Keokuk’s rich history is reflected in its historical homes, many on the National Register of Historic Places, built during the housing boom of the 1850s. Residents who built the grander homes of the town preferred the popular styles of the time; Victorian, Tudor, Italianate, Queen Anne, Revival, and Greek Revival. Most of these homes are located in the southeast corner of the city on the bluffs above the river.

Keokuk is well known for its small town atmosphere in which family pride is evident in maintained homes on shady tree-lined streets, manicured lawns, and beautiful flowering gardens. Longtime residents know each other by name and their Midwest friendliness makes newcomers feel welcome.

graphicMore modest homes were built to the north and west of the original Keokuk plats during the late 1800s to mid-1900s. By the 1950s, a diversity of home styles, including contemporary designs, expanded to the north in the city’s newer subdivisions, which are beautifully landscaped on curvilinear streets. Most recently, new homes have been built even further north and west, expanding the city limits.

For those interested in apartment-style housing, many options and cost levels are available, from duplexes to multi-level buildings to apartments in former late 19th century mansions. There are two high rise apartment buildings for low-income residents.

The newly opened River Hills Village is a continuing care retirement community that offers lifetime living situations from independent cottages to assisted living apartments and full-time nursing home facilities.

Upscale condos are available at Carriage Greens Condominiums, located at the edge of the Keokuk Country Club off Messenger Road.

An active Board of Realtors is ready and able to assist those wanting to sell or buy a home, and numerous contractors supply new construction or remodeling services. Whatever your housing needs, it’s available in Keokuk.

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