You will find we have a strong sense of community, which personifies the high quality of life we enjoy.

Burlington, which has about 27,000 residents, is the county seat of Des Moines County. West Burlington is the county’s next largest city, with approximately 3,000 residents. Together they form the heart of activity in Des Moines County, where more than 50,000 people reside.

The Burlington/West Burlington community has a broad range of housing, exceptional public and private schools, and scores of churches. The area attracts global employers and visitors from around the world. The cities are a hub for shopping, dining, entertainment, recreation, education and health care for more than 150,000 people in a seven-county region.

Residents take advantage of affordable housing and highly competitive costs of living, especially for health care and food. People are spirited, industrious, genuinely friendly, and helpful. They keep the wheels of business, government, and tourism turning. And they support hundreds of social, civic, fraternal and other organizations through our expansive sense of volunteerism.

From diverse recreational activities to new top-notched educational institutions to abundant business opportunities, Burlington/West Burlington has an exceptional lifestyle matched by small-town hospitality. No matter what your age or interests, you’ll find something special here.


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