Johnston, Iowa is a fast-growing community with an exploding population — nearly 16,000 people call Johnston home, according to the latest census information. Substantial growth has occurred in both residential and commercial areas. Great parks, excellent schools, and a prime location make Johnston desirable to newcomers.
Employment opportunities abound with Johnston being headquarters to Pioneer Hi-Bred, Iowa Public Television, and Camp Dodge Military Reservation. The Gardeners of America and Men’s Garden Clubs of America are also headquartered in Johnston.
After work, residents enjoy Johnston’s many parks and walking trails. Saylorville Lake also attracts many outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy water sports such as boating, fishing, swimming, and jet skiing. Those who prefer to stay on shore will enjoy camping, picnicking, disc golf, and a butterfly garden.
Johnston Public Library provides downloadable books, story time, and book clubs. Over 6,000 students attend the schools in Johnston, which consist of five elementary, two middle, and one high school. The school district also provides before and after school care, preschool, and adult education. The Johnston Police Department offers the DARE program, child safety seat inspections, Safety Town, and KID Pix. They also have neighborhood watch programs and E-Lerts.
Every summer, Johnston Green Days brings the town together with a bike race, rib contest, a carnival, and a car show. Find your Johnston apartment and enjoy this dynamic city.