Winterset


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Nestled in the picturesque rolling terrain, Winterset, Iowa is famous as the birthplace of actor John Wayne and the world-famous covered bridges that were popularized by Robert James Waller’s novel, “The Bridges of Madison County.”

Winterset is a fascinating and fun place to visit, explore and live, with a rich history, enticing shopping and dining, welcoming lodgings, a thriving business community and a responsive economic development group. During the summer, Winterset and Madison County host a whole calendar’s worth of great community events such as live music at the Madison County Winery, Two Saints Winery and Covered Bridge Winery. You can also catch a summer concert series featuring the Winterset Community Band and local artists in Winterset’s town square, a monthly classic car show, see a movie at the Art Matinee Theater, shop at the weekly farmers market and attend local bike nights for both bicycle and motorcycle lovers!

Winterset also hosts a multitude of events throughout the year that provide the community with fun, food and everything in between. The city celebrates local celebrity John Wayne during his annual birthday celebration in May and the United States’ birthday during the annual Independence Day celebration in July. The Madison County Fair brings together animals, food and competitions of all types at the end of July. In August, community members get active at the annual Cannonball Pump and Run, which combines weight lifting, running and a post-party in to one family fun event and come back together mere days later for delicious barbeque at the Madison County BBQ Shootout. In October, you can enjoy the literary side of the community at the annual Covered Bridges Festival which features food, entertainment, the famous covered bridges and beautiful fall colors.

When you want to get away for the weekend the Des Moines Metro area is just a 30 minute drive to popular events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment the Des Moines Metro area. 

If you're interested in visiting and living in Winterset, visit the Madison County website which includes community information, as well as information about the above events and more!

Wanting to move to this picturesque community nestled in the heart of Madison County?  Then check out the most current list of available Winterset homes for sale and find the home and community of your dreams.

 

Winterset Homes for Sale:

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MLS # 527189
Wonderful building lots in Winterset! Cul-De-Sac home sites available with a great price!
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MLS # 552845
Here is your opportunity to own your own restaurant business in the rapidly growing community of Winterset. Located on John Wayne Drive, the main thoroughfare in Winterset, and across from the John Wayne Museum. You'll enjoy good visibility at this location. Currently seats 50 people. Call for more information on equipment included in this sale.
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MLS # 554860
This is a 2 story brick building with apartment upstairs 1200 sq ft. Could be owners living area or rental income of $4-500 a month. Garage is huge and could also be rented out. Plenty of parking would be great for all types of business formally was a restaurant/ bar . Lorimor needs and wants a RESTAURANT BAR!!!! CALL TODAY!!
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MLS # 554542
m/l 4.5 acres off paved highway. Walkout parcel with plenty off trees for a great setting. Rural water is at the road. Century Link is in the process of laying fiber optic lines for internet.
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MLS # 446872
Covered Bridge Estates in Winterset may be your answer if you are still searching for a community to build your next home. Just north of town on HWY 169 you will find CBE to be perhaps the perfect fit. Only 47 homes will be built, and TS Construction has purchased 4 premium home site lots to create custom built houses. Living in a smaller area has its advantages, you get to know your neighbors, and children can make lifelong friends. Right now TS Construction has a proposed w/o ranch with 2063 sf on the main level alone. Enjoy the shared pond, timber and west views, imagine sitting on your covered deck with the family and friends watching the incredible sunsets. This lot is 3.25 per assessor's office. Winterset school district is highly rated, and with good sport's programs. Fareway and Hy-Vee both have invested in the community by erecting new stores. Other prime lots are 3, 7, 37 and 44. Call me for info.
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