Discover Oldham… One of South Dakota’s

Best Kept Secrets!

The Oldham Area Improvement Corporation (OAIC) is offering FREE BUILDING LOTS to interested families who are looking for a really great small town, in the heart of America, to call home. The building lots are located in town.

The steps in applying for a free lot are:

  • Complete and return the application.

  • If you are offered a lot, a developer’s agreement will be sent for you to sign to hold the lot of your choice. You will have one year from the date on the developer’s agreement to complete your home. You will be responsible for securing the financing necessary to build your new home.

The housing requirements are as follows:

  • The minimum roof pitch must be at least 4 to 12.

  • The home must be built to residential design standards no less then 950 sq ft.

  • The home must be on a basement or crawl space foundation. All utilities, including natural gas, will be on the property and all cost associated with their hook-up shall be the responsibility of the applicant. The city is also served by fiber optic telecommunications for cable, telephone and high speed internet.

Oldham is a progressive community and a great place to live and raise your family. We pride ourselves in a large variety of annual events and activities for all to participate in and enjoy. Oldham offers a friendly, small town atmosphere and an excellent education for your children in a safe school system, with small classes, where all students can participate in sports and activities and other extra curricular activities. We offer churches, grocery store, bank, library, museums, and an eating establishment. You will also find lower cost rental homes. In addition to all that Oldham is located in the heart of some of the best recreational activities in the region. Oldham offers a short drive to nearby parks, recreation areas, and lakes that add the perfect backdrop for camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and hunting.

A variety of employment opportunities can be found within an easy commute from Oldham. There are business that have located or are expanding in the cities of Brookings, Madison, Sioux Falls, Arlington, Lake Preston, DeSmet and Howard.

There is conventional financing available and also several state and federal programs available such as the South Dakota First Time Homebuyers program, South Dakota Housing Authority, FHA, South Dakota Rural Development, and the South Dakota Governor’s Housing Program.

Provided below are phone numbers and websites that can aid you in your search for home dealers and builders, financing companies, employment opportunities and other information:

Kingsbury County Courthouse: 605-854-3411

American State Bank: 605-482-8293

Oldham-Ramona Public School: 605-482-8244, website:

City of Oldham: 605-482-8311, website:

Area Builders and Home Dealers:

Custom Touch Homes: 605-256-9485, website: 

Centennial Homes 888-873-0756, website: 

Area Newspapers:

Madison Daily Leader 605-256-4555, website:

Lake Preston Times 605-847-4421

Arlington Sun 605-983-5491