Council Bluffs Real Estate & Information

Council Bluffs Real Estate & Information

Situated upon the geographic feature that lends the town its name, Council Bluffs, Iowa dominates the eastern banks of the Missouri River, and it is easy to see how this most westerly of Iowan cities came by its moniker, “Iowa’s Leading Edge.” For those looking to settle down in the Hawkeye State, Council Bluffs hosts a myriad of things to do and local amenities for residents and visitors alike from its rich casino nightlife to its vibrant cultural history to its charming neighborhoods, Council Bluffs, Iowa is a great place to live.

Shopping and Dining

Shopping options abound for Council Bluffs residents. Nearby Mall of the Bluffs is an awesome shopping experience, which offers great national retail chains featuring name brand items and all conveniently located to central Council Bluffs. Situated immediately adjacent to Mall of the Bluffs, Valley View Village Mall’s Celler19 provides a great place to grab a quick glass of white wine along with delicious deli fare consisting of the finest Boar’s Head meats and an assortment of cheeses to delight the palate. For a unique dining opportunity, residents make sure to stop in at Quaker Steak & Lube for delectable American menu items like half-pound steak burgers and award-winning wings.

Parks and Recreation

Taking advantage of the great outdoors is easy for denizens of the Council Bluffs. Specifically speaking, the city operates nearly thirty traditional parks as well as maintaining excellent fishing places and developing a vibrant “green-spaces” program throughout the city. A local favorite for lovers of golf, the parks department operates Dodge Riverside Golf Club, an award winning, 18-hole, championship course that is ideal for both pros and amateurs, which earned a spot on Golf Digest’s 2008 list of best courses in the greater Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan area.

The streets of Council Bluffs entwine with the pages of American history. An 1804 meeting place of Lewis and Clark with the Otoe tribe put the area on the map for Americans along the eastern seaboard, but it also served as the jumping-off point for the great later internal migrations of the 19th-century beginning with the Mormon Trail in 1846. This rich cultural history is accessible via a host of museums and historical places of interest in the area. From the Western Historical Trails Center to the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, visitors can step back in time to what was once America’s furthest westward expansion.

Living in Council Bluffs

Choosing the Council Bluffs real estate market for a potential new home affords many opportunities when it comes to finding the perfect neighborhood to settle down. The town’s more than 60,000 residents are arrayed across the city’s twenty-two constituent neighborhoods where an eclectic housing stock exists to fill all manner of tastes and budgets. Economically, the market supports a diverse work force. In addition to heavy industries, the area supports a rich agricultural and dairy segment with industry giants Tyson Foods and Con-Agra anchoring this historically vital sector. Thanks to the liberalization of Iowa’s gambling laws, the Council Bluffs real estate area is also now the nineteenth largest gaming market in the country, which has proven a boon to job creation within the area.

Schools, Healthcare, and Transportation

Council Bluffs Community School District and Lewis Central Community School District serve the educational needs of the area’s youngest scholars. The former covers the bulk of Council Bluffs and points north, while the latter district serves the southern portion of the city and surrounding southwestern Pottawattamie County students. With more than a dozen elementary schools, and a half dozed middle and high schools combined, the two school districts offer many options for placing their children in the best educational setting possible.

Excellent medical facilities serve the community’s health needs. CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs, a topped-ranked, full-service hospital, features an array of health services from emergency to primary care for all manner of health concerns. Whether patients need to explore their surgical options, or they simply need guidance towards healthier living options, the caring staff at Mercy Hospital is at hand to assist them in their efforts.

As one might expect from a town historically at the heart of the movement of people across the continent, Council Bluffs stands at the epicenter of a mature transportation network. Whether traveling the east-west corridor of U.S. Route, or headed to destinations along the thousand miles running north-south along U.S. Route 29, residents have ready access to main transportation arteries to all points of the compass.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at 712-624-9094 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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Rob Washburn
Ed Spencer Real Estate - Farms America, INC
Mall of the Bluffs
Council Bluffs IA 51503
Fax: 712-624-9251

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Mall of the Bluffs
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

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