Snug in the grassy prairie of central Iowa, the city of Newton is located 35 miles east of Des Moines. A countryside community with a relaxed way of life, Newton residents are close enough to easily commute to the busy metro area, but far enough to enjoy friendly neighborhoods and that small-town feel.
Newton offers several parks, a swimming pool, bike trails, a municipal golf course, community theaters, an arboretum, and museums — including the International Wrestling Museum. Visit the Iowa Speedway and catch NASCAR, Indy, and World Truck races. Or, visit nearby Rock Creek State Park (centered around Red Rock Lake) during the annual Bald Eagle Day, usually held in March.
World-acclaimed Maytag Blue Cheese, made and aged on a quaint farm near town, was established in 1941. Other businesses based in Newton include Skiff Medical Center, Iowa Telecom, and TPI Iowa.
Newton residents enjoy excellent public schools, several area restaurants, and endless venues for entertainment. Ask a resident and they’ll tell you — Newton is a wonderful place to live.