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Retirement Living In Mitchell - South Dakota

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Area Description

Welcome to possible. Mitchell is a thriving and surprising community that outperforms, outthinks and outproduces other communities of similar size.

Uniquely positioned, Mitchell offers the best of small-town living with bigger-city possibilities and invites new residents to experience the Mitchell difference – the difference that is in the schools, the vibrant family-centered amenities, the jobs available, the quality of life and the affordable living.

Mitchell welcomes visitors and residents to enjoy some of the best extracurricular activities in the region. Whether you are a fishing or hunting enthusiast or love watching a performance at the community theatre, Mitchell has entertainment year-round.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Mitchell is located at the intersection of Interstate 90 and State Highway 37 in south eastern South Dakota.

When it comes to staying busy, Mitchell, South Dakota is the place for you all year long! This bustling community offers a wide variety of hunting, fishing and sports opportunities in addition to shopping, dining and an abundance of events and activities for people of all ages and interests.

Mitchell is centrally located within five hours of Minneapolis, MN, Omaha, NE, the Black Hills of South Dakota and only one hour from the Missouri River, which offers a variety of outdoor activities.

Cultural Activities

While in Mitchell, experience the rich historical and cultural attractions including the World’s Only Corn Palace, Cabela’s Wildlife Exhibits, Carnegie Resource Center, Dakota Discovery Museum, McGovern Legacy Museum, and the Prehistoric Indian Village.


Public transportation

Nowhere is too far in Mitchell! However, if you do need a ride there are plenty of local cabs and transit available.
The Sioux Falls Regional airport is only 74 miles to our east and they carry all major airlines.

Medical Facilities

For a current list of all medical services including Primary & Specialty physicians, dentists & orthodontics, chiropractors, etc., click on the following link: http://business.mitchellchamber.com/list/QL/health-care-11

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Mitchell, South Dakota?

For those of you that retire in Mitchell, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 20's and highs in the low 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 10's. You may have some days below 0°. Expect a few days of rain. Assume a few days of snow with a lot of days with snow remaining on the ground.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Mitchell such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Expect some days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Mitchell, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  9  18  28
 Feb  13  23  33
 Mar  23  34  45
 Apr  35  48  60
 May  48  60  71
 Jun  58  69  81
 Jul  63  75  87
 Aug  61  73  84
 Sep  50  63  76
 Oct  37  49  62
 Nov  24  34  44
 Dec  11  21  30

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  30  9
 Feb  0  27  5
 Mar  0  25  1
 Apr  0  10  0
 May  1  1  0
 Jun  4  0  0
 Jul  9  0  0
 Aug  6  0  0
 Sep  3  0  0
 Oct  0  9  0
 Nov  0  24  1
 Dec  0  31  6

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  1 "  4  12 %
 Feb  1 "  4  16 %
 Mar  2 "  6  25 %
 Apr  3 "  9  33 %
 May  3 "  10  45 %
 Jun  4 "  10  56 %
 Jul  3 "  8  62 %
 Aug  3 "  7  61 %
 Sep  3 "  7  51 %
 Oct  2 "  6  37 %
 Nov  1 "  5  26 %
 Dec  1 "  4  15 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  6 "  18  4
 Feb  6 "  13  3
 Mar  6 "  7  3
 Apr  4 "  1  1
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  1 "  1  0
 Nov  5 "  5  2
 Dec  7 "  15  4

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Cost of Living for Mitchell, SD

Mitchell, South Dakota cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Mitchell has a vast array of newly built apartments and townhomes as well as single and multi family homes that are available.

Senior Assistance in Mitchell, SD

Mitchell, South Dakota offers the following assistance for seniors:

The James Valley Community Center offers a variety of activities for all ages of seniors.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Mitchell Offer For Retirees?

Opportunitites abound for you to volunteer. The Avera Health Care System is always in need of volunteers, as are several other entities in the Mitchell area.

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