Dike Real Estate
Dike real estate is located in Grundy County, Iowa and is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was named for Chester Thomas Dike, a railroad construction engineer. He chose the site for the town and laid it out in 1900. The community, with a population of 1,209 is a desirable location for those who prefer a small town atmosphere with the advantages of being in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls metro area. Choosing Dike homes for sale provides proximity to recreation, entertainment, jobs and shopping.
Dike has numerous recreational options including a swimming pool with a water slide, high and low boards and a wading pool. For those who love tennis, there are four lighted tennis courts as well as racquetball courts, a sand volleyball court, a playground and shelter located in Dike. There are many parks throughout the town and the community provides several organized activities for area youth. Little league baseball, soccer, softball, a swim team, basketball and seasonal activities are ongoing during the year.
Residents of Dike real estate are served by the Dike-New Hartford Community School District. The district is noted for academic excellence as well as providing co-curricular programs. Over the past 20 years, students have won more than a dozen state championships in four sports as well as outstanding ratings in speech and music.
The location of Dike real estate is one of the attractive options. It is only 10 miles west of Cedar Falls/Waterloo and is adjacent to Interstate 20. A 20 minute drive to the University of Northern Iowa and Hawkeye Community College provides students with institutes of higher learning that are close to home. There are several shopping centers nearby and art and historical museums, cultural activities and business opportunities.
There are over 30 businesses located in Dike including craft, antique and specialty shops in addition to a lumber yard, grocery stores, a bank and post office. The Fox Ridge Country Club is in Dike and contains a housing development as well as an 18-hole golf course. With all the amenities needed or desired, Dike offers residents an advantageous location near many conveniences.