Independence Iowa Race Track
A Progressive Community
Independence is a dynamic, growing community in scenic Northeast Iowa. It has small town appeal with many conveniences of a larger city. Independence is a progressive community offering great opportunities and amenities for people of all ages while preserving a fascinating history.
In the last eight years, a new junior/senior high school opened, a new public library facility was built, and there have been major expansions at the Buchanan County Health Center and the Independence Municipal Airport. In addition to the new facilities and expansions, there have been many updates to parks, trail systems, and to the main business district, providing a wide range of services and a great quality of life.
Opportunities to Learn, Play, and Grow
The educational system consists of the Independence Community School District (ICSD), St. John School, and Hawkeye Community College’s Independence Center. Many options for higher education are close as well. The University of Northern Iowa, University of Upper Iowa, Hawkeye Community College, Kaplan University, and the Allen College of Nursing are all within 35 miles of Independence.
Heartland Acres Agribition center offers interactive experiences to learn about agriculture’s past, present, and future. The Independence Public Library offers resources and opportunities for all ages that are relevant and responsive to the community’s ever-changing needs.
There are also many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and community events in Independence. There are beautiful parks with up-to-date playground equipment, shelters, and a band shell. The band shell is center stage for the 4th of July Celebration, voted one of the Des Moines Register’s “10 Great Events.” The Wapsipinicon River flowing through town offers many recreational opportunities as well. Check out the Community Events Calendar on the Chamber of Commerce website for current events.