Burlington and West Burlington residents enjoy some of the finest housing options in all of Iowa. The area’s ideal location and picturesque beauty, along with a diverse choice in housing options, contribute to its reputation as an ideal place to live.
A stroll through our amicable neighborhoods reveals the best in quality housing. Historic Victorian-era homes abound, many of them lovingly restored. Some are listed on the National Register as fine examples of Greek Revival, Gothic, Queen Anne, Georgian and Italianate architecture. The 20-block Heritage Hill Historic District, a neighborhood on a hill that rims the northern part of the vibrant downtown district, provides an intimate look at the past with details, such as limestone curbs, brick sidewalks and narrow passageways.
Many neighborhoods offer solid older homes with the craftsmanship, fine woodwork and other unique touches that yesteryear’s homebuilders considered routine. Many homes boast a view of the Mississippi River, where you can watch boaters in summer, eagles in the winter, and the new colors and textures of the changing seasons. And all of this right from your front porch!
Those who prefer newer homes may choose from ultramodern luxury homes in wooded estates or those overlooking a brand-new golf course. Other choices are readily affordable units in growing subdivisions. Municipal ordinances require paved streets and adequate drainage in all new developments. Those who prefer suburban living can find attractive homes on rural lanes, where the nearest neighbors may be the abundance of wildlife.
We have safe, family-oriented neighborhoods that are close to shopping, schools and a thriving business community. They are perfect places to raise children and enjoy life at its fullest. It is no surprise that our homes are excellent investments with values that continue to appreciate over time.
Some factors are common throughout the community no matter where you live. You are never more than a short drive from work. You’ll find a close-knit neighborhood where families help and look out for one another. They like getting together for backyard cookouts or evening picnics in the neighborhood park. You will discover the joys of having time for family and friends.