Iowa relocation resources
Come to Iowa and be surprised. Technology and livability are what you will find. Our guide has state information on Des Moines, Cedar Rapids or any other cities in Iowa including moving companies, Realtors, school information, motor vehicle, and drivers license information to get your license changed.
Iowa has some of the highest standards of any state for education. Many of us, as youngsters, took standardized tests to assess our proficiency. Well, those tests are called the Iowas for good reason. Iowa continues to excell in education and in 2003, Iowa had the second highest average SAT scores by state. Iowa City hosts the national office of ACT, and the ITBS and ITED standardized tests used across the country were developed by the University of Iowa. Visit the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & National Historic Site where one of Iowa's favorite sons deposited his legacy. Cedar Rapids is also home to the important and exciting African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa. The museum has galleries of African Art, African American contributions throughout history and reading rooms.
The State of Iowa website is a great resource. Some of the services and information offered include: Business & Economic Development, Education, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Health & Human Services, Technology, Transportation, Public Safety, Living In Iowa, Visiting Iowa, Facts About Iowa, Government, AMBER Alert and homeland security.
Here are some helpful tips and reminders everyone should take.
The United postal service allows you to change your address online. It is easy to use and helps make sure no mail gets lost in the transition.
Depending on a moving company to move your valuables can be stressful. Vanlines.com has done a great job at finding a company easy. They have put a list of moving companies in Iowa allowing you to get a free quote.
The state of Iowa Department of Safety has made learning the requirements and changing your license easy.
Here is a resource where you can view all the cities of Iowa real estate online making it easy to make an informed decision.
Being able to compare schools in Iowa and class room sizes really matter when you are a parent. Great Schools.net has done a great job at that. They even have parent reviews.
Iowa Home Price Appreciation (Average Annual Rate)
Iowa Vs. National Average
1 Year Iowa 5.4% National Average 8.6%
3 Years Iowa 5.4% National Average 7.4%
5 Years Iowa 4.9% National Average 6.1%
10 Years Iowa 5.1% National Average 4.3%
10 Largest Cities in Iowa:
1. Des Moines 198,682
2. Cedar Rapids 120,758
3. Davenport 98,359
4. Sioux City 85,013
5. Waterloo 68,747
6. Iowa City 62,220
7. Council Bluffs 58,268
8. Dubuque 57,686
9. Ames 50,731
10. West Des Moines 46,403