Retire in Brookings!                                                                                                                                                                           The Best Place for Your Best Years

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South Dakota is rated one of the Top 10 Retirement States* and Brookings is the best
city in which to retire! When you retire in Brookings, you'll enjoy a safe and clean city, vibrant downtown, outstanding health care, intellectual stimulation, and low taxes.

Arts & Entertainment

Enjoy a Doc Severinsen concert one night and a Division I Jackrabbit basketball game the next!  That's simply the nature of Brookings! Like lectures? We have them!  Like art activities?  Check!  You name it, we have it -- all in Brookings, South Dakota!  


Exceptional healthcare is at your doorstep.  An award-winning hospital and two medical clinics are just minutes away.  Plus, a complete continuum of care - from assisted living to skilled nursing - is offered by two outstanding facilities in Brookings. 


Our spectacular four seasons are not only breathtaking, they're fun!  Golf in the summer, bike in the fall, snowshoe in the winter and fish in the spring.  There's only a dull moment if you want one!
  • No personal income tax
  • No personal property tax
  • No inheritance tax
  • No Social Security tax
  • No retirement income tax
  • Low state sales tax (4%)
  • Low real property tax
  • Tax breaks for seniors
  • Tax-exempt prescription drugs

Brookings offers safety, healthcare, culture and more - all wrapped up in the friendliest community you could find. Oh, and did we mention that we average more days of sunshine than
Brownsville, Texas?

Brookings Economic Development Corporation

414 Main Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006