is located in the beautiful rolling hillsides of southwest Iowa. As you
learn more about Creston we hope you will see all that Creston and
the surrounding area have to offer.
the regional hub of southwest Iowa for business, education, medicine,
industry, shopping and recreation, Creston caters to residents and
visitors wanting small-town service with big-town products. Creston has
many interesting shops where there is always a friendly face and
is a growing community. Since the last census in 2010 Creston has grown
by almost 1%. It is the largest city between Des Moines and
Council Bluffs (2010 Census) in southwest Iowa (I - 80 to the North, I
- 35 to the East, the Missouri border to the South and the Missouri
River to the West.
of Iowa Report, covering 2005 to
2010, has Creston and Union County as one of the Top 10 fastest
growing areas in the State. Our job growth during this time placed
second statewide at 10.5%.
Creston has been recognized as a
Certified Connected Community by the State of Iowa. By
receiving this award, Creston has shown through an extensive
assessment, our overall broadband and technology will
continue to support economic development and residential quality of
August of 2015 Creston was ranked as the 14th Best Commuter City in
Iowa by Obrella Insider. The survey considered Iowa cities
whose population exceeded 3,000 at the time of the survey including
methods of commuting and a breakdown of commute durations.
is a Home Base Iowa Community. Home Base Iowa's mission is to make Iowa
the state of choice for military men and women as they transition to
civilian careers. Home Base Iowa will provide veterans with
resources that can open doors to job opportunities, welcoming
communities and on-going engagement with the military community.
We hope you will come
and discover the opportunities that await you in Creston, where the
attitudes and hospitality of our community welcomes people of all ages.