Spirit Lake

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Summary

Located in northern Iowa in the middle of Iowa’s ‘Great Lakes’ region, Spirit Lake is the county seat of Dickinson County with a population of about 5,500 people. This bustling small city offers residents a thriving business community, a friendly and healthy quality of life, and lots of recreational opportunities. The downtown area has a great mix of retail, restaurants, and services, and an industrial park provides space and amenities to meet the needs of businesses.

Transportation

Spirit Lake has access to the Iowa Great Lakes Trail that moves through rural, urban, and natural areas in the Great Lakes region with over 100 miles of trails in Dickinson County, and gives residents opportunities for walking, biking, rollerblading, and even cross-country skiing. The city itself has over 10 miles of trails that connect to the broader system. The Spirit Lake area is served by the Regional Transit Authority for on-demand rides. The average one-way commute for Spirit Lake residents is a short 15.7 minutes, well under the 26.4 national average.

Activity & Entertainment

With one of the fastest growing economies in the region, Spirit Lake has new housing, retail, and commercial properties along the Highway 71 corridor and in the downtown area. Spirit Lake is a major employment center for the county and surrounding areas, with jobs in industrial production, retail, and the professions. A growing focus on sustainable activities is fostering a thriving farmer’s market, a grower’s cooperative, and an active community garden.

History

With one of the fastest growing economies in the region, Spirit Lake has new housing, retail, and commercial properties along the Highway 71 corridor and in the downtown area. Spirit Lake is a major employment center for the county and surrounding areas, with jobs in industrial production, retail, and the professions. A growing focus on sustainable activities is fostering a thriving farmer’s market, a grower’s cooperative, and an active community garden.


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