From its award-winning hospitals to its strong education system, Sioux City is worthy of its recognition as a National Civic League All-America City. Poised atop the Missouri River, Sioux City serves as the axel for the revolving communities in Northwest Iowa, Southeast South Dakota, and Northeast Nebraska. A small city by some standards, Sioux City neighborhoods easily slip into their own pockets of personalities, from the hills of Morningside to the historic-yet-trendy Rose Hill neighborhood.
Sioux City restaurants, entertainment options, and shopping malls give it all the bustle of a big city without the long commutes, gridlock, or high crime rates.
The largest regional entertainment arena, the Tyson Events Center, consistently places household names on stage for live performances and is also home to the city’s two semi-pro sports teams, the Sioux City Bandits football team and the Sioux City Musketeers Hockey team. Baseball fans can watch the Sioux City Explorers take on rivals at Lewis and Clark Park.
And, speaking of parks, green space is prevalent here. At last count, 53 Sioux City parks occupied 1,132 acres of land, giving the city a strong balance of modern industry and natural beauty, as well as work and life. It is this modern industry that draws job seekers to this bustling part of the country, namely in healthcare, manufacturing, and distribution.
As Iowa’s fourth-largest city, Sioux City is also significant in terms of retail, commerce, and service industries. With a population of over 160,000, which includes the surrounding metro communities, this Woodbury county seat is large enough to offer cultural festivals like Saturday in the Park, historical venues like the Lewis and Clark Museum, and access to the rest of the world via its municipal Sioux Gateway airport. It consistently ranks in the top ten for growth potential, and has been lauded as one of the best places in the country for business, careers, and affordable housing.
From its elementary schools to its wide selection of colleges and trade schools, Sioux City education is as diverse as the subjects covered. Public or private, Sioux City schools offer high-caliber education in interactive, community-involved environments.
Whether you like to listen to live music or head out to the area campgrounds, Sioux City provides several ways to wind up or wind down on a weekend.
There is always something happening in Sioux City. Here’s a great place to go when you want to be in the know.
Whether a business is locally owned, locally operated, or both, membership to the Siouxland hamber is one way to bolster community in an effort that is “positively Siouxland.”