Grundy County Development Alliance

COMMUNITIES

Welcome to Grundy County, Iowa!

Grundy County lies in the north central part of Iowa. Home to nine communities, the county boasts small town living, with urban benefits. Residents enjoy safe neighborhoods and quality schools. New housing developments are common in many of the communities along with opportunities for business growth.

  • Beaman

    Population: 191

    Situated in the southwest corner of the county, is the city of Beaman. Once known as a center for livestock shipping, Beaman has made the transition, like many small Iowa cities, to a community of well-kept homes with owners working outside the city. Local residents like to point to the fact that Beaman is "It's Own Community" and living here allows the inhabitants the luxury of living in a small town close to nearly everything.

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  • Conrad

    Population: 1055
    Conrad is a vibrant community of just over 1000 people, who are still keen on encouraging growth and development. Completed in 2008, the new state-of-the-art library serves well as a hub of the downtown district. A combination of central location, close proximity to various air services and short distance to interstate highways, makes Conrad readily accessible for commerce. Conrad has seen remarkable growth for the past 15 years with four new housing areas and an increase in population. Visit the Website
  • Dike

    Population: 1209

    Dike is quickly becoming the sought after address of people wishing to escape the city. Residents enjoy the simplicity, friendliness and low-stress environment that a small town offers with all the amenities of Waterloo and Cedar Falls only miles away. In addition to new housing, Dike is the new recreational center for Grundy County. The new 255  acre conservation/recreation area includes a lake, hiking trails, camping facilities, and picnicking areas all less than a half mile from the center of town. 

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  • Grundy Center

    Population: 2706

    Located in the middle of the world's best producing land, Grundy Center is the governmental and economic center of the county's 12,500 residents. The pride the local residents have in their community is evident in the busy main street, beautiful homes, safe environment, spacious parks, excellent schools, and prosperous hospital. The progressive town has several new housing developments as well as business and industrial parks. 

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  • Holland

    Population: 250
    This pleasant community is nestled in the heart of the county only three miles from Grundy Center. Residents here enjoy a peaceful lifestyle in a safe, small-town atmosphere. Visit the Website
  • Morrison

    Population: 94
    Five miles east of Grundy Center is the village of Morrison where people enjoy a quiet life among the large oak trees. Morrison is also home to the Grundy County Conservation Center. The modern center serves Grundy County residents as not only a meeting place but also as an educational tool, teaching natural and cultural history of the area.  Visit the Website
  • Reinbeck

    Population: 1664
    Reinbeck is located in southeast Grundy County just minutes away from Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Reinbeck offers visitors a unique shopping experience in a downtown that includes gift shops and a refurbished soda fountain. Two parks offer a relaxing venue in an undeveloped area along Black Hawk Creek or an area with facilities for baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis and new aquatic center.  Visit the Website
  • Stout

    Population: 224
    Founded by the railroad in 1900, Stout used to be quite a town with a lumber yard, gas station, car dealer, bank, general store, hotel and church built along the railroad line running through Dike to Parkersburg. It is now a "bedroom community" for people working in the nearby larger towns.  Visit the Website
  • Wellsburg

    Population: 707
    The quaint village of Wellsburg was established in 1880 by German immigrants from Ostfiesland. Throughout the community there are signs of connections between this small agricultural town and their "mother County." Wellsburg is located within two miles of the new Highway 20 which means wonderful things. The community has become very active in creating TIF areas, an industrial park and new housing development. Visit the Website

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