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Holiday Home Decorating

The holidays are here, and getting creative with decorations is one way to let off some steam as 2020 ends. Whether you prefer a classic or modern look, there are tons of ways to show your holiday cheer. When our real estate agents show Sioux Falls homes for sale during this special time of year, homebuyers can't get enough of eye-catching decorations. These tips for taking your holiday home decorating up a notch will help you create an inviting ambiance everyone will enjoy throughout the season.

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Coffee Shops Sioux Falls

Whether you're on the go exploring local neighborhoods or you're planning an early-morning get-together with a friend, it's always a great idea to know where you can get your next caffeine fix. 

National Espresso Day is coming up on November 23rd, so now is a great time to try a few of the area's best coffee shops. Lucky for you, our real estate agents have already visited almost all of the local coffee hot spots. Here's a round-up of their favorites. 

  1. Josiah's Coffee: 104 West 12th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    Located on the historic Eastbank in downtown Sioux Falls, Josiah's Coffee offers a full espresso and coffee menu and an excellent selection of baked goods. You'll want to make sure you save room for their "locally famous" cheesecakes or other scratch-baked treats. Best of all, you can bring your furry friend! 
  1. Coffea Roasterie: 2318 South Louise Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    Next time you're out and about looking at Sioux Falls homes for sale, stop by and visit one of Coffea Roasterie's four area locations. Whether you're on the east side or west side of the city or you're downtown, there's one not far from you. They have a full menu of espresso drinks, coffee, lattes, cider, hot chocolate, and various teas. Make sure you save room for a biscotti, cinnamon roll, muffin, or a slice of French almond cake -- you won't regret it! 
  1. Lava's Coffee & Cafe: 305 West Willow St., Harrisburg, SD 57032
    A "small-town coffee shop" with plenty of warm and delicious treats, Lava's Coffee & Cafe is one of our favorite places to stop when we're in the Harrisburg area. Not only do they make a great cup of espresso, but we also love their smoothies, cheesecakes, and cake pops! After you're fully caffeinated, we recommend taking a drive around so you can get a look at some of the great nearby Harrisburg homes for sale
  1. Laura's Lattes: 1006 West 5th St., Canton, SD 57103
    Want your espresso with an extra side of good feelings? Laura's Lattes will give you just what you're looking for. This unique coffee shop is owned by Laura Lee Lems, who has Down's Syndrome. She and her family, staff, and management team work hard to create a welcoming environment you'll want to visit again and again. If you're in the area checking out Canton homes for sale, stop by and grab an espresso drink, a tasty breakfast sandwich, and something sweet from the bakery! 
  1. The Source: 421 North Phillips Ave., Suite 101, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    Located in downtown Sioux Falls, The Source is a small-batch coffee roaster that also serves fine wine and craft beer made by artisan brewers. If you need some calm in your life, you'll love the atmosphere here. You also can't beat the flavor profile you'll get with their fresh-roasted espresso or coffee drinks. 

If the great coffee shops aren't enough to convince you that Sioux Falls is the right place for you, the beautiful homes and a variety of dining and entertainment options will seal the deal. Our real estate agents are here to help you explore the area's best neighborhoods and find your dream home! Contact us today to get started! 


Apps to Stay Connected

Missing family and friends? There's an app for that. Technology lets us stay connected with others around Sioux Falls homes for sale and elsewhere while safely practicing social distancing. Check out these top apps that keep you up close and personal with your loved ones.

  1. FaceTime 
    Apple devotees have long been enthusiastic users of FaceTime, which allows you to make audio and video calls from iPhones, iPad, and Macs. FaceTime accommodates up to 32 participants for those virtual family reunions, and it's easy to use for even tech newbies. Please note that FaceTime is available only for Apple devices. The app comes preloaded or you can download it off from the App Store.

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Game Night in Sioux Falls

When face-to-face contact isn't available, that doesn't mean you have to stop playing games with your friends. There are many fun options available that you can play remotely.

Our real estate agents suggest the following games to get a virtual game night going in Sioux Falls:

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Sioux Falls Basketball

Does the excitement of the college basketball tournament give you the itch to get out on the court and channel your inner LeBron James? Perfect your three-point shot at one of these top basketball organizations and facilities around Sioux Falls homes for sale.

  1. South Dakota Network Basketball - 805 N. Harlem Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    Basketball, like many team sports, offers a way to have fun while learning commitment, work ethic, sportsmanship and other valuable qualities. With more than 55 years of combined coaching experience, the founders of South Dakota Network Basketball bring a unique perspective to the mission of helping to develop young players in third grade through high school. Several alumni of SDNB have gone on to become successful college players. Packages are available for individual, semi-private and group coaching sessions, while tournaments are held in February and November.

