Iowa Land for Sale
$319,900, 0.25 Acres , 101 19th Street #202, Dickinson, Iowa
LAKE FRONT Penthouse Condo on East Lake Okoboji Wake up to sunrise over East Lake Okoboj
$3,300,000, 1021.8 Acres , 2820 NW Barry Road, Decatur, IowaSale Pending
4 miles west of Interstate 35 1 mile North of Hwy 2 Undivided contiguous tract with no roa
$215,900, 1.3 Acres , 15962 180th Ave., Warren, Iowa
Charming county home located in Warren County which is right off the pavement with a short
$298,000, 10 Acres , 3089 230th St., Madison, Iowa
Here is the country living you've been looking for!! 10 acres m/l, pond, house, and barns,
$354,000, 184 Acres , Hwy 28, Warren, Iowa
For those of you looking for that reasonably priced hunting farm close to Des Moines, here
$18,000, 2 Acres , 331st Ave., Appanoose, Iowa
2 Acres m/l Cabin/ Home site with wonderful views of upland hardwood timber. Owner would
$18,000, 2.4 Acres , 331st Ave., Appanoose, Iowa
2.4 Acres m/l Cabin/ Home site with wonderful views of upland hardwood timber. Owner would
$999,000, 225 Acres , Hwy J66, Decatur, Iowa
Located in the heart of Iowa's finest hunting this 225 acre m/l Decatur County farm is a m
$575,000, 29 Acres , 15176 331st St., Appanoose, Iowa
30 Acres m/l Family Estate or Corporate Retreat Property. The property is very unique bein
$259,000, 4.38 Acres , 22971 Hwy 34, Wapello, Iowa
Beautiful split-foyer home located on highway 34 midway between Albia and Ottumwa. Three b
$159,000, 40 Acres , 250th Ave., Appanoose, Iowa
WOW!!! 40 acres m/l in the Heart of Big Buck Country!!! The farm is amazing. The neighbors
$37,500, 5 Acres , 331 st. Street, Appanoose, Iowa
Great building spot on the banks of the large private lake with great fishing. Only owners
$37,500, 5.5 Acres , 331st Street, Appanoose, Iowa
5.5 Acres m/l of land and lake. Own on the bank of a large private lake, with awesome vie
$32,500, 6 Acres , 331st Ave., Appanoose, Iowa
This may be an opportunity that the owner would finance. 6 Acres m/l of land and lake.
$37,500, 7.5 Acres , 331st Ave., Appanoose, Iowa
WOW!!! Is what you say when you are sitting up onto of the hill of the property overlookin
$264,000, 75 Acres , 240th Ave. & Hwy. 5, Appanoose, Iowa
75 Acres m/l Great Investment farm close to Rathbun Lake. This farm has 58 Acres of crop g
Iowa is the most developed state in America. Development is not just houses, skyscrapers and parking lots. It is agriculture as well. And when all the cornfields and soybean cropland is totaled together there is less undeveloped land in Iowa than anywhere in the United States. Fewer than 1% of the tallgrass prairie that once blanketed Iowa remains; all but 5% of the state's wetlands have been filled in; and almost all the forests have been converted to cropland which accounts for six of every ten acres of land use in the state.
So when you go shopping for rural land in Iowa you are most likely going to be shopping for chunks of farm land. Iowa has a long tradition of such land sales. In 1842 the Sac and Fox Indians sold 12 million acres to the federal government which created 40 present-day Iowa counties. Nearly one third of all of the Hawkeye State was added in a single transaction. There has been a dramatic sell-off of historic Iowa farmland in the past half-century. In the 1940s there were 215,000 farms in the state; today there are fewer than 90,000 and the number is falling.
Not all Iowa farms are created equal. Some come with timber reserves for hunting. Others feature frontage on some of the state's glacial lakes. Others serve up impossibly rich, tillable soil for as far as the eye can see. Most farms are not sold whole and you should be able to find a handful of acres to satisfy any recreational or aspirational desire in rural Iowa.
If you are looking for a unique way to scout Iowa land consider the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa - a week-long recreational excursion that has taken place every year since 1973. More than 8,000 riders dip their tires in the Missouri River and 472 miles later dip their tires in the Mississippi River. Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are defined by rivers.