Highmore, SD


About Highmore

Experience Highmore, SD! Highmore is a proud, progressive little agricultural community located in central South Dakota, just 49 miles east of the capital city of Pierre. With a population of 795, Highmore is a small community that has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike.  Surround yourself with wide open spaces and enjoy an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. You’ll love this little town with friendly people, great hospitality, a family-friendly atmosphere and unlimited opportunity.

Big things are happening in Highmore right now. Plans are underway for a new pool. To learn more about the swimming pool project, please visit the Hyde County Parks and Recreation website.

Our Town

Get away to one of South Dakota’s most popular hunting and fishing destinations. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it in Highmore. Whether it be accommodations, attractions or outdoor recreation, plan your next trip to Highmore, SD. Be sure to check Highmore’s Calendar of Events for activities you won’t want to miss, especially the annual Old Settlers’ celebration!

What Makes Highmore Great?

Great Schools

The Highmore-Harrold School District is a high-quality learning environment. With nationally competitive FFA, FCCLA and FBLA teams and academic achievement award-winning sports teams across the board, the Pirates are the pride of the community.

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30 Minutes to the River

The Missouri River flows just a short drive from Highmore, with opportunities for fishing, boating, recreation and camping. In Highmore, you’re never far from an opportunity to enjoy the river.

The Highmore Renaissance

Exciting things are happening in Highmore all the time. Highmore is a participant in Marketing Hometown America, established an Arts Council, updated the school, and now has a Dollar General. In addition, the community rallied together to bring a pool back to Highmore, and next on the list is a shared track for the school and community. Highmore is home to community leaders dedicated to ensuring the community thrives.

Broadband Based Here

Broadband provider Venture Communications is headquartered in Highmore. Every day, Highmore’s residents see the benefits of having a broadband provider that understands the community and invests in its success.

You Can Make It Happen in Highmore!

Highmore is a community full of doers, and there’s always room for more! Highmore has many opportunities to get involved. If you’d prefer to start your own business, this community will be there to support you every step of the way.

Highmore's Action Plan

Every PorchLight community has an action plan to take their community to the next level. 

Highmore's Action Plan

Here are some examples of what Highmore is working on.

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Basic Need: Have a once per month winter activity for the community to enjoy.

Amenity: Highmore will hold its first annual “Highmore Sunflower Festival” in August 2024.

Technology: The City of Highmore will have seasonal public wifi accessibility.

Community Engagement: Scholarship dollars will be awarded and disseminated to Highmore High School graduates.

Find Your Place in Highmore

Highmore has opportunities for entrepreneurs and job-seekers!

Check the PorchLight job board for open positions in Highmore!

Here’s what Highmore is looking for in their community

  • Handyman
  • Carpenter
  • Childcare Providers
  • Restaurants – Sunday service and unique menu items wanted!
  • Agricultural Workers

Does that sound like you?