FAQ

Explore our FAQ below to learn more about the pros of living in South Dakota and the beautiful Dakota Highland Estates. Have a question that's not here? Contact us below so we can answer it directly.

How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home in Dakota Highland Estates?

Building a custom home can take anywhere from 6 months to 1 1/2 years, depending on the size and complexity of your home.

 

After you've purchased land for sale in Dakota Highland Estates, our custom home builders in South Dakota will discuss every aspect of the home building process with you and illustrate how they'll bring your vision to life.

 

We'll also match you with a mortgage lender who will find the best loan for your project — so you can save time by getting all getting all your ducks in a row in one place. 

Are There Homes Available to Buy Right Now?

There will be very soon! Our custom home builders are already building dream homes for you to choose from if you don't want to build one from scratch. 

What's the weather like near the Black Hills of South Dakota?

You'll enjoy all four seasons in the Spearfish region of South Dakota. The warmest months of the year, July and August, offer comfortable daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

 

Meanwhile, in January, daytime temperatures average in the 30s and average monthly snowfall ranges from five to 15 inches in the region, per the National Weather Service.

From sun-basked summers to winters filled with fluffy snow, you'll get to enjoy every season in the Dakota Highland Estates. 

What is the nearest airport to Dakota Highland Estates?

Easily fly into the Rapid City Regional Airport, which provides a variety of nonstop flights. It's less than an hour drive to the airport from Spearfish, South Dakota.

Travel to Denver, Las Vegas, Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, New York City, Atlanta, and more from this highly-rated airport. See all featured destinations at the Rapid City Regional Airport

How close is Dakota Highland Estates to famous landmarks?

Several famous landmarks and attractions are in your backyard when you live in the Spearfish region of South Dakota. Here are just a few you'll enjoy nearby:

Historic Deadwood: 19 minute drive

Days of '76 Museum: 19 minute drive

Ta'Tanka Story of Bison: 21 minute drive

Bear Butte State Park: 22 minute drive

Mount Rushmore: 1 hour, 8 minute drive

Badlands National Park: 1 hour, 21 minute drive 

Custer State Park: 1 hour, 22 minute drive

Crazy Horse Memorial: 1 hour, 26 minute drive

Wind Cave National Park: 1 hour, 27 minute drive

Jewel Cave National Monument: 1 hour, 36 minute drive

What activities can you do near the Black Hills of South Dakota?

Enjoy Dakota Highland Estate amenities in your own backyard, including hiking trails, picnic areas, and campfires.

 

In general, the western region of South Dakota — which includes the Black Hills and Badlands — is a prime location for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping, snow sports, aerial tours, and much more (see a full list of West Outdoor Activities from the South Dakota Department of Tourism). 

There's plenty of fun to be had in nearby Historic Deadwood, including entertainment at the Black Hills Playhouse, fine dining with local buffalo and trout at Latchstring Restaurant, and gaming at several local casinos

Discover more activities with the video below, which is based in Spearfish (just 15 minutes from Dakota Highland Estates).