LeMars, Iowa a great place to live.

By
Real Estate Agent

 Welcome to Le Mars, Iowa - "The Ice Cream Capital of the World".  LeMars is located in North West Iowa in Plymouth County.  Le Mars is 25 miles north of Sioux City, 85 miles southeast of Sioux Falls, 120 miles north of Omaha and 205 miles west of Des Moines. U.S. Highway 75 along with state highways 3 and 60 offer an excellent transportation network to nearby interstates as well as venues such as the Iowa Great Lakes. Le Mars features a municipal airport with a 4000 foot runway.

They also have many quality hotels, attractions, restaurants, and shopping opportunities for you to experience.

Estimated population in July 2006: 9,363.

Estimated median household income in 2005: $42,400.

Estimated median house value in 2005: $109,700.  The average price of a home currently on the market is $160,150.00.  For more information on homes currently on the market in LeMars Iowa, click here.

Education

Le Mars Community Schools
This a fully accredited school district. The district includes four K-5 elementary buildings, one 6-8 middle school, and one 9-12 high school. The 2002-03 student enrollment in grades K-12 is over 2,300 students. The district has implemented all day every day kindergarten programming, and is committed to lowering class size at the elementary grades. Visit LeMars Community School at http://www.lemars.k12.ia.us/

Gehlen Catholic School is a K-12 fully accredited system with a 2002-2003 enrollment of 500 students and a certified teaching staff of 41. Visit Gehlen Catholic School at http://www.gehlencatholic.com/.

 Attractions

Cleveland Castle:  Features a community constructed playground, lighted skating rink, picnic shelter with grills, four horseshoe pits and two basketball courts.

Hillview Recreation Area:  Plymouth County's largest county park. Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing, snow tubing, picnicking; prairies and forests.  Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily - year round

Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center features museum, theater exhibits, ice cream parlor, gift shop, Big Apple Bagels and Star Hardees® Restaurant. Fun, educational and lots of ice cream - there's something for everyone! Visitor Center museum tour is self-guided, but guided tours are available for large groups (20 or more) upon request.
Museum admission: $3 Adults, $1 Youth ages 5 - 12, Children 4 and under are free
Phone: 712-546-4090
Hours: Winter (October 1-April 30) Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday.  Summer (May1-September 30) Monday - Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

Le Mars Art Center:  View pieces from the Arts Center's permanent collection, as well as special displays housed in the historic Carnegie Library. Also see select signatures from Le Mars Autograph Collection featuring items collected by Don Mitchell.

Le Mars Community Theater:  To promote and enhance the cultural experience of the Le Mars Community area by staging quality drama/musical productions.

Plymouth County Historical Museum:  This museum was established in 1965 to preserve and conserve the history of Plymouth County and Le Mars for visitors and future generations.

Plymouth County Fair:  Plymouth County Fairgrounds.  Features the Historic Pioneer Village and Round Barn as well as the Plymouth County Fair every July.

Places to eat

Archie's Wayside,  Burrito Factory, Lally's Eastside Café, Pizza Hut, Pizza Ranch, Mr. P's Pizza and Sports Grill
Bamboo Village, Big Apple Bagels Bakery & Café, Bob's Drive-In, China Buffet, Family Table of Le Mars, Godfathers Pizza, Jerry's Pizza, The Sanctuary, J & J Café, and 4 Brothers Bar & Grill.  There are also fast food restaurants in LeMars.  There is something for everyone.

http://www.lemarsiowa.com/

  

  

Comments (2)

Lucky Lang
Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Michele,

Great job on your post!!!

Le Mars is an awesome community that I have enjoyed visiting.

Welcome to the Iowa Real Estate group and thanks for sharing this with everyone!

Lucky :)

Feb 24, 2008 08:24 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Michelle, I enjoyed learning about LeMars.  Good post and very interesting.

 

Mar 16, 2008 11:48 AM