Locals tend to divide the Black Hills into two areas called "The Northern Hills" and “The Southern Hills". The Real Estate Center of Lead-Deadwood specializes in Northern Black Hills Real Estate. Deadwood is located square in the middle of the Northern Black Hills and neighbors the towns of Lead, Spearfish, and Sturgis. We invite you to stop by our office or use our web site to learn more about Black Hills homes for sale.
The Black Hills is among the Midwest’s most popular tourist destinations and a favorite place for vacation cabins, second homes and seasonal get-a-ways. After just one visit it is easy to understand why visitors are looking for Black Hills real estate for sale and a new place to call home.
Each of the area’s individual towns has its own rich history and character. Deadwood became known for its wild and lawless reputation. It was here in 1876 that the murder of Wild Bill Hickok took place, for which Jack McCall, was prosecuted twice! Its history abounds with Wild West characters including Calamity Jane, Preacher Smith, Potato Creek Johnny and Seth Bullock.
Lead's proximity to Deadwood often leads to the two cities being collectively named "Lead-Deadwood". Lead was originally founded as a company town by the Homestake Mining Company, home of the now closed Homestake Mine. While operating it was the largest, deepest (8,240 feet) and most productive gold mine in the Western Hemisphere. Today Lead is the site of the Sanford Lab and Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) where scientists are busy unlocking the mysteries of the universe. Just outside of Lead, are the Black Hill’s ski areas, Terry Peak and Ski Mystic Deer Mountain.
Spearfish, whose history is tied to mining and tourism, sits on the northern edge of the Black Hills and is home to Black Hills State University. It still holds the world record for the fastest recorded temperature change on earth. On January 22, 1943 the temperature in Spearfish was −4°F when the Chinook wind picked up speed rapidly, and two minutes later the temperature was +45 °F above zero. The 49 °F rise in two minutes set a world record. Spearfish is at the mouth of Spearfish Canyon.
Sturgis is famous as the home of one of the largest annual motorcycle events in the world. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began in 1938 and now attracts nearly 500,000 bikers to the Black Hills each August. It is a key part of the regional economy. Motorcycle riders are also attracted to the Black Hills for the many miles of jaw dropping scenery.
Recreation and site seeing are the main attraction to the Black Hills. In the summer, there are numerous trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The northern end of the George S. Mickelson Trail, home of the Mickelson Trail Marathon and 5K, starts in Deadwood and runs 110 miles through the Black Hills to Edgemont, SD. Lakes, including Sheridan Lake, and Pactola Lake and Robaix Lake provide fishing and swimming. Spearfish Canyon has many places to rock climb and sight see. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, considered Spearfish Canyon "unique and unparalleled elsewhere in our country," and wondered, "How is it that I've heard so little of this miracle and we, toward the Atlantic, have heard so much of the Grand Canyon when this is even more miraculous?" Winter sports include skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and ice climbing.
Within a short drive from Deadwood, potential home buyers will find The Southern Black Hills, where they will find Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Harney Peak (the highest point in the United States east of the Rockies), Custer State Park (one of the largest state parks in the US), the Crazy Horse Memorial (the largest sculpture in the world), and the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, the world’s largest mammoth research facility.
Just two hours to the west is the United States’ first national monument, Devils Tower National Monument, located in the Wyoming Black Hills.
Whether you are a first time visitor on vacation, or have been here many times and are determined to buy Black Hills land, The Real Estate Center of Lead-Deadwood has been working with buyers and sellers of Black Hills properties for decades and would like nothing more than to help you find your new place to call home.