Climate

A pleasant advantage of living and working in Spearfish is its climate.  The climate is semi-arid, with four distinct seasons and nearly 227 days of sunshine a year. July tends to be the warmest month in the region, with an average daily high temperature of 85°, while January is typically the coldest month of the year with an average high temperate of 36°. March tends to accumulate the most snowfall, an average of 12 inches.  Mild, sunny days are common throughout the winter and occasional “Chinook” or warm winds frequently come as a pleasant surprise.  Residents like to boast that Spearfish has “Banana Belt” weather during the winter months when the rest of the Midwest might be shivering.

Healthcare

Spearfish residents have access to cutting edge healthcare and state-of–the–art facilities.  Region Health Network provides a wide spectrum of services ranging from primary care and prevention to highly specialized surgery and disease treatment. Spearfish Regional Hospital is a 40-bed primary care facility that offers extensive patient services centralized at one location which includes a hospital and medical clinic. Patient care includes 24-hour emergency service, inpatient and outpatient care, labor and delivery, home health, hospice and rehabilitative services.  Patients requiring specialized treatment can travel a short distance (45 minutes) to Rapid City Regional Hospital, a 310-bed acute care center.

Black Hills Urgent Care

Black Hills Urgent Care provides non-emergency medical care, testing and occupational medicine services. The facility offers Spearfish residents and visitors a quick alternative. BHUC caters to walk-ins and appointments. The lower level of the facility features state-of-the-art urgent care including an in-house lab and onsite digital x-ray technology. The upper level is a multi-specialty clinic, which hosts doctors of orthopedics, ENT, neurosurgery and spine, and general surgery.

 

Housing

Spearfish offers a variety of housing options for area residents. You’ll find a mixture of new single-family homes, historic homes, mountain retreats, farm and ranch properties, townhouses and new apartment complexes. Over the past 10 years, several well-planned subdivisions have been developed with executive style housing in mind. The housing stock in Greater Spearfish has 8,052 units of which 62 percent are owner-occupied-single-family units and 38 percent are single and/or multiple-family rental units. The median selling price cost for a single-family home in Spearfish is $205,000. Rent for a multiple-family unit ranges from $400 to $850 depending upon number of bedrooms and amenities offered. New construction will be an ongoing activity in order to meet the needs of the growing population.

Air Transportation

Black Hills Airport located in Spearfish is the largest and fastest growing general airport in South Dakota. It offers more services and opportunities than any other general airport in South Dakota and caters to corporate air travelers. Black Hills Airport is adjacent to Interstate 90 near the Spearfish Business & Industry Park, and only four miles from downtown. The 5,800 foot hard-surface and lighted main runway can handle up to 45,000 lbs. gross weight. Charter flights and rental cars are available at the airport. Annual flights exceed 5,000.

Commercial services are available at Rapid City Regional Airport which is a 45 minute drive from Spearfish.