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Residential Living

Residential Living

Often rated as one of our nation’s “best places to live,” Grinnell proudly boasts a community steeped in rich history and tradition. The home styles embrace the region’s heritage while also incorporating modern convenience. Vintage homes fill the residential landscapes, displaying styles such as Greek Revival, Folk Victorian, Gothic Revival, Queen Ann, Colonial Georgian and Prairie School. The homes have been restored to their full splendor and add distinctive flair to their neighborhoods. Many of these privately owned homes can be found on the National Register of Historic Places.


Yards and homes in Grinnell are well maintained. New developments include a variety of single-family homes, subdivisions, town houses and apartment complexes. This blend of historic and modern dwellings creates a residential community that is diverse and undeniably homey. Housing is also available for those who desire less upkeep while neighbors with green thumbs can choose from the many homes with spacious yards and gardens.

Average home values range from $125,000-$175,000. Affordable living combines with convenient access to schools, parks, retail shopping, and outstanding healthcare, making Grinnell an attractive place to live and work.

Grinnell Community

Grinnell’s community is family-oriented and conducive to retirement. The crime rate is low, and local attractions, recreational facilities, shopping, restaurants and entertainment keep the environment lively.

Contacting a reliable real estate agent is the first step to finding a new home. Several agents serve the area, and all are prepared to help satisfy a buyer’s needs with a perfectly suited home.

Grinnell is tucked neatly between three lake communities; it’s only a short drive to Holiday Lake to the east, Lake Ponderosa to the south, and Rock Creek to the west, all with seasonal and year-round homes.

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