Lake Houses for Sale in Iowa
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In terms of its size, Iowa is the country's 26th-largest state, covering an area of 56,276 square miles (36 million acres). In its entirety, 55,857 square miles (99 percent) is made up of land, while the remaining 416 square miles is covered by water. With its dizzying elevation extreme of a mere 1,190 feet, pancake-flat Iowa's main outdoor attractions are of the horizontal persuasion. Two national scenic byways thread the state, while any number of country roads will take you through a land of farms, covered bridges and quiet towns. Fishing and hunting are both popular in Iowa, with the Missouri and Mississippi rivers both offering the chance to cast for trout, catfish, walleye and bass, along with countless other local lakes and waterways throughout the state. Lands of America research shows that 99 percent of land in the Hawkeye State is privately owned. Iowa's current price-per-acre average places it 25th in the country in terms of land value. This data represents $211 million of ranches, farms and other land acreage for sale in the state covering a total of 52,229 acres. Farmland was the most common type of land for sale in Iowa. Of Iowa's 99 counties, Allamakee County had the most rural property and land for sale.