Home > States > Iowa
Click to view Property Details

This very secluded property offers great whitetail hunting, turkey hunting, and has a nice 1-acre pond stocked with bass and bluegill. There are 51.47 acres of CRP paying $9573/year enrolled through 2030. There are also about 40 acres of pasture being rented out for $1200/year but this doesn’t have to continue. There ...

Click to view Property Details

Take a look at the 4 bedroom home in Keosauqua. Great location by the school, swimming, tennis and golf. The home boasts a large living room with a wood fireplace and overlooks an amazing 4 seasons room. Large kitchen, dining room, 1 bedroom and a bathroom on the 1st floor and 3 bedrooms and a bath on the 2nd story, plus...

Click to view Property Details

If you are looking for an affordable sized hunting tract that has the potential to produce substantial hunting opportunities, take a look at this one—isolated in the middle of a large wooded area well known for excellent deer and turkey hunting as well as large populations of each. The future and current timber value ...

Click to view Property Details

With a modern/rustic lodge overlooking its two and a half miles of river valley, this listing offers a chance for you to own a premiere investment that blends amenities with a world-class outdoor experience. Whether used as a permanent home, a private hunting getaway, or a business retreat; Skunk River Lodge represents the ...

Click to view Property Details

Here is an extremely well-rounded property with investment and recreational opportunities. The seller is in the process of enrolling the 39 tillable acres into CRP for 2021. This tract is accessible from several directions and locations, aiding in both hunting and farming scenarios. Elk Creek flows through the property, add...

Click to view Property Details

This outstanding hunting tract with income potential, current, and future timber value has excellent access. The next owner will have the opportunity to take this great property to the next level from a hunting perspective if desired. Food plotting all or parts of the existing fields and creating more inviting bedding habit...

Click to view Property Details

Hobby Farm? Have horses or other animals? Here is the perfect place located on a hard surfaced road minutes from Cedar Rapids. Beautiful outbuildings featuring a 8 stall heated Morton horse barn, attached riding arena with 5 stalls, foaling barn, heated shop, several other out buildings including a 53x72 Morton machine s...

Click to view Property Details

Whitetail Properties Real Estate is honored to offer this stunning Loess Hills combination farm for sale. Situated near the small town of Turin, this property is the example of all the best things Western Iowa has to offer; spectacular views, escape from the everyday hustle, phenomenal hunting and fishing and peace and quie...

Click to view Property Details

Primo hunting tract with income, located in an excellent neighborhood for trophy whitetails.  ...

Click to view Property Details

This farm is in the direct path of growth and expansion of the fast-growing community of Adel. The city limits currently wrap around the north, south and west sides of this property with the Raccoon River acting as the eastern boundary. The current owner has decided not to annex this farm into the city limits so that future...

Click to view Property Details

Excellent location located right off of Hwy 34 between Albia and Ottumwa. This secluded 4BR/3BA Ranch style home offers the full experience of country living on a smaller acreage. Recently remolded with an addition this home has an open floor concept, granite countertops, hickory cabinets, traditional fire place and laundry...

Click to view Property Details

Nice little hideaway in Leeds. Two parcels that total .57 acres....

Click to view Property Details

The opportunity is here!! You can own an affordable acreage, just minutes from the metro~ with updates, plenty of outbuildings, a pool, and lots of trees for shade!! This acreage features a large home with 5bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large dining room, comfortable living room, and updated kitchen. The windows are newer and there...

Click to view Property Details

This property is exactly why more and more people are looking to Delaware County for their new home site. This parcel could fit up to 3 homes on it, or simply build what you want on it right now. The property is dotted with mature white oaks giving the timber feel while being only two miles from town. The driveway takes you...

Click to view Property Details

Located near the Iowa Great Lakes, on the Iowa/ Minnesota border and by the Des Moines River is one of the most beautiful hunting properties I have ever been on. A hardwood timbered area with river frontage and plush Iowa corn and beans fields on its edge provides a perfect habitat for huge Iowa bucks. Well-groomed ATV/UTV ...

