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Overview of Johnston

Johnston, Iowa, located 13 miles north of Des Moines, is a great place to live. The city was ranked no. 13 on CNN/Money's 2011 list of America's Best Small Towns for its small town charm and agricultural endeavors. With approximately 17,500 residents, Johnston embodies a nurturing environment for young and established families alike. Search for Johnston apartments for rent, and find Midwestern charm in central Iowa.

Living in Johnston, IA

Polk County was established in 1846 to honor President James Polk. Settlers began moving to the area as the newly incorporated Fort Des Moines brought new incentives to life in central Iowa. Today, Johnston is a suburban community with many thriving opportunities. With an excellent school system, beautiful parks and trails and business developments, Johnston is an ideal home for those looking for a high quality of life in the farm lands of Iowa. Amidst the Johnston apartments is a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, making the city a popular destination for architecture buffs. Residents enjoy a relaxing lifestyle without paying high living expenses, as Johnston's cost of living index of 93.3 is below the national average.

Johnston Attractions and Special Events

The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum is one of Iowa's largest attractions, and invites Iowa citizens to honor local veterans. With exhibits and collections that narrate Iowa's military past, the museum works to educate the public on heroic military endeavors. The Hyperion Field Club is also located here, and offers great recreational opportunities for local residents. The club has venues for golf, tennis, swimming and fitness, and socializing. Johnston hosts an annual Green Days festival to celebrate the local community. With a parade, carnival, rib cook-off contest, car show, 5K walk and run, talent search and live entertainment, the event has something to offer to residents of all ages. 

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