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5 Reasons Iowa is the Perfect Place to Raise a Family

Posted on December 22, 2015 in Just for Kicks


As Iowans, it's no surprise to us that our state is getting some love from media as one of the best places to live. Thanks to our booming economy, Iowa has become a destination for young families.

For the critics who may need more convincing, here are 5 reasons to skip the big city and settle down in Iowa:

1. Low Cost of Living

The cost of living is about 10% lower in Des Moines and even lower in smaller towns than the national average. And housing is more affordable than ever! Iowa is the 2nd cheapest state in the nation to buy.

2. Successful Schools

Iowa has the highest literacy rate and graduation rate in the country. Your kids will succeed in school and come out smiling.

3. Safe And Sound

Iowa is the 6th safest place to live. Our low overall crime rate and second lowest murder rate makes Iowa a safer state than most.

4. Friendly Folks

Need help finding your way, or just looking for a friendly face on the street? Our cities are filled with waving hands and big smiles.

5. Iowa State Fair!

It's more than fried butter and bacon; the Iowa State Fair is a big deal! It's America's classic state fair and attracts more than a million fun lovers from around the world.

What do you love about raising your family in Iowa?