Quality of Life

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

Community members enjoy Forest City because in a population of 4285  friendly people, it's easy to get connected both personally and professionally. Many find that it's easy to make a difference by joining one of the 20 clubs and organizations.  And, Forest City offers quality education with athletic and cultural programs through Forest City Community Schools and Waldorf University

Forest City makes it easy to live, work and play in the community. See for a sample of the local and regional job opportunities. We encourage you to live in our community by offering housing and rental incentives. Our local realtors and landlords have listings of property to rent or own. And, daycare for all ages is available through the Forest City YMCA. 

Forest City offers 15 miles of walking and bike trails, an 18 hole golf course, a disc golf course, an aquatic center, and over 50 programs through Parks and Recreation to keep your family moving. Locals connect all year long by attending many of the 70 local events that include festivals, markets, cultural programs, fundraising activities and sporting events.  

For more information about Forest City, call the Chamber of Commerce at 641-585-2092.