Why Indee?

There are many reasons to choose Independence as your home. These are just a few!

Live with Us!

  • Low cost of living & exceptionally safe community
  • Great dining & retail options
  • State of the art High School and sports facilities
  • Nearly $70,000 in annual scholarships awarded to High School Seniors
  • Education system with award winning educators and fine arts and athletic programs competing in the WAMAC conference
  • Excellent proximity to nearby metro areas – under 45 minutes from Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids
  • New Neighbor Welcome Package – Are you new to Indee? See if you qualify for a welcome package!

Work with Us!

  • Top employment industries in the area: education, retail, health care, manufacturing, construction, transportation and finance
  • Growing industries in the area: metals processing, food processing, plastics manufacturing and agricultural production research
  • Strong Infrastructure for global-based business opportunities with great access along US Highway 20, close to I-380 and the Independence Municipal Airport
  • Local area job opportunities are posted on several area job boards here.
  • Start or continue your education with classes available through the Hawkeye Community College facility in Independence

Play with Us!

  • Active Parks & Rec department with activities for all ages, city aquatic center and two beautiful golf courses.
  • Riverwalk Park with river access, sidewalk paths, sand volleyball courts, horse shoe courts, basketball court and band shelter
  • Home to the Independence Motor Speedway, a brand new Independence Public Library, the Heartland Acres Agribition Center museum and events center and more

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