About

Forest City welcomes you to our community... "Where Nature's Close and Friends are Closer."

Although Forest City is the County Seat for Winnebago County, it is also uniquely situated within two counties, Winnebago and Hancock Counties.

Forest City offers a wide range of activities. In the warmer month, enjoy 15 miles of bike trails, nine parks, 26 miles of canoeing on the Winnebago River, a 21 basket disc golf course, an 18-hole golf course, three campgrounds, an aquatic center and many more recreational opportunities. During your time in Forest City, don't miss a tour of Waldorf University, Winnebago Industrial tour or the Heritage Park of North Iowa tour, which boasts exhibits of our local agricultural and transportation history.

For business or lifestyle, Forest City is a desirable location. Located along the Winnebago River, we are conveniently located 2 hours South of Minneapolis and 2 hours North of Des Moines. This offers the community members a quick commute to visit the "big city" and also offers us the advantage of drawing thousand every year to our large venues that host events such as the Tree Town Music Festival.

Community members enjoy Forest City because, in a growing population of 4,151 friendly people, it's easy to get connected, both professionally and personally. Many find that it's easy to make a difference by joining the many civic clubs and organizations.

Newcomers and visitors information can be found at www.forestcityia.com.

 

Just the Facts:

Population: 4151
Warmest Month: July averages 83.3 degrees
Coldest Month: January averages 2.1 degrees
Annual Precipitation: 32.2 inches