractions in Tea, SD
The town of Tea and its residents enjoy three main parks for outdoor greenbelt activities. These include the Tea Athletic Complex, Prairie Trails Park, and Howling Ridge Park. The town also has its own special events. For example, there are the Teapot Days in the middle of June, which is a three-day festival of local arts, food, crafts, fun, entertainment and music. The city swimming pool is also available during the summer, and swim lessons for children start around the third week of May, improving water safety for families and kids as early as possible.
The close proximity to Sioux Falls gives residents the ability to enjoy the amenities of the bigger municipality without all the fuss of living in the middle of it. Sioux Falls has a large abundance of parks, bike trails, sports facilities, theaters, a zoo, restaurants, night clubs, and galleries, so there's generally something for everyone a short drive away. Sioux Falls also employs a large number of folks from the greater region and has done remarkably well in the last Recession, so residents in Tea and other adjacent towns regularly benefit from the opportunities.View Apartments in Tea, South Dakota
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