About Greene County

About Jefferson

The town of Jefferson is respected statewide for the quality of life it provides its residents from educating its young people, to a healthy mix of progressive industries and other business firms, to its strong professional community, and its myriad of social, religious, charitable and non-profit organizations, Jefferson is a good place to live.

About Greene County

A Great Place to Live and Work

Greene County has a lot to offer, including:

  • State of the art recreational center
  • Mahanay Bell Tower which is a 14 story carillon tower. A glass elevator takes visitors to the 120 ft. observation deck which commands a breathtaking view of Jefferson and the surrounding countryside
  • The 64-mile Raccoon River Valley Recreational Bicycle Trail begins at the Milwaukee Depot in Jefferson and wanders the scenic countryside, ending in the capital city of Des Moines
  • Three well maintained golf courses
  • Spring Lake Park, an Iowa State Park, great spot for camping & fishing
  • Over a dozen different restaurants, featuring a variety of different cuisine
  • Above state average rate of homeownership
  • Rising household incomes and home values