A beautiful city nestled on the banks of the Cedar River
Located in northeast Iowa, Waverly is a beautiful, extraordinary community of nearly 10,000 residents and considered part of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls metropolitan area, also called the Cedar Valley. This metro area is home to approximately 150,000 people.

Waverly’s central business district spans the Cedar River, while numerous other businesses and industries are uniquely nestled through the community. An impressive inventory of community assets includes 12 miles of trails and paths, two 18-hole golf courses – one public and one private, a vibrant public library, the city-owned Waverly Health Center, the 200,000 square-foot Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness complex, and abundant cultural opportunities which accompany a community with a premiere liberal arts college.

Waverly’s downtown is designated as a Main Street Iowa District. The district is home to a quality mix of service businesses, specialty shops, destination stores and restaurants. These businesses along with others are part of evolving “life and leisure” business clusters. As the 17th fastest growing city in Iowa, Waverly maintains a focus on balanced growth and is an ideal location for commercial, industrial and corporate headquarters and retail developments.

As the county seat for Bremer County, Waverly is a hub for activity. City government and economic development leaders have set the course for a prosperous future through their strong commitment to a safe community, investment in parks, trails and services, and through a unique partnership formed to bring economic success through the creation of employment opportunities and a revitalized downtown.

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Fun Facts About Waverly

NerdWallet named Waverly the #1 Best Place for Young Families in Iowa for its home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education, and family friendliness.

Local Niche ranked Waverly in the top 10 cities in Iowa based on livability using grades for weather, safety, schools, and access to activities, jobs, housing, and transportation.

Waverly is a "gigabit city" with some of the fastest Internet connections in the state.

Whether you want to live, play, or work in Waverly, check out WaverlyWelcomeHome.com.

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