About Coon Rapids


Coon Rapids is well positioned to support growth with state of the art municipal utilities, progressive city officials, an outstanding school system, a well maintained housing base, excellent road and rail access and strategic sites for business and residential development. Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities (CRMU) delivers reliable water, natural gas and wastewater treatment services; low cost electricity; local and long distance phone service; and high definition cable television service. Coon Rapids is connected to the world via a 96-count fiber optic backbone encircling the community, a 750 Mhz HFC (hybrid fiber coax) distribution plant and ring architecture to provide complete redundancy on the fiber optic backbone for residents and technology-dependent businesses. The city's progressive officials continually invest in infrastructure improvement, support economic development and expand recreational facilities. Two major bridge replacement projects have been undertaken recently to provide easy access into the community.


Coon Rapids shares a modern elementary, junior high and high school with the neighboring community of Bayard in a mission to provide all students the opportunity to develop their abilities to become self-supporting and responsible citizens, productive individuals and lifelong learners in a changing world. The schools are small enough that every student gets individual academic attention and the opportunity to participate in music, athletic and fine arts programs. The professional staff averages 14 years tenure, serving more than 438 students.


The Coon Rapids housing market includes a good inventory of solid private homes, new condominiums, apartment complexes and affordable residential housing lots. Seniors may choose between four different senior-living apartment complexes and Thomas Rest Haven, an award winning skilled nursing facility.


Coon Rapids is centrally located on Hwy 141, in west central Iowa, 70 miles northwest of Des Moines, 100 miles northeast of Omaha, 285 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 245 miles north of Kansas City. The community is also served by active rail lines. If you are interested in moving your business to Coon Rapids, contact the Coon Rapids Development Group for details about available locations including spots in our commercial-industrial areas on Highway 141.

City of Coon Rapids Offices: 123 3rd Avenue South, Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058 712-999-7749