Quality of Life

Balance to Build Upon

Iowans enjoy a luxury difficult to find in many places…life balance. Iowa is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. We lack in ocean-front property and beautiful mountain ranges. But in Iowa, rest assured, you will find hard-working and friendly people with unyielding compassion and character. We offer quality public education, endless entertainment opportunities, safe communities and short commutes. Iowa is a place where you can meet not only career objectives but personal goals as well…a place where you will enjoy balance.

Iowa is the 8th healthiest state

Long-recognized as a leader educational excellence, Iowa has the third-highest public high school graduation rate in the U.S.

Iowa ranks 6th for safest neighborhoods Iowa was rated the 5th best state to raise a child

The average commute to work in Iowa – 18.6 minutes – is among the lowest state in the nation (7th). The U.S. average is 25.3 minutes.

Iowa is 9th in the nation for number of state parks, recreational areas and natural areas, and features more than 1,400 miles of trails for hiking and biking.