Waverly / Janesville Real Estate
Waverly real estate is located in Bremer County, Iowa. The city of Waverly is the county seat and has a population of 9,874. It is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. Waverly has a long history dating to the time when it was an Indian reservation for the Winnebagoes, the Mesquakie and the Pottawattomies, although the reservations were moved to Minnesota as part of a treaty with the United States. The first settler of this area was Frederick Cretzmeyer, who built a log hut on the east side of the Cedar River. William Patterson Harmon purchased most of the area known as Waverly today from the U.S. Government in 1853 to build a town and a saw mill. Waverly homes for sale are located near Janesville real estate. Janesville is in Bremer and Blackhawk Counties and is the oldest city in Bremer County.
The location of both cities provides residents with many advantages. Wartburg College is one. This is a four-year liberal arts college that was opened in 1852. The college is named after a castle in the city of Eisenach, Germany, which is the sister city of Waverly. Residents of Waverly real estate are served by public schools in the Waverly-Shell Rock School District. Janesville is served by the Janesville Consolidated School District and advanced courses are available at Waverly-Shell Rock High School, the University of Northern Iowa and Wartburg College in Waverly.
Janesville homes for sale were part of a farming community in the 1800s and with the completion of U.S. Highway 218/Iowa Highway 27, also known as the Avenue of the Saints, the completion of several new subdivisions within the community as well as surrounding areas has been a growth factor for Janesville. The city of Janesville is located on the county line between the counties of Blackhawk and Bremer and is divided by the Cedar River. With numerous recreational and entertainment venues, both cities are an excellent choice for first-time homebuyers, families, young professionals and retirees. Janesville real estate and Waverly homes for sale provide a fantastic option for those who want to live in a small town while enjoying big city amenities.