Why You Should Move to Iowa

If you and your family are thinking about relocating to a different state in the United States, one fantastic destination that may surprise you is the great state of Iowa. If you’re not quite sure yet why Iowa should be on – or at the top – of your list, chances are good you don’t know all that much about the Hawkeye State. 

So, to help enlighten you, we’ve broken down the top five reasons why you should move to Iowa. 

There is almost no traffic 

Unlike much busier nearby states like Illinois and Minnesota, Iowa has wide open and beautifully maintained roads. That means that you can drive in and out of major cities like Des Moines and Iowa City without ever seeing a buildup of awful bumper-to-bumper traffic. 

Great sports teams 

Whether you’re a fan of basketball, baseball, football or hockey, Iowa has the teams you need to feed your hankering. That’s especially true at the college level where schools like University of Iowa and Iowa State University are regularly competing at the very top of the sport. If you’re more of a fan of pro sports, the Blackhawks, Bucks, Kernals and Iowa Wolves all have big presences in the state of Iowa. 

Great food 

As a heavily agricultural state, Iowa is proud to grow the agriculture and livestock that hundreds of millions of Americans depend on each day. Much of the food that you will be buying at Iowa markets and grocery stores is farm fresh. That means more flavor, more nutrients and more savings. 

There’s so much to do 

Iowa is a growing state and already has a fantastic blend of serenity and outdoor beauty mixed with the art, culture and entertainment that comes with major city living. Whether you’re interested in joining a rec sports league, head to a country fair, check out local bars and breweries, catch a show at a nearby music venue, hit the casino, take a hike in a state park, or anything else in between. There is no shortage of great things to do in the state of Iowa. And the list of things that you and your family can enjoy is growing by the day.

The people 

If you’re looking at North Iowa realty and love the prices but aren’t sure what type of people you’ll be living around, have no fear. The people who call the state of Iowa home are some of the nicest people in the world! Think about it, have you ever lived in a place where strangers keep the door open for you as a daily practice? Have you ever had neighbors who come over and introduce themselves as you move in like they used to do in the old days? These are common practices in the state of Iowa and you will find that it is both easy and fun to create a community from the very first day you call Iowa home. 

For all these reasons and more, you should consider Iowa when thinking about where you want to call home next. 

Beau Parker Elijah

Beau Parker Elijah

Elijah Beau Parker: Elijah, a certified green builder, discusses sustainable building practices, energy-efficient homes, and eco-friendly construction materials.