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Welcome to Ida Grove

A visit that lasts a lifetime

Nestled in the rolling hills of northwestern Iowa is a rural community called Ida Grove. We are small in size, but large in opportunities and family values, and have a wide variety of activities for people from all walks of life.

Realizing ambition through hard work and dedication has defined Ida Grove. Our achievements are personified in castles throughout our city, but our most treasured castle is our community. Our community serves as the foundation for yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s opportunities. From world-class industry to scholarships for tomorrow’s leaders, we pave the future where Castles, Community and Opportunity meet.


History Made Here

The first surveyors running the township lines chose the name Ida for the new county in 1851 because the Indians had camped on a high hill west of where Ida Grove was later established. They had fires burning on top of that hill drying their strips of meat over green sapling frames so it would keep well and not spoil through the winter months. Those fires were so constant and visible all night that they suggested to the engineers the story of the vestal fires on Mount Ida in Greece.

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Find a Place to Live

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Ida Grove is filled with great opportunities for you to move into our wonderful community. All you have to do is decide whether you want to rent, buy, or build, and we’ll connect you with local landlords, professional realtors, and construction companies in the Ida Grove area. By browsing the information below, you’ll discover the perfect place to call home.

Note: All rental postings are provided and updated by notice from landlords only, and therefore cannot be guaranteed accurate or available. This list does not serve as an endorsement of any kind.

Find a Place to Work

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Career Foundation

If you’ve been stateside or worldwide, chances are that you’ve been exposed to Ida Grove’s products and services. From the roads we all drive on, to solutions for recreation on the water, Ida Grove has a wide range of agricultural, retail and service oriented businesses.

Getting Started

Resources to Start Off Right

Are you planning a move to Ida Grove? The following resources can help make your transition to our community a little easier!

City / Water / Sewer: 712-364-2428
Trash / Recycling: 800-572-9867
Mid-American Energy: 888-427-5632
Frontier Communications: 800-570-6340
Long Lines Communications: 877-275-4861
N.E.T. Broadband: 877-383-7835


Rising Stars by Raising Opportunities


OABCIG Dollars for Scholars® is a locally operated and supported, non-profit scholarship foundation. Operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, their mission is to educate the community on the importance of higher education and provide financial assistance for all students to pursue post-secondary education. It is their intent to continuously improve their program, keeping it financially strong and growing to be a positive force in the community and an inspiration to citizens.

OABCIG Dollars for Scholars is part of a nationwide network of community-based scholarship foundations. It is a program of Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest non-profit private-sector scholarship and educational assistance organization.

This local scholarship foundation has awarded more than 1,274 scholarships totaling over $2,874,217 to graduating seniors.



Healthcare Leadership

Horn Memorial Hospital (HMH) is a healthcare organization with an outstanding tradition of caring for the people in our surrounding communities since 1966. Situated in northwest Iowa in the geographic center of Ida County and the beautiful town of Ida Grove, Horn Memorial Hospital is a 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital with three associated provider clinics – one each in Ida Grove, Odebolt, and Mapleton, IA.

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