Pine Ridge in Chadron, NE


Chadron, Nebraska is a full-service community of approximately 6,000 and is located in the northwest part of the state. 

Chadron is the county seat of Dawes County and is located 100 miles south of Rapid City, South Dakota; 300 miles northeast of Denver, Colorado; and 450 miles northwest of Omaha, Nebraska.  Chadron's elevation is 3,365 feet above sea level.  Basic economic activities of Chadron include education, retail and wholesale sales, farming, ranching, transportation and tourism.



The Pine Ridge area of Nebraska provides a wide range of recreation opportunities.  Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife watching and a variety of other outdoor activities are available in the immediate vicinity.  Downhill skiing is within 2-1/2 hours drive in the Black Hills and world class skiing is within 400 miles in Colorado.


General Information

The community of Chadron proudly offers a new hospital, a medical clinic with 5 doctors, a nursing home, 19 churches, public library, 3 banks, a theater, 2 senior citizen centers, 4 dentists, swimming pool, tennis courts, several city parks, a golf course, baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, youth programs, an outstanding volunteer fire department/ volunteer emergency medical technicians, an airport with daily commercial flights to Denver, police department, sheriff's department, county and city offices, as well as a thriving retail business community.  Chadron is the county seat of Dawes County Nebraska.

Chadron is also the home of Chadron State College.  Chadron State College has an annual enrollment of approximately 3000 students and it employs approximately 260 individuals.  The College offers both bachelor and master degree programs and is well known for its education (teaching) program.  Chadron State College has a very impressive Physical Activity Center, which has an indoor track, weight facilities and racquetball courts and pool that are open to the general public through a membership program. 

Chadron has an excellent school system.  There are two elementary schools, one houses students in grades K-2, the other 3-4.  Elementary classes average 23-25 students per classroom.  Total elementary enrollment is approximately 450 students.  The Middle School houses students in grades 5-8 with an average enrollment of 320 students and the High School (grades 9-12) also has an average enrollment of 320 students.  Special education classes are provided at all educations levels.  Chadron is a great place to raise a family.

Chadron has available housing for both rental and purchase.  Average rental prices range from $300 to $600 per month and average purchase prices range $70,000-$150,000.  Rental availability can be difficult when Chadron State College is in session.


More information regarding the community is available through the Internet at

Key Contacts

Public Affairs Officer
Cydney Janssen
(308) 432-0326 - Office

(#08) 432-0300 - Main Office