Summerset: An expanding city

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On the outskirts of Rapid City to the west is the bedroom community of Summerset. With a population of between 2,300 and 2,500, this Meade County municipality is growing quickly. 

As City Administrator Lonnie Harmon describes, the houses are selling faster than contractors can build them. Incorporated as a municipality in 2005, Summerset's city government supplies its residents its own sewer system, a police department and other customary city services.

There are several housing projects underway, mostly in the Sun Valley Estates Division. Harmon says Glenwood Drive will eventually end up at Stagestop Road, and houses will extend from the Elk Creek exit to Stagestop Road. View a map of the mentioned points below.

The city has a growing retail and commercial presence to serve its residents and is striving to get new businesses established.

Stagebarn is the new middle school in Summerset.

It's still under construction but is set to host students for the 2018-2019 school year for fifth-seventh grade students. Eighth grade will be added for the 2019-2020 school year. There will be tours of the school on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and a ribbon cutting for the school at 5 p.m. Click here for more information on Stagebarn Middle School. 

Architectural drawing of Stagebarn Middle School

Harmon says the city hopes to also build a high school in the future.

The city of Summerset is considered a young community, with the average age of residents being 34. Professional review and comparison website, Safewise, named Summerset the second safest city in South Dakota for 2018. 

Click here for more information about happenings in Summerset and the Foothills. 

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