Overview of Centerville
In a small town not far from the Iowa-Missouri border sits Centerville, Iowa. The city's population of 5,500 gives residents the perfect small town atmosphere. A lower than average cost-of-living at 77 percent compared to the national average of 100, makes the location desirable and affordable for those searching for a Centerville apartment for rent. Though isolated and small, Centerville has a rich source of history and multiple buildings here are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Living in Centerville, IA
Centerville was founded in 1846 and was a stop for the Underground Railroad. Since it is only nine miles from Missouri, residents helped those searching for freedom get across the state line. A two hour drive from Des Moines, most residents work in the manufacturing and healthcare fields. Mercy Medical Center located in Centerville gives residents easy access to medical services. The University of Iowa is an hour and a half away in Iowa City and Drake University, located in Des Moines, is a little more than an hour away.
Centerville Attractions and Special Events
When residents living in Centerville rentals aren't exploring the long list of historic buildings including the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Depot and the Appanoose County Historical and Coal Mining Museum, they can visit Rathbun Lake, located just eight miles north of Centerville. In addition to being a great place to cool off during the summer months, the lake is also a popular (and lucrative) place to fish. Antique shopping is available in Centerville at the Shoppes at Bradley Hall. Throughout the year, singles and families residing in Centerville look forward to family-friendly festivals and parades including Pancake Day in September, where residents can enjoy free pancakes and family-friendly activities all day long.
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