- Bremer County
- Buchanan County
- Butler County
- Cedar Falls
- Chickasaw County
- Grundy County
POPULATION: 41,000 www.cedarfalls.com
Cedar Falls is Iowa’s first true gigabit city, where every home and business is connected to 100% fiber broadband through community-owned Cedar Falls Utilities. Cedar Falls is home to the University of Northern Iowa, with a wide variety of athletic events, performances, and exhibits. Explore over 80 miles of recreational trails, catch a Broadway show at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, or take a stroll through vibrant, historic downtown.
POPULATION: 68,747 www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com
The City of Waterloo is a thriving community, rich in agricultural development, engineering and cultural diversity. You will find a host of museums, art galleries, a local symphony, minor league hockey and baseball teams, airport, and annual city-wide festivals including Iowa’s Irish Fest. TechWorks Campus is the Midwest’s only Additive 3D Manufacturing Center and Design Labs. Home to businesses like John Deere, Tyson Foods, ConAgra Grocer Products, and Ryder Integrated Logistics and to Hawkeye Community College and the Cedar Valley Sportsplex.
POPULATION: 10,000 www.waverlyia.com
Waverly is the home of Wartburg College, a small private liberal arts college, who shares a strong connection with the community. An impressive list of community assets includes 12 miles of trails and paths, two 18-hole golf courses, a new public library, new middle school, the new city-owned Waverly Health Center, and the new 200,000 square-foot Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness complex. Waverly’s downtown is a quality mix of service businesses, specialty shops, and restaurants.
Bremer County is a hub for activity, with safe community parks, trails, golf courses, and beautiful downtown districts. Bremer County consists of eight towns including: Denver, Frederika, Janesville, Plainfield, Readlyn, Sumner, Tripoli, and Waverly. Wartburg College, a four year liberal arts school located in Waverly provides all of the surrounding communities with endless entertainment venues ranging from fine arts to sporting events. Bremer County is also home to 24 public parks offering hiking, running, swimming, boating, and other outdoor activities.
Butler County is a great place to do business, and raise a family. The county consists of 10 towns: Allison, Aplington, Aredale, Bristow, Clarksville, Dumont, Greene, New Hartford, Parkersburg, and Shell Rock. The population of the county is approximately 15,000. These towns provide small town community comforts. Butler County’s Shell Rock River Trail is part of a tri-county 80 mile trail connecting communities with outdoor recreation opportunities. Over 50 barn quilts of all shapes and sizes grace the barns of the rural roads and byways.
Buchanan County is made up of 11 quaint towns including: Aurora, Brandon, Fairbank, Hazelton, Independence, Jesup, Lamont, Quasqueton, Rowley, Stanley, and Winthrop. The county population is approximately 21,000 citizens. The county boasts 19 locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Buchanan County offers small town values and comforts, with larger cities such as Waterloo and Cedar Falls only a short commute away. Buchanan County Conservation officials manage 40 parks and nature areas, where endless outdoor endeavors can be pursued.
Great schools, family events and a host of other activities and opportunities make Chickasaw County an attractive place to call home. The population is approximately 12,000 residents. The county receives its name in honor of the Chickasaw Native American tribe. Nine beautiful towns are located in Chickasaw County: Alta Vista, Bassett, Fredericksburg, Ionia, Lawler, Nashua, New Hampton, North Washington, and Protivin. Chickasaw County maintains over 1,900 acres of public land and parks for public recreational use. It is home to Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch, where visitors can hand feed American Buffalo. The many quaint Main Streets offer unique small town specialty boutiques.
Grundy County offers its residents a growing and safe community to raise a family. Grundy County lies directly in the center of Northeast Iowa, with a population of approximately 12,500. The county consists of nine small towns: Beaman, Conrad, Dike, Grundy Center, Holland, Morrison, Reinbeck, Stout, and Wellsburg. Grundy County is home to over 65 incredible barn quilts, the most quilts per county in the state of Iowa. The county has five golf courses and 15 public parks, giving residents ample opportunity to enjoy being outdoors.
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