BV County Communities
This progressive town of just over 700 residents is proud of its Swedish heritage. A 4200-square-foot library was built in 1999. There are two parks - one with a campground and swimming pool. An industrial park shows that Albert City is "a small town doing big things."
Over 10,000 visitors attend the Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show each summer.
Visit their websites at www.albertcity.com and www.albertcitythreshermen.com.
Located just six miles west of Storm Lake, Alta is the home of the Buena Vista County Fair as well as the Buena Vista Raceway. Drive just a little farther west and you will be on Buffalo Ridge, home to one of the world's largest wind generation projects. More than 1800 people call Alta home. The Alta Development Corporation has several parcels of land that are available for industrial development and several exisiting buildings, ideal for start-ups or expansions, ready for immediate posession.
Learn more at www.altaiowa.com.
Lakeside is a primarily residential community of approximately 484 people. It serves as a suburb with most of its residents working in Storm Lake. The town is situated on the eastern shore of Storm Lake and is close to campgrounds, Kings Pointe Waterpark Resort and the municipal golf course.
Fast becoming a haven for artists who want to get back to nature, Linn Grove is a cozy little town located on the Sioux River. Fishing, canoeing, bird watching and small-town life inspire artists who enjoy the tranquility. You can take the scenic Inkapaduta Canoe Trail from Sioux Rapids to Linn Grove or start in Linn Grove and continue to Peterson.
Each summer, the town sponsors the Linn Grove River Jamboree, a fun-filled festival with family events for everyone and a special art show featuring the booming artisan population.
Visit the Linn Grove website at www.linngroveiowa.org.
If running is your hobby then this might be your town. Each summer, the Marathon-to-Marathon starts in Storm Lake and finishes in this town of 300 residents to much fanfare and excitement. Marathon is also the home of the LM&O Railroad Museum and Polland Park which offers fishing ponds and hiking areas.
Interested in history? Newell is home to the beautiful Victorian Allee Mansion and Keith's Arab Heritage Museum, a large collection of Arabic artifacts. Newell is located near the Raccoon River and is home to the four-time boys 1A state basketball champions. Two beautiful parks in town include a pool, golf course, shelter house, basketball courts, tennis courts and more. Newell is comprised of 887 city residents and an additional 900 rural residents.
Visit www.newelliowa.com for more information.
With a motto of "We cherish the past...we challenge the future," Rembrandt is on the move forward. The small, agricultural community that grew with the coming of the railroad is now home to many local businesses that serve a wide area. Surrounded by open country and only a mile from Sioux Rapids, it has all of life's necessities nearby including many recreational opportunities.
Situated in the northernmost part of Buena Vista County, Sioux Rapids lies in the lovely valley of the Little Sioux River. This friendly small town boasts a new community center and the new K-12 Sioux Central School. Recreation is terrific in the city parks and pool. The Little Sioux River connects to Linn Grove and makes for great canoeing.
Learn more at www.siouxrapids.com.
Storm Lake is the thriving county seat of Buena Vista County. Located in the southern part of the county, on the shores of the fourth-largest natural lake in the state, this town of over 10,000 offers a bit of everything. Recreation is limitless on the beautiful lake, and large manufacturers and industries have called Storm Lake home for many years.
The industrial park on the east end of town has ample room for development. Storm Lake is an incredibly diverse community and benefits from it with fine ethnic cuisine and cultural events. The Awaysis Project is in its final stages which produced an indoor/outdoor waterpark resort, beach area, lighthouse, and Storm Lake's first restaurant located on the shores. The downtown retail district is growing, and offers a variety of shopping venues.
Visit www.visitstormlake.com for more information.
The town of Truesdale lies north of Storm Lake by only 8 miles. J&K Raceway offers motocross races and draws racers from all over the area to compete. Truesdale shares a school district with Albert City and is close to all of the amenities Storm Lake has to offer.