Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are formed entirely by water bodies: the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
Iowans don’t all live in cornfields. Contrary to popular belief, most of the state’s population resides in urban areas – 61 percent to be exact. Des Moines is the largest city in the state, and it also happens to be its political and economic center. The state’s capital is an aspiring tech hub and an artistic center in the Heartland, a place for those who want to create something meaningful outside the limits imposed by megacities, like New York or LA.
Cost of living in Iowa is not expensive at all. Housing is affordable, unemployment rate is low, about 4 percent, and jobs are abound. Most Iowans work in sales, office, and administrative support. And there are plenty of jobs in business, management, and finance. Iowa consistently earns high marks for its education climate. Even schools outside urban areas have a good reputation. In fact, the state has a lot of tiny schools that turn out National Merit Scholars on a regular basis. In addition to three state universities, Iowa has multiple private colleges and universities.
There are plenty of state parks that afford extraordinary views of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and streams. With 83 parks and recreation areas, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect with nature. And if camping appeals to you, there are 62 campgrounds to choose from. They say traffic is a rare phenomenon in the Hawkeye State. Those who enjoy driving will have plenty of opportunities. If you are contemplating a move, do not leave your car behind. Our team at Corsia Logistics will arrange your auto transport service according to your preferences.