Quality of Life in Eastern Iowa
Time away from work means it’s time to rest from earning a living and begin enjoying
Fortunately, that’s an easy thing to do here in Eastern Iowa. It’s not uncommon
that people who move to the region are already familiar with Iowa. Perhaps they
grew up here or know someone who did. They know that this is a place which offers
a high quality of life, a reasonable cost of living, and a strong economy. Iowa
is nationally recognized for its outstanding educational programs. Driven by this
commitment to family and community, it is easy to understand why Iowa is considered
to be the heartland of the nation.
State parks and natural areas flourish in the area. Go biking, hiking, camping and
canoe on the Wapsipinicon or Maquoketa Rivers. Discover bargains at summertime auctions.
See the trees in a blaze of fall color. There’s stock racing, church socials, Independence
Day parades, fireman’s pancake breakfasts, snowmobiling, golf courses all over the
place, and… well you get the picture.
Need a dose of city living once in a while? Within an hour's drive are attractions
and shopping, great theatre and music in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, Waterloo,
and Iowa City. Get tickets to some of the country's best collegiate and minor-league
sports nearby. Within a few hours’ drive you can also reach Chicago, Milwaukee,
Minneapolis, Des Moines, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Omaha.
And that reminds us that what we love best about all those places is that we get
to come home to Anamosa and J&P Cycles. We think you will love
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