Storm Lake, Iowa

A friendly, growing lakefront community offers exceptional quality of life, boundless educational opportunities, vibrant cultural diversity and a thriving economy.

Community Summary

Storm Lake, Iowa

Whether you are seeking a new home for your family, planning a travel getaway in a breathtaking setting, or pursuing a new business venture, we invite you to discover what Storm Lake is all about.

Why is Storm Lake an ideal place to live and do business?

The growing community offers all the amenities of a metropolitan city, but retains the charm, friendliness and affordability of a rural hometown.

Our city offers recreation in the form of beautiful lakefront parks, beaches, playgrounds, indoor and outdoor waterparks, bike trails, a quality golf course and an array of sports facilities for all ages.

Educational resources are unmatched. Innovative public and private school districts, a one-of-a-kind charter school, a strong four-year university and a community college campus provide exceptional opportunity for families. They also ensure a steady stream of future talent for employers. Educational facilities are modern and fresh.

Health care is a priority in Storm Lake, with an award-winning regional medical center, and multiple clinics and specialist offices available without leaving the community.

Storm Lake is the recognized leader in Iowa and internationally in equity and inclusion. The community is home to people from across the world who have come together to form a friendly, vibrant cultural environment. Museums, libraries and art galleries add to the appeal. Family-friendly celebrations throughout the year enhance quality of life.

The business community is active and bustling. From a strong downtown to multiple business districts and the flexibility of an industrial park, there are options aplenty. A dramatic increase in local option sales tax revenue is evidence of the economic vitality.

As the fastest growing city in its size class in Iowa, the community is business friendly, with its own economic development department available to assist incoming and existing business and industry. The Foundry university-sponsored program also supports entrepreneurs and serves as a hub for innovation and economic enhancement. Storm Lake offers affordable property, a diverse and skills-oriented potential workforce, and all of the services and resources to assist a business or industry on the path to success.

Come on in, the water is fine.