Community

Cascade

The place we call home.......

Cascade, nestled between Dubuque and Jones County, has a population of 2030 and growing. It's named for its location near a waterfall on the North Branch of the Maquoketa River which runs right through Cascade.

Until recently, U.S. Highway 151 went directly through Cascade. However, a four lane bypass was built that takes through traffic to the north around the city. Iowa Highway 136 runs from north to south through Cascade. This bypass has made Cascade a perfect spot between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque and brings growth in business, tourism, and economic residential housing.

Many Cascade area businesses are owned and operated by long-time Cascade families. We are lucky to have three great schools - Cascade Elementary, Aquin Elementary, and Western Dubuque High School Cascade (Go Cougars!). Cascade is home to baseball great Red Faber, "The voice of the Hawkeyes" Gary Dolphin, the founder of Jabber, Jeremie Miller, and the Creighton men's basketball coach Greg McDermott.

Cascade has so much to offer with beautiful historic buildings, wonderful places to eat and many unique antique and gift shops, it is easy to see why it is "The Place We Call Home."

Description from www.cascadeiowa.org

Monticello

Tucked between Highways 151 and 38 lies the small but progressive community of Monticello, Iowa. Surrounded by rich and rolling farmland, Monticello has many features which make it unique. Monticello is unique in that it has an innovative and energetic business and financial community, a low crime rate, and residents who keep our community beautiful.

Monticello is also home to Camp Courageous and the Jones County Fair.

Description from http://www.ci.monticello.ia.us/

Baldwin

Baldwin is located on Highway 64--the Grant Wood Scenic Byway--nine miles west of Maquoketa. There are several business site development opportunities available in downtown Baldwin.

With a population of 140 residents, fifteen businesses are located in and around Baldwin including a bank, winery, independent telephone company, three eating establishments, two repair shops, convenience store, gasoline stations, construction and three food and beverage processing businesses. Baldwin has a well-maintained City Park with playground and outdoor sports complex with ball field and volleyball courts. The C.A. Harding Center and facilities are used by the community for social gatherings, City council meetings, senior citizen meetings, and the summer library program.

Active community organizations in Baldwin include the co-ed 4-H Club and the Baldwin Federated Women's Club, who raise funds for City projects including the Harding Community Center.

Description from http://co.jackson.ia.us/

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. The city lies on both banks of its name sake the Cedar River. It also bears the nickname of the City of Five Seasons. It is home to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the Paramount Theatre, Theatre of Cedar Rapids and the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance. Cedar Rapids is an economic hub of the state, located in the core of the Interstate 380 Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Corridor of Linn, Benton, Jones, Johnson, and Washington counties. The estimated population of the three-county Metropolitan Statistical Area which includes nearby cities of Marion and Hiawatha, was 255,452 in 2008.

Famous figures from Cedar Rapids include American Gothic painter Grant Wood, journalist and historian William L. Shirer, writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten, and aerodynamics pioneer Dr. Alexander Lippisch. More current celebrities from Cedar Rapids include actors Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood and Ron Livingston. The city is also the setting for a musical, "The Pajama Game."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Rapids,_Iowa
http://www.cedar-rapids.com/
http://www.cedar-rapids.org/

Marion

Marion is located in Linn County and part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area. The population of Marion was 26,294 at the 2000 census and was estimated at 32,172 in 2007. The town was named after Francis Marion, a hero of the Revolutionary War. The site was selected in 1839 to be the first county seat of the newly-organized Linn County, Iowa. After years of debate over moving the county seat to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it was put to a vote in 1919 and moved to Cedar Rapids.

http://uptownmarion.com/
www.cityofmarion.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion,_Iowa

Central City

Central City, Iowa, is located in northeastern Iowa along the beautiful Wapsipinicon River.  This quaint river town was established in 1859 and today boasts 1257 smiling faces. Located in the heart of the industrial belt of Iowa, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Cedar Rapids and about 60 minutes from Dubuque or Waterloo, it is easy to find Central City. Highway 13, a four lane state highway, provides easy access to Cedar Rapids for commuters and tourists.

http://www.centralcityia.govoffice2.com/