Countryside Neighborhood (sometimes referred to as Countryside North) is desired by many due to the Black Hills feel and abundance of wildlife, yet close proximity to town. This area is perfect for raising a family as it offers a neighborhood park, and free bussing to the public schools through 8th grade. Just a few miles south of town, this neighborhood offers larger lots with the average lot size of around .5-1.0 acres.
Development began in the late 1980s. At the time, this area was considered “out in the country.” In fact, you will still see livestock and small farms surrounding the homes. Up until 2014 Countryside was outside city limits. However, in the Fall of 2014 the homeowners voted overwhelmingly to voluntarily annex into Rapid City. This provided the residents the benefits of an updated water system, and the ability to vote in city elections.
Over the last several years, many residents have begun updating both inside and outside their homes to maintain property values, and offer better resale value. Managed by an active Home Owners Association which meets monthly, the HOA’s primary purpose has been to manage common areas, the
neighborhood water system, and enforce the bylaws and covenants in order to protect property values. With the newly approved annexation, the water system will no longer be the responsibility of the HOA, and the city will take over maintenance and billing. You can find out more about the Countryside HOA by visiting their website: www.rccountrysidehoa.com.
From Countryside, you are within walking distance to the Athletic Club, and just a few minutes from Sheridan Lake, camping, and Forest Service access. The shopping area at the intersection of Catron Blvd and Sheridan Lake Road is growing, with several businesses and services offered: meat market,
veterinarian, coffee shop, liquor store, and a few restaurants like Buffalo Wings and Rings and Juniper.
Countryside is not a “cookie-cutter” neighborhood. With a variety of floor plans and styles, you are certain to find something that fits your family – if it comes on the market. Only 6 homes were sold in this area over the past year due to the longevity of typical owners. The 2014 average sales price for homes in Countryside was $257,150. Average days on market was 55, which was 4 days less than market average.