WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO IOWA    

HISTORY & CULTURE

Iowa was originally home to Paleo Indian tribes. In fact, archaeological digs have uncovered settlements that date back eight thousand years. The state prides itself on its natural gold and furs.

FERTILE FARMLAND

The Hawkeye state boasts many scenic locations, and has provided a fertile foundation for farming due to the rich soils, rolling hills, woods, and many rivers and wild prairies.

CLIMATE

Here you may need to turn on your A/C and heater in the same day. On average, Iowa has 166 sunny days and about as many snowy ones. Be ready to shovel snow in the morning and then experience a hot midday.

DRIVERS LICENSE

You can visit any Iowa DMV office to get your out-of-state driver’s license updated. You will be required to take and pass the vision test and you have to submit proof of identity.

REAL ESTATE

Iowan homes are listed at an average price of $178,162 with the median sales price at just above $150,500. For more info check out the Iowan Association of Realtors.

MOVING & STORAGE

One of the secrets to successful relocation is working with a reputable company. Before your move to Iowa, be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.

47 Fun Things to Do in Iowa

There are so many cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in Iowa, but we only had room for 47! Check out this article by Atlas Obscura for some fun things to do.

Top 10 Places To Raise a Family

Explore the top 10 towns and cities to raise a family in Iowa based on factors such as public schools, crime rates, cost of living, and family-friendly amenities.

SPEND A WEEKEND AT ADVENTURELAND

Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa. Adventureland features over 100 rides, shows and family-friendly attractions.