Iowa Retirement Information

Nicknamed "America's Heartland," Iowa is known for its hospitality. With rich soils, gently rolling hills, and ample precipitation, the state is particularly suitable for mechanized agriculture and has become a national leader in agribusiness.

Iowa is known to have a slower lifestyle. It's easier there than many other places to get involved in community activities whether it's making new golfing buddies or joining an arts group. Iowa offers rich cultural attractions, educational opportunities and plenty of outdoor recreation for seniors.

Living In Iowa

The weather can be extremes in temperture, hot in summer, cold in winter. Iowa lies in the humid continental zone and generally has hot summers, cold winters, and wet springs.

Temperatures vary widely during the year, with an annual average of 49 degrees F. The state averages 166 days of full sunshine and 199 cloudy or partly cloudy days.

Iowa has a four-season climate. Winters are cold, with January temperatures averaging about 14 degrees in the northwestern section of the state and in the low 20s degree in the southeast.

Tornadoes Frequent
Thunderstorms Frequent
Hurricanes None
Earthquakes None
Wildfires Rare
Flooding Some along rivers
Tidal Surges None
Mud Slides Rare
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes
Freezing Rain Yes
Cold Winds Yes
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