Community

Glenwood is truly the best of two worlds! Nestled in the foothills of the Missouri River, Glenwood offers the serenity of a small town and yet is only minutes away from opportunities afforded a larger metropolitan area. A strong attraction for those who work in Omaha is that one leaves the work traffic behind when directed east towards the hills.

Glenwood, the county seat, with a population of 5,200, is a growing community with a progressive yet friendly business district. A picturesque downtown square surrounds a court yard of trees and shrubs framing the Mills County Court House and renown clock tower.

Meet the people . . Say "Hello!" We think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Glenwood Lake Park, the pride of Glenwood, offers area residents a chance to "kick back and enjoy" a beautiful picnic area surrounding a scenic Glenwood Lake. Adjacent to the park are newly constructed horseshoe pits along with a five acre recreation and sports complex, complete with tennis courts, ball diamonds, and soccer fields.

Sports and recreation can also be found at the Glenwood Golf Course, Pony Creek Recreational Area as well as the Glenwood Sports complex.

Glenwood Churches
Glenwood is also served by sixteen churches (one Roman Catholic and fifteen Protestant), some old, some new. The old retain the foundation on which our community was built while modern new churches show our commitment to the future.

Community Activities
Glenwood also has it's own local theater group, the Mills Masquers. The group performs comedies, melodramas, and musicals several times each year, utilizing the amphitheater and their newly constructed playhouse.

Glenwood Public Schools
Glenwood School District, with an enrollment of 1,800, includes two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. New additions to the elementary and high schools help the system keep pace with an ever increasing enrollment.

Additional information for Glenwood:
Glenwood Census Fact Sheet (from 2002 Census Data)
Local Workforce Development (Employment Opportunities)
Weather for Glenwood
[ Yahoo! Maps ] Map of Glenwood, IA

For more information about the Glenwood area contact:

Glenwood Chamber of Commerce
32 1/2 North Walnut
Glenwood IA 51534
(712)527-3298

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