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Dog Parks Rapid City

Pets are beloved members of our families, so why shouldn't they have their own Valentine's Day? Thursday, February 20, has been officially designated as National Love Your Pet Day, so celebrate by taking your precious pooch out for a fun day at one of these great dog parks recommended by our REALTORS®.

  • Braeburn Park - 3350 Idlehurst Lane, Rapid City 17022
    Does your dog have so much energy that he ends up walking you instead of the other way around? Take him to Braeburn Park, a spacious off-leash site where your dog can run to his heart's content or swim in the beautiful creek.  There is a smaller enclosed area for dogs who may prefer less activity as well as supplies of bags and scoopers. Picnic tables are available if you want to pack a lunch and make a day of it. Park hours are 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

  • Knollwood Metering Dam Off-Leash Area - N. Racine St. and W. LaCrosse St., Rapid City 57702
    Both dogs and their humans will find plenty to love about Knollwood Metering Dam Off-Leash Area. In addition to lots of space for dogs to roam about, the park has tennis and softball courts, kids' playgrounds, and picnic shelters. Be sure to leash your dog whenever he's outside of the off-leash area. The park is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

  • Memorial Park Promenade - 600-684 Omaha St., Rapid City 57701
    Memorial Park Promenade was designed to encourage walking between the downtown area and Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, but the pet-friendly park is also a beautiful spot to enjoy some leisure time. The park, built in remembrance of victims of the 1972 flood, includes moving tributes such as a pond and fountain, Berlin Wall and Veterans Memorials and Legacy Statue. Stroll the Promenade from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

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Deadwood Memorials

Halloween is around the corner, and if you're in the area to shop Sioux Falls homes for sale, taking a trip to Mount Moriah Cemetery will be a great pitstop. Located on Mount Moriah, overlooking the city of Deadwood, this historic cemetery is home to several famous memorials. It is the final resting place for notable people from Wild West legends and pillars of Deadwood society. Here's a rundown of some of the most famous graves you'll find:

  • Granville Gaylord Bennett, 1833-1910 – Granville Gaylord Bennett served as a US Congressman from 1879 until 1881. Before being elected to Congress, he was an associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Dakota. Before moving to the Dakota Territory, he served in the Union army during the Civil War, was a member of the Iowa State House of Representatives and served in the Iowa State Senate.

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Downtown Sioux Falls Things to Do - Hegg Realtors

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the many cultural and entertainment attractions in the vibrant downtown area near Sioux Falls homes for sale. Put these five great activities at the top of your summer bucket list.

  1. SculptureWalk - Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls 57104
    Since 2004, SculptureWalk has been bringing the finest works of public art sculpture to downtown Sioux Falls. In addition to being the largest and most recognized annual sculpture exhibit in the United States, SculptureWalk is a peer-judged competition for cash awards. Sculptures are stationed throughout the downtown area, but start your tour at the SculptureWalk Visitor Center on the second floor of the Washington Pavilion. Materials including brochures, videos and a large-scale map of the sculpture route help you make the most of the experience.
  2. Old Courthouse Museum - 200 W. 6th St., Sioux Falls 57104
    Step back in time for a glimpse at turn-of-the-20th-century Sioux Falls with a visit to the Old Courthouse Museum. Local architect Wallace L. Dow designed the "largest courthouse between Chicago and Denver," which was completed in 1893. The courthouse was built with native Sioux Quartzite with stunning interior features such as slate stairs, granite pillars, and a series of 16 murals depicting life in South Dakota during the early 1900s. Hours at Old Courthouse Museum are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays (with extended hours until 9 p.m. Thursday), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free for all ages.

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Visiting Falls Park in Sioux Falls, SD - Hegg REALTORS

Perhaps you've been looking at Sioux Falls homes for sale, and you're considering moving to this part of South Dakota. You're certainly not alone. Between the years 2000 and 2015, the city's population grew by 20%. It's the most populous city in the state, and Falls Park is one of the reasons for that. 

Things to Do and See at Falls Park in Sioux Falls, SD

There is just so much to see and do in Falls Park, so if you're considering a move, here's everything you can see and do in this popular area: 

  • The Visitor Information Center - The Visitor Information Center provides everything you'll need to know about visiting Falls Park. It's a good idea to stop here and pick up maps, brochures, and other information as you plan your visit. Also, make your way up to the observation tower. It's five stories high and offers fantastic, panoramic views of Falls Park and Sioux Falls too.

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