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Forest City, Iowa

If you're relocating to Forest City, Iowa in search of a quaint small town life, opportunities for entrepreneurs, or for outdoor adventure, your friends in Forest City would like to welcome you!

Parks & Adventures

Forest City residents find it easy to have a getaway whenever they choose. We are adjacent to 700 acres of city and state parks, including Iowa's Pilot Knob State Park and the Winnebago River Water Trail. We also have a skatepark, golf course, disc golf course, paved bike trails, a new aquatic center, and we are the smallest town in the US to have a full-service YMCA! In and around Forest City, you'll discover many ways to create your own outdoor escape: golfing, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, bike trails, kayak trails and much more! It makes sense that Winnebago Industries was founded and has its international headquarters right here in Forest City, manufacturing the perfect recreational vehicle for enjoying the great outdoors. If you relocate to Forest City, you'll find you don't have to travel farther than Forest City and the surrounding parts of Iowa for an exciting, affordable vacation.


Many people have discovered Forest City, Iowa is a great place to start a family or buy a home. Forest City offers clean streets, charming neighborhoods, peaceful parks, very low crime rates, and some of the best schools in Iowa. Forest City is home to Waldorf University, a private liberal arts college founded in 1903. Forest City Community Schools provide a personal level of education and is a renewable energy proponent, operating a wind turbine that provides 60% of the energy needs for the elementary, middle and high school. Our community works to provide a number of housing and relocation incentives for those looking to build or buy a home in Forest City, Iowa.

Entrepreneur Friendly

Our tight-knit community equates to fertile soil for many entrepreneurs' small business dreams. Our community works hard to provide innovative benefits to businesses looking to begin or relocate in Forest City, from large industries to micro-businesses. We work to nurture and grow business in the Forest. Sometimes we can help secure affordable real estate and even grants for those interested in the many entrepreneurial opportunities that Forest City has to offer.


NOTICE: Garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, November 23rd, for regularly-scheduled Thursday & Friday garbage (November 24 & 25), due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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