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    Aplington / Parkersburg Real Estate

    Aplington real estate is located on State Highway 57. Interstate 35 is only 35 miles to the west of the city and Interstate 380 is southeast of Aplington. This is a small community with a population of 1,128 and is located in the farm fields of northeast Iowa. Aplington is within 2 hours of 73% of the population of Iowa. This community has a fine schools system, the Aplington-Parkersburg Community School District. The elementary and middle schools are located in Aplington and the high school is in Parkersburg, which is only 5 miles away. The high school’s football team has produced several NFL players. Aplington homes for sale are often chosen for the affordability as well as the quality of life provided by this city.

    With a recreational complex on the western edge of the town and an attractive downtown area in addition to the location of Parkersburg nearby, there are many options available for residents. Aplington was originally known as Fort Aplington. It was a U.S. Army outpost until the fort burned in 1885. The small town nearby was known as Fort Aplington and changed its name to just Aplington in 1925.

    The nearest big city is Waterloo, Iowa, which is 28 miles from Aplington. Residents enjoy numerous recreational venues such as a golf course clubhouse and 9-hole course, a community center, lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool and a city park with playground equipment and a picnic shelter. Aplington real estate is a choice often made by those who want to live in a rural community with the amenities of a large city nearby.

    The nearby city of Parkersburg with a population of 1,870 is another beneficial aspect. This city has the highest population of all cities in Butler County. It was incorporated in 1874. Major routes to the cities of Parkersburg and Aplington include Iowa Highway 14 and 57 and U. S. Route 20. Residents of Parkersburg real estate have access to the Beaver Meadows Golf Course and Campground, which is located on the north side of the city. There is a public airport only 11 miles from Aplington and a commercial air service, Waterloo Airport is 30 miles away.

    The cities are located only 105 miles from Des Moines, Iowa and 315 miles from Chicago. Real estate within Parkersburg and Aplington is an attractive option for young professionals, families, retirees and others who want to live in small communities with big city amenities nearby.    

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