Welcome to Stanhope

A Little Slice of Home!


Are you ready to relocate and get your little slice of home? Does a small town with peaceful streets and friendly neighbors sound like the quality of life you’ve been searching for? Stanhope, Iowa is ready to welcome you to the sweet life! Located on Hwy. 17 in rural central Iowa, this Hamilton County community speaks to those wanting a simpler way of life. A better way of life. One that allows you to live, work, and play close to home while enjoying all four of the beautiful seasons the Midwest has to offer. Learn More!

Stanhope offers affordable housing to fit your needs. The small Midwest town boasts safe neighborhoods, low property taxes, and a low cost of living. Classic older homes to newer builds, single family to apartments, this friendly town offers a variety of housing options. Are you ready to call Stanhope your new home?  Let’s take a look!

Work Here

In Stanhope, you’re always a short drive from work. No traffic jams, no gridlock. Even better, an employer that appreciates your skills. The boom in cutting edge industries continues to grow alongside generations of agribusiness, offering both full and part time employment right here in central Iowa. Looking to change or advance your career? The businesses of Hamilton County are hiring.  Jobs with the opportunity to increase your income are waiting! Check out the job openings that meet your needs and make the move to a better way of life!  Search now!

Education & Healthcare

Students in PreK through High School receive public school opportunities from South Hamilton High School located in neighboring Jewell, Iowa. Smaller class sizes allow for excellent student to teacher ratio while commitments to technology, the arts and sports afford a wide range of activities for students. Quality education is the priority! High School students also benefit from post-secondary enrollment options available through Iowa Central Community College and DMACC. Higher education can be found at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.

State-of-the-art healthcare is provided to Hamilton County residents through Van Diest Medical Center.

Things To Do

Celebrating the four seasons in this rural Iowa town is all about the simple pleasures. Close to a wide array of Hamilton County parks, families are never without something fun to do. Boating, canoeing, kayaking can be found on a nearby lake or river. Trails offer biking, hiking or a leisurely stroll. Winter fun can include ice fishing or cross country skiing just up the road at Briggs Woods. And when the days of summer roll around, the annual Stanhope Watermelon Days welcomes young and old alike with generations from around the state and country making their way home to this one-of-a-kind family festival. Residents also take advantage of local restaurants, and just a short drive away, theater and sporting events are ready to be enjoyed.

Do Business Here

Stanhope is located on Hwy 17 just minutes from 4-lane Hwy 20 and I-35, surrounded by communities providing for wonderful business opportunities. Entrepreneurs looking to expand their business, to relocate to support an existing industry, or wanting to start a new business, will find a skilled workforce, job training services, available sites and buildings. Plus, based on the site chosen, local and state incentives make relocation an easy decision. Ripe for expansion in agribusiness, advanced manufacturing and technology, this central Iowa area also boasts cutting edge industries in the fields of aquaculture and wind energy. Broadband internet, tax breaks and commitment to local business growth make the decision to do business in Hamilton County, Iowa the right choice.  Learn more!


Community Partners

Contact Info

City of Stanhope
600 Main Street
PO Box 128
Stanhope, IA  50246


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