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Quality of Living

Pottawattamie County’s outstanding livability makes it an attractive place to live, work and play. From our quality schools to affordable cost of living to access to state-of-the art healthcare to the abundant recreation, cultural and entertainment opportunities, Pottawattamie County has what it takes to attract and retain talent needed to fuel business growth.

Family-Friendly Communities

Communities in Pottawattamie County are safe and family-friendly offering a place where a balanced lifestyle is a reality. Community pride is evidenced in our vibrant main streets, parks, aquatic centers, libraries, community centers, well-kept neighborhoods, community festivals and more. Visit our communities online:


Pottawattamie County Churches

K-12 Schools

To learn more about the quality of education in Pottawattamie County, visit the websites of our local community school districts:

Higher Education

Area residents have access to a wealth of life-long learning opportunities including:


The area offers a wide range of housing choices from new single-family homes to historic homes to apartments to rural acreages. According to the 2010 Census, the median asking price for a home in Pottawattamie County is $126,300. Several new housing developments are currently underway in communities throughout the county.


To learn more about the area’s state-of-the art healthcare services, visit the following websites:

Recreation, Culture and Entertainment

To learn more about recreation, cultural and entertainment

Western Iowa has a growing wine tourism industry … to learn more about local wineries and wine tasting events, visit the Western Iowa Grape Growers Association and the Western Iowa Wine Trail websites.
opportunities in the region, follow the links below:

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