Wine Around TownWe're not the only ones who think Iowa Falls is a great place to live and work. - 8 Most Charming River Towns in Iowa to Visit in 2024

In this article Iowa Falls was recognized for its idyllic waters and incredible attractions, including Assembly Park, Swinging Bridge, Calkins Nature Area and more. Read more at 8 Most Charming River Towns in Iowa to Visit in 2024 -

WalletHub - Iowa #1 Housing Costs, #11 Best State to Live In - 2023

In 2023 WalletHub ranked the Best States to Live In. Iowa ranked 11th. Iowa also ranked #1 for Housing Costs in that same report.

Bankrate - Iowa #1 Best State to Retire - 2023

In 2023 Bankrate ranked the Best and Worst States to Retire. Iowa came in at number one because of its lower cost of living, affordable but high-quality healthcare and low crime. 

Stacker - #14 Best County to Retire in the Tri-State area - 2022

In 2022 Stacker compiled a list the best counties to retire in Iowa using data from Niche. The ranking considers cost of living, weather, and outdoor activities. 

Smart Asset - 2nd Most Affordable Place to Live in Iowa - 2019

A 2019 from financial technology company SmartAsset ranks the most affordable places to live in Iowa. Iowa Falls ranked 2nd! These communities are ranked on an Affordability Index weighing property taxes, homeowners’ insurance fees and mortgage payments relative to income.

Ellsworth Community College

  • ECC consistently ranks in the top 50 community colleges in the nation, one of only four Iowa community colleges to make the list in 2020.
  • ECC has the #1 student transfer rate in Iowa.
  • ECC grads have the second lowest student debt on graduation rate of ALL two-year and four-year institutions in the state.

Iowa Accolades

  • #1 State for Housing Costs by WalletHub, 2023. 
  • #11 Best State to Live In by WalletHub, 2023
  • #1 State to retire: Iowa ranked as the best state to retire by, 2023.
  • #1 State for Jobs: Iowa ranked as the top state for jobs in the U.S. In 2019, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Marketwatch, 2019.
  • #1 Public High School Graduation Rate in the U.S. U.S. Department of Education, 2017.
  • #1 Highest concentration of agricultural chemical employment. BLS, 2018.
  • #1 State in size of average venture capital deal. State Science & Technology Institute.
  • #2 CEOs rank Iowa's worker quality. Chief Executive, 2017.
  • #2 Lowest cost of doing business in the country. Business Facilities, 2017.
  • #3 4-year college graduation rate. U.S. News & World Report, 2019.
  • #5 Best-run state in the nation. 24/7 Wall Street, 2018.
  • #10 Highest per capita academic bioscience R&D investment.

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