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# 3 Coolest Small Towns in America.
Number one small city in the nation to live in or relocate to.
One of America's Prettiest Painted Places.
Rohm and Hass Paint Quality Institute
Grinnell is rightfully known as the "Jewel of the Prairie," with some of Iowa's hottest independent restaurants, a host of unique retailers and a legendary downtown. Add in world-class athletic and recreational facilities, plus a thriving arts and culture community and you can see why Grinnell has been named one of the Top Ten Coolest Small Towns in America! Whether you are stopping by for an hour, a weekend or the rest of your life, welcome to Grinnell!