Communities

Find Your New Home in Butler or Grundy County

Allison

Butler County

Allison is the county seat of Butler County. Main Street in Allison offers a grocery store, variety store, service stations, convenience store, motel, and more shops to make this a wonderful place to call home!

Allison City Hall
 (319) 267-2245

Allison Library
 (319) 267-2562

Aplington

Butler County

Aplington is home to some fun shopping and dining. A visit to downtown will find a landmark tea room, small gift shops, a restaurant, and more. This small community is not just for shopping! The areas only skate park is located under the shade trees of the city park. Aplington is “Northeast Iowa’s Best-Kept Secret!”

Aplington City Hall
 (319) 347-2425

Aplington Legion Memorial Library
 (319) 347-2432

Aredale

Butler County

Aredale is a small farming community that includes a city park, shelter house, playground area, and Main Street with a bank and other farm-related businesses.

Aredale City Hall
 (641) 894-3441

Austinville

Butler County

Austinville is located in the southwestern part of Butler County. Make sure to pay a visit to the Austinville Historical Society while you’re here to learn about Austinville's history!

Beaman

Grundy County

This pleasant rural community is nestled in some of Iowa’s richest farming country. The Comet/Wolf Creek Trail runs through the town as it proceeds east from Conrad. Beaman hosts a festival every year on Memorial Day weekend.

Beaman City Hall
 (641) 366-2894

Beaman Community Memorial Library
 (641) 366-2912

Bristow

Butler County

Bristow is a destination for families during the Summer. The Memorial Park features a splash pad to cool kids off, and nearby in the park is the Ice Cream Shack. The westerly trail head for the Rolling Prairie Bike Trail is in Bristow as it proceeds 21 miles east. Bristow is the home of Paul “Ed” Yost, the “Father of the Modern Hot Air Balloon”. A monument honoring Ed Yost is located near the city park.

Bristow City Hall
 (641) 775-3262

Clarksville

Butler County

Clarksville residents get to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Volunteer city park offers a new playground, winter ice rink, and access to the Rolling Prairie Bike Trail. The famous popcorn stand uptown is a tradition during weekend evenings in the summer. Businesses include antique stores, convenience stores, restaurants, salons, and so much more.

Clarksville City Hall
 (319) 278-4531

Clarksville Public Library
 (319) 278-1168

Conrad

Grundy County

Conrad is a small, safe, and well-kept town with local jobs, several specialty shops and restaurants, great recreational opportunities, good schools, and a wonderful Main Street community.

Conrad City Hall
 (641) 366-2300

Conrad Public Library
 (641) 366-2583

Dike

Grundy County

Experience small-town atmosphere with the convenience of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls metro area here in Dike! It’s proximity to jobs, shopping, recreation, and entertainment offered nearby in larger cities helps make it a great place to enjoy the simplicity and friendliness of a small town.

Dike City Hall
 (319) 989-2291

Dike Public Library
 (641) 989-2608

Dumont

Butler County

The business district includes a grocery store, convenience store, bowling alley, restaurants, new specialty and vintage shops, bar/grill, and auto service! At the city park, you’ll find a shelter house, playground, and restrooms plus plenty of beautiful shade for your picnic. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the summer, you can visit an old-fashioned popcorn stand downtown.

Dumont City Hall
 (641) 857-3411

Dumont Public Library
 (641) 857-3304

Greene

Butler County

Greene residents enjoy boating and other activities on the Shell Rock River as it winds its way through town. Several parks, camping, the aquatic center, and the Butler County Freedom Rock can all be found within walking distance of downtown. The charming business district offers a landmark department store, grocery store, variety store, appliances, hardware, a popular bakery, and places to grab lunch.

Greene City Hall
 (641) 816-4631

Greene Public Library
 (641) 816-5642

Grundy Center

Grundy County

Grundy Center is the county seat, and the largest community in Butler-Grundy Counties. As a Main Street community, the downtown district is alive and vibrant. As a shopping destination, you will find boutiques with décor and gifts, clothing, antiques, and more, along with great dining options. The Grundy Theatre is a regional destination for moviegoers! Grundy Center is a growing community, while preserving its past with a several historical destinations, including the landmark County Courthouse downtown.

Grundy Center City Hall
 (319) 825-6118

Kling Memorial Library
 (319) 825-3607

Holland

Grundy County

A small farming community where you can connect with nature. The Pioneer Trail is perfect for walking, hiking, and biking on its crushed limestone surface. Holland Marsh is a 46 acre wildlife area that features wetlands and grasslands, and is home to a variety of wildlife

Morrison

Grundy County

While this may be the smallest incorporated community in Grundy County, Morrison is a destination for visitors to the Grundy County Heritage Center. This facility is filled with historical exhibits. Every fall, the center hosts a popular craft fair. Morrison is also a destination for dining, with a popular restaurant that brings visitors from a large area

New Hartford

Butler County

The town of New Hartford is only a few minutes from Waterloo and Cedar Falls. New Hartford is also the home of U.S. Senator Charles Grassley. Known as “The City of Gardens”, New Hartford boasts 10 picturesque garden areas, or parks, all with a different theme. The Town Square Gazebo Garden is a destination for weddings and events. Flower and outdoor enthusiasts will want to spend part of a day in New Hartford.

New Hartford City Hall
 (319) 983-2548

Elizabeth Rasmussen Martin Memorial Library
 (319) 983-2533

Parkersburg

Butler County

A vibrant community that is proud of its past, while looking to the future. Parkersburg has abundant shopping downtown, a variety of dining options, a modern motel, and plenty of opportunities for recreation. Parkersburg is home to two golf courses, a new pickleball court, and the Cedar Valley’s first all-inclusive sports complex.

Parkersburg City Hall
 (319) 346-2262

Kothe Memorial Library
 (319) 346-2442

Parkersburg Chamber of Commerce

Reinbeck

Grundy County

The second largest community in Grundy County, Reinbeck residents enjoy the close proximity to Waterloo/Cedar Falls, while cherishing the safety, peace and quiet, and charm of small town living. Downtown features a variety of shopping, a new Mexican restaurant, and more. The Annual art festival every fall is a regional event that draws large crowds of art enthusiasts.

Reinbeck City Hall
 (319) 788-6404

Reinbeck Public Library
 (319) 788-2652

Shell Rock

Butler County

Enjoy the beauty of Shell Rock and the Shell Rock River! McCague Memorial Park has tennis courts, ball diamonds, and a shelter house. Hoyt Elliot Memorial Park is near the river dam and there, you will find a shelter house and deck overlooking the river. Jeffrey Paul Rasmussen Memorial Park boasts a paved trail. Businesses include a convenience store, restaurants, an auto dealership, and an ice cream shop which was a recent 2019 addition.

Shell Rock City Hall
 (319) 885-6555

Benny Gambaiani Public Library
 (319) 885-4345

Stout

Grundy County

The community of Stout is small, but knows how to celebrate. The annual Freedom Fest in early July is the All-American small town festival with softball games, food, and activities for children in the park.

Stout City Hall
 (319) 346-2763

Wellsburg

Grundy County

Wellsburg is proud of its German heritage. A recently completed veterans memorial is a destination for visitors. Downtown you will find a gift shop, as well as a pond store for those who enjoy water features in their landscape, as well as a modern public library. The community is only 2 miles south of US Highway 20, so residents have easy access to employment and other amenities in nearby larger communities.

Wellsburg City Hall
 (641) 869-3342

Wellsburg Public Library
 (641) 869-5234

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