Iowa Land for Sale

  • 0.25 Acres in Iowa

    $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

  • 1021.8 Acres in Iowa

    $3,300,000, 1021.8 Acres , 2820 NW Barry Road, Decatur, Iowa

    Sale Pending

    4 miles west of Interstate 35 1 mile North of Hwy 2 Undivided contiguous tract with no roa

  • 10 Acres in Iowa

    $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,

  • 141 Acres in Iowa

    $700,000, 141 Acres , 525th St., Appanoose, Iowa

    141 Acres m/l: Wonderful farm with 4-bedroom, 2 bath home. The farm consists of a very nic

  • 150 Acres in Iowa

    $412,500, 150 Acres , Fir Ave., Davis, Iowa

    This farm is in a great area for hunting in Southern Iowa (Northern Davis County). Many ac

  • 225 Acres in Iowa

    $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

  • 29 Acres in Iowa

    $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

  • 4.38 Acres in Iowa

    $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

  • 5 Acres in Iowa

    $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

  • 5.5 Acres in Iowa

    $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

  • 78 Acres in Iowa

    $218,000, 78 Acres , 600th St., Appanoose, Iowa

    78 Acres m/l with close to a mile of creek. The farm has 22 acres of tillable currently be

  • 8 Acres in Iowa

    $75,000, 8 Acres , 16197 584th St., Appanoose, Iowa

    Large solid newer construction are a few words to describe this 4 bedroom and 1 bath. Just

  • 0.28 Acres in Iowa

    $12,000, 0.28 Acres , 202 Wabash Avenue, Iowa, Iowa

    Title:Special Warranty Deed Listing ID:LC-1710-207855 Parcel Number:000519229220000 Leg

  • 5 Acres in Iowa

    $539,000, 5 Acres , 3014 Fieldcrest Dr., Harrison, Iowa

    This beautiful ranch with 5,000 sq.ft sits atop Fieldcrest Dr. and has some of the most am

  • 14 Acres in Iowa

    $649,000, 14 Acres , 761 183rd. Place, Marion, Iowa

    PRICE REDUCED 50K! Over the past several years, the Double D Ranch has been developed spec


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.