New to Burlington

Burlington, Iowa is increasing in numbers. 40,000 people live in Des Moines County and Burlington welcomes visitors and residents to share our enjoyment of natural attractions.

The mighty Mississippi River serves as a focal point for the community and provides not only breathtaking beauty, but also a myriad of recreational opportunities.

From a natural heritage standpoint, Southeast Iowa is a striking combination of hills, valleys, prairies, rivers, streams and timberland. The same qualities that attracted Native Americans to this area provide a rich “natural architecture” for those who live and visit here.

Four seasons grace the community, with each providing its own beauty, charm and activities. From ice skating in beautiful Crapo Park to a spring evening at Community Field watching minor league baseball, to a summer day at the waterpark, there is something for everyone.

Looking to locate or live in Greater Burlington, you will find an outstanding quality of life and much to do.

The Burlington Community School District provides the area with the newest and up to date schools. 5 Elementary schools, 2 Middle schools and High school offer the most choices in classes, sports and extra-curricular activities in the region. 

Below you will find links to two great sites with more information on Burlington, Iowa and DesMoines county.


*Photo and content credits: Greater Burlington Partnership, The Hawkeye, Fun City