Grinnell Chamber

Residents & Relocation

Grinnell is a vibrant community with much to offer its citizens. Living in Grinnell means enjoying an exceptional quality of life where commutes are short, housing is affordable, life is great and you are part of the community. Whether you enjoy outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture scene, dining out at unique, independent restaurants, or being involved in a civic organization, there is something for everyone in Grinnell. The community is family-friendly and well suited for active retirement. Many volunteer opportunities exist (click here for details) and make living in Grinnell meaningful and sustainable for future generations. Quite simply, living in Grinnell is more than just owning a home...it's about sharing ownership in a vibrant community.


Grinnell By the Numbers:

Population: 9,218

Founded in 1854

Average commute of residents is 14.4 minutes

5.6 square miles of land area

Grinnell College brings in students from 50 states & 50+ countries

1.3 million people live within 70 miles of Grinnell

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