Ellsworth AFB, SD - HousingRapid City is the second largest city in the state, with about 69,000 people, and is the county seat of Pennington County, population around 101,000. The city is divided by a ridge. Ellsworth is outside of the city, closer to the East Side. The area is somewhat hilly, being in two valleys, with floodplains, which are usually parkland. Additional nearby communities include Box Elder, Rapid Valley, Blackhawk, and Ashland Heights. It is about 20-30 minutes from downtown Rapid City to Ellsworth in good weather.
The average price for a house in Rapid City in the last three years was about $188,000. The average apartment rent in the Rapid City area ranges from $600 for a one-bedroom to $1400 per month for a four-bedroom.
EllsworthHousing.com has information useful for airmen PCSing to Rapid City, including a general local profile, climate and weather, local features - there's a dinosaur park here and some Old West history nearby - what's good for hunting and fishing, base history, and lots more. Check out the tabs of the left.