Carroll Iowa Real Estate & Information

Carroll Iowa Real Estate & Information

Carroll, Iowa, located in West Central Iowa just 90 minutes from Des Moines, is a beautiful small town along the Middle Raccoon River. This quaint, progressive community provides its citizens with great schools, a bustling economy, quality health care, and a strong sense of community. Carroll is a delightful town to call home.

Shopping and Dining
Downtown Carroll, also known as the Central Business District, offers an enclosed mall along with several streets of unique shops and boutiques including the Yarn Basket, Mimi’s, Glick’s, and Personal Touch Gift Co, along with familiar brand-name stores. On top of a buzzing downtown, U.S. Highway 30 and U.S. Highway 71 are both lined with numerous shops and restaurants.

The dining experiences available in Carroll range from steakhouse to Chinese. A few of the favorite local restaurants include Charlie’s at the Carrollton Centre, The Piranha Club, Bloomers Sports Bar & Grill, Rancho Grande, Santa Maria Winery & Vineyard, B & S's 529 and Hunan Chinese Restaurant.

Parks and Recreation
Within the city of Carroll, there are numerous parks the largest of which is the Youth Sports Complex. With six baseball fields, a concession stand and picnic tables, the YSC is a local favorite. Graham Park, a nearly 20-acre park, offers many entertaining activities including a disk golf course, skate park, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, amphitheater, and playground equipment. There is also the Sauk Rail trail, a 33-mile multi-purpose trail running from Swan Lake State Park (in Carroll) to Black Hawk State Park (in Lake View).

As for other entertainment in Carroll, there is a fantastic water park called the Carroll Family Aquatic Center that has two 41-foot tall speed slides, a drop slide, zero depth entry (perfect for those new to the water), a one- and three-meter diving board, and a basketball hoop. This aquatic center is great for summer fun! During the colder seasons, the Carroll Recreation Center provides plenty of activities including a swimming pool, basketball courts, free weights, a theatre and more.

Carroll has two 18-hole golf courses for the golf enthusiast. The Carroll Municipal Golf Course is a public golf course with watered greens and fairways. The Carroll Country Club is a semi-private club with a full time golf professional, practice facilities, restaurant and outdoor pool.

The average listing price of homes in Carroll is just over $120,000 with a majority of houses being built prior to 1939. A variety of options from single family homes, apartments, condos and senior housing makes is easy to call Carroll home. With such a small area, the residents of Carroll enjoy an extremely low travel time to work.

Schools, Health, Transportation
The majority of schools in Carroll rank well on overall quality of education, extracurricular programs, and state testing outcome. Some of the top rated schools in the area are Adams Elementary School, Carroll Middle School, and Carroll High School. Carroll is also home to one of the Des Moines Area Community College campuses.

Carroll is home to St. Anthony’s Regional Hospital & Nursing Home. St. Anthony’s offers a wide range of healthcare services to the residents of Western Iowa. St. Anthony’s extends beyond Carroll with clinics located in Breda, Coon Rapids, Manning, Wall Lake and Westside.


Contact Information

Mid Iowa Team
Mid Iowa Insurance & Real Estate
603 US Highway 30 W.
Carroll IA 51401
Office: 712-792-4324
Cell: 712-830-0942
Fax: 712-792-4840

Mid Iowa Real Estate and its licensees are licensed to sell real estate in the State of Iowa