We Iowans have a deep love for our state – one that always seems to bring us home again after we wander off, and one that keeps Iowa in our hearts no matter how far away we move. Iowa may not have the glamour of Hollywood or the bright lights of New York City, but we have something even better – wide open skies for watching the stars, endless roads to cruise with the windows rolled down, and the best people you will ever meet. With that being said, the following are 15 reasons everyone should love Iowa.

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What are five things that make living in Iowa the best?

There's no denying that living in Iowa is the best. If you're not 100% convinced, listed below are five reasons why Iowa is such a great place to live.

1. It has a low cost of living. In fact, the cost to live in Iowa is much lower than the national average.

2. It has affordable housing. That's right! You can buy a very spacious house in Iowa for not a lot of money when compared to many other states in the U.S. Most average size homes in Iowa are around $200,000, which is lower than the national average of around $400,000.

3. Jobs are widely available. If you're searching for a job, especially in agriculture, Iowa is a great place to live.

4. Education ranks high. In Iowa, you can expect literacy scores to be high, in addition to other types of scores. Overall, Iowa ranks very well when it comes to educational standards.

5. It has a low crime rate. When it comes to violent crime, Iowa doesn't really see a lot of that because it has a very low crime rate. So, overall, Iowa is a pretty safe place to live.

When it comes to the outdoors, what are three of the best things about Iowa?

Iowa is such a great place to be. In addition to it being beautiful, Iowa's outdoors also offer a variety of things that you won't experience everywhere, including three of the things listed below.

1. There are four seasons in Iowa. Most other states also experience winter, spring, summer, and fall. However, not every state does, so it's extra special that Iowans get to experience the beauty of all four seasons throughout the year.

2. There are many beautiful parks in Iowa. State parks, city parks, water parks...you name it!

3. There are 365-million-year-old fossils waiting to be discovered in Iowa. At Fossil & Prairie Center in Rockford, Iowa, you'll find all kinds of fossils. The best thing about these fossils is that you get to take them home.


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