Story City Real Estate & Information

Story City Real Estate & Information

A small city of approximately 3,431 people, Story City, Iowa is located just eight miles north of Ames - a bustling college town designated the ninth “best place to live” in 2010 by CNNMoney.com. Many of Story City’s local restaurants and festivals pay homage to the population’s largely Scandinavian roots. Every June, Story City hosts its annual Scandinavian Days celebration, which features traditional Scandinavian foods and arts, a beer garden, rides and games for young and old alike. Due to its close proximity to Ames, Story City residents have the luxury of living in a friendly, small-town environment while maintaining access to the economic opportunities and entertainment options of a popular college town. Its unique Midwest setting ensures Story City real estate is always in high demand.

Shopping and Dining
You don’t have to wait until June to taste ethnic foods in Story City. The Royal Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and on Wednesdays, Kumla!. For mouth-watering sandwiches, check out The Bistro on Broad Street. Browse for antiques and eclectic collectibles among the 90 vendors of Antiques Iowa Mall, located in historic downtown Story City. Interested in Norwegian art forms? Visit Helga's Rosemaling and Woodcraft on River Hills Drive.

Parks and Recreation
Residents enjoy canoeing, kayaking, tubing, walking, biking, and more at Story City Park. The park is situated on the banks of the Skunk River and is the starting point for the Skunk River Canoe Trail. Additional hiking and biking trails can be found along the Skunk River Greenbelt, which begins just south of Story City near Gilbert. Children love to take a ride on the beautiful, antique carousel located in North Park.

Living
Story City real estate is perfect for families, couples in need of quality, affordable housing, or anyone looking to relax in a small, friendly environment. Short commutes, beautiful surroundings, and safe neighborhoods are only a few of the perks of relocating to Story City. Houses are sure to fit anyone’s budget, with many available for under $100K. Average price is $158,508.

Schools, Health, Transportation
The children of Story City are served by the Roland-Story Community School District, which operates an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school within the city limits. Prestigious Iowa State University is located in nearby Ames, along with a number of excellent medical centers, such as the Iowa Heart Center and the 220-bed Mary Greeley Medical Center. There is also a hospital just a short car ride away in Nevada, Iowa.