Iowa: Small Town Living With Urban Amenities.
Iowa has much to offer its residents. This is a Midwestern state that’s filled with pride in agriculture and has towns and cities that support local economic growth in old trades as well as new technologies. Small town spirit is a big part of what makes Iowa special. This is a place cares about its heritage and history and this really shows in the preservation of historical regions throughout the state. Many places in Iowa are listed on the National Historic Register.
If you’re looking for the best of river life with fishing, hunting or even riverboat tours and casinos the lifestyle here has everything you’re looking for. The cities here are diverse and unique but also alike in the way that they do their best to support local economic growth and tourism.
Bettendorf and Davenport are two cities that are part of the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois and are beautiful spots on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River. Burlington is a stunning waterfront city with much to brag about including the Snake Alley, also known as the “Crookedest Street In The World” and the city of Davenport boasts two awesome music festivals: Bix Beiderbeck Memorial Jazz Festival and the Mississippi Valley Blues festival.
Cedar Rapids is a booming and bustling place full of arts and culture and has the annual Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival where you can enjoy parades, boat regattas and incredible fireworks. The Capital City of the state, Des Moines as well as the well known city of Dubuque also offer residents and tourists much to see and do. Grinnell which is known as the “Jewel of the Prairies” is famous for the prestige and success of its’ Grinnell College. And Mason City and Sioux City both have unique attractions that make them part of what keeps Iowa special. Iowa is home to almost three million residents and has a growing economic future in America’s landscape.
Nicknamed, ‘The Hawkeye State”, you can explore this state through water, road or by trail. There are 42 trails, numerous lakes and rivers and a top-notch transportation system serviced by roads, rail and highways. Statistically, this place has an excellent quality of life with excellent education, industry and the third highest cash receipts for agriculture in the country. The state’s motto is: “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain”