About Iowa

Iowa

Geographically, Iowa is fairly flat, with rolling hills and a few bluff-like outcroppings near the Mississippi River. Part of this river tract is also referred to as loess hills. The region is characteristically hilly, with ridges and jagged cliffs. Glacial formation millions of years ago cut and carved these hilly outcroppings.

Today, the predominance of very rocky soil substrata, due to glacial movement, has left the area radon-rich. In fact Iowa is one of the only states where uncommonly high measurements of radon occur. Homeowners are required to test for the gas and contractors to build new homes to specifications that include methods to block or reduce radon gas.

Next time you are at the gas pump and notice the sign for ethanol, think of Iowa. The agricultural state is one of the leaders in corn farming, and now in ethanol, a type of biofuel produced from corn. One other significant way you might recognize Iowa’s influence in America is during each Presidential election year. Iowa kicks off caucuses with a bang. All politicians stump in Iowa, bringing big media and top-level social issues to the state.

Academically Iowa wins big points for its collegiate lineup and its emphasis on keeping state residents educated beyond high school. Drake University in Des Moines may not ring a bell to most, but for aspiring law students it is one of the oldest programs in the U.S. Des Moines is home to Principal Financial Group, just one of a crowd of insurance and financial corporations that have come to settle in this increasingly cosmopolitan Midwest city

 
$235,900
Ranch Home with Riverfront Land,Boat dock, Panoramic Views from Large Deck

Montrose, Lee County, Iowa


Check out the fantastic sunrise!! Beautiful setting on the river with river access right at end of yard. Expansive views of the river from inside house, viewing deck, patio and above on huge house deck. Boat dock and channel to get out to the river. Great size back yard w/firepit and two storage areas. Located on the Cooper Lake pool of the Mighty Mississippi. Panoramic Views of three river towns, Nauvoo, Ill, Fort Madison, Iowa and Montrose, Iowa. No chance of flooding, The Home elevation is set above the downstream dam at Keokuk Iowa. Great view of the Nauvoo Ill Mormon Temple directly across the mile wide river pool. Kind , quiet , helpful small town Iowa neighborhood. A private access road boarders the north property line and will be sold with the package. It doubles as a great boat/camper parking space. Please email or txt with any questions. You may also contact Rebecca Sowers / 217 257 5838

tal honadel

0.25 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$245,000
Beautiful home overlooking the scenic Iowa river, with boat dock access

Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa


Beautiful home overlooking the scenic Iowa river, with boat dock access. This is ideal for both a single-family home, and a weekend family retreat. This home is perfect for entertaining guests with over 2600 ft.² finished living area, including informal living room, two family rooms, large deck, and patio. Enjoying boating, hot tubbing, or just relaxing next to the three fireplaces. There is plenty of room in this four-bedroom home with two non-conforming bedrooms. When winter comes store the boat in the large third stall garage. Updates include the kitchen, and baths, just to name a few.

Shawn Knickerbocker , RE/MAX Real Estate Center

0.25 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2661 SQ FT

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