The Iowa Great Lakes
The Iowa Great Lakes are some of the most beautiful in the world. Carved by mother nature herself and filled naturally by springs underneath the lakebed, West Lake Okoboji is one of the bluest in the world. In the summer you'll see thousands of people visiting and living on the lakes with their families and friends to experience a unique atmosphere that most people wouldn't believe existed in Iowa. With so many living options - on the lake, in the surrounding towns, or in the countryside - you're never too far from experiencing the lakes and the people and businesses that call it home.
Since the area goes through all four seasons, the climate as well as the landscape changes dramatically depending on the time of year. In the summer - the most popular time to visit - you'll see seasonal businesses open. One of those, the historic Arnolds Park, is one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States. Boating, entertaining, socializing at the many restaurants and bars, camping, and watching the fireworks on the 4th are common activities. As the seasons change to winter you'll notice ice cabins on the lake, fireplaces billowing smoke, snowmobiles, and the great Winter Games held annually to celebrate the season.
Living in the area means that you have the opportunity to experience everything the area offers 365 days a year. The thousands already living in the area have access to great healthcare, wonderful educational opportunities between the school districts, tons of avenues for recreation and entertainment, a lower cost of living, spectacular dining, and shopping with proximity to great cities.
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