When you relocate to Iowa, you get to be a part of the "American Heartland". Bordered by the Mississippi River on the east, the Missouri River, and the Big Sioux River on the west, it is the only U.S. state that’s eastern and western borders are formed entirely by rivers. Iowa, nicknamed the Hawkeye State, has been listed as one of the safest states to live in. Iowa’s terrain consists of several lakes, tall grass, rolling hills, and some forests and wetlands. Its borders near the Mississippi River features steep hills and valleys which appear almost mountainous. The state has typical Midwestern climate with an average annual temperature of 50 °F and cold, snowy winters. Some notable people from Iowa include Elijah Wood, Buffalo Bill, William Frawley, and Ann Landers.
Iowa has several distinct regions for you to choose as your new home. Des Moines is the largest city in the state and the capital, and is located in Central Iowa. Many presidential candidates set up campaign headquarters in Des Moines, because the city is home to the first caucuses of the presidential primary cycle. The nearby Madison County has the well-known Roseman Covered Bridge that was featured in the Clint Eastwood movie The Bridges of Madison County, based on the popular novel of the same name. The movie was filmed on location there.
The Eastern Iowa region has many vibrant historic districts and landmarks, such as the Old Capital Building in Iowa City. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art has collections of paintings by Grant Wood and Marvin Cone. The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum can be visited in West Branch.
Western Iowa has remarkable scenery such as Loess Hills and the Iowa Great Lakes. Several fine resorts are situated in this area. Sioux City, located in this region of Iowa, is full of history and has a collection of museums, art centers, and theaters.
Northern Iowa is part of the Driftless Area, a region in the American Midwest noted mainly for its deeply carved river valleys. The city of Dubuque is a regional tourist destination with attractions such as the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and the Port of Dubuque. In Dyersville, you will find the infamous baseball diamond from the movie Field of Dreams. Contact Allied today and we can get you started on your move to Iowa.