Click to view Property Details

Located near the Iowa Great Lakes, on the Iowa/ Minnesota border and by the Des Moines River, this is a beautiful hunting property! A hardwood timbered area with plush Iowa corn and beans fields on its edge provides a perfect habitat for huge Iowa bucks. Well-groomed ATV/UTV trails throughout this scenic property make easy ...

Click to view Property Details

A hardwood timbered area with Des Moines River frontage and plush Iowa corn and bean fields on its edge provides a perfect habitat for huge Iowa bucks. Well-groomed ATV/UTV trails throughout this scenic property make easy access to several stand locations for bow, shotgun, or muzzleloader hunting. Within this property, ther...

Click to view Property Details

Just listed! This adorable 3 bedroom home located in Keosauqua, part of the Villages of Van Buren County, Iowa. Hardwood floors and arched doorways add to its character. Appliances are included in this sale. Nice 2 car garage. Covered front porch and deck in back overlooking the fire pit. Close to the school, pool, tennis...

Click to view Property Details

16.63 acres of development ground with a creek and within the City limits of Bronson, Iowa that is currently being farmed. Perfect set up for horses, multiple acreage lots, light commercial or whatever your ideas maybe. Part of the property is currently in the 100 year flood map. Building plans should be verified with the C...

Click to view Property Details

Outstanding hunting tract with income potential, excellent access, and current and future timber value present. The next owner will have the opportunity to take this great property to the next level from a hunting perspective if desired. Food plotting all or parts of the existing fields and creating more inviting bedding ha...

- view all iowa land for sale

Land for Sale in Iowa

In the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella tore out much of his corn crop on the family's Iowa farm to build a baseball diamond. "If you build it, they will come," was the voice he heard in his head. Shoeless Joe Jackson along with other members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox team came, appearing from the tall corn stalks around the field. It was an apt representation of Iowa farmland that stands true today. Perhaps, purchase farm and land for sale in Iowa and build your own backyard baseball field!

There's a good reason why people associate Iowa with farming. It is the number 2 agricultural state behind California. It's the top state in corn production and ranks second in soybean production. It also leads the U.S. in hog and egg production.

Types of Iowa Land for Sale

There are always great farms and land for sale in Iowa whether established producing land or barren. For those interested in investing but not yet ready to turn their attention to farming, consider the purchase of acreage that has a history of being leased by other farmers.

There is also some diverse recreational land in Iowa. While it doesn't have any major league football or baseball teams, the state's population has a vested interest in other sports including those by the Iowa Rodeo Cowboys Association, and an abundance of other equine-related events. 4-H and FFA activities for children and teenagers is a huge part of growing up outside of the big city. There is Iowa hunting land & acreage for sale that may become recreational for you to use as well!

As such there are a lot of small family farms which sometimes become available after the kids grow up. Horse ranches, from small breeding operations with indoor arenas to larger spreads, are available throughout the state. For those with horses, other livestock, and family pets, you may wish to consider property near Ames, in the central part of the state and close to one of the top veterinary schools in the country.

When looking for recreational farm and land for sale in Iowa consider taking a look around Clear Lake in Cerro Gordo County near the north end of the state. Here, you'll find a fishing paradise with marinas and small-acre property with or without a summer cottage. Other recreational lands for sale in Iowa can be found throughout Iowa whether investing for retirement property outside of the big city in which to enjoy the wildlife or hunting acreage. Check out Appanoose, Pottawattamie, and Van Buren counties among others.

Iowa Weather and Soil

Iowa receives a lot of rain and snow. It is cold in the winter, has wet springs and is hot and often humid during summer. The average rainfall in Iowa City, in the center of the state, is just above 37" with an average snowfall of 28". The abundance of rain is key to the state's crop production.

The state's fertile soil is the other key. If you find farm and land for sale in Iowa, there is a high probability the soil will be phenomenal for growing crops. In the article, Soil Wealth, Why North America Feeds the World, author David Montgomery of the University of Washington, attributes native forests and natural grasslands which had once covered various regions of the world, including the Midwest, with organic materials as major contributions to fertile soil.

"And the best of these soils for agriculture are those developed on deposits of loess, windblown silt such as that covering most of the American Midwest," Montgomery states in his article. Much of that land and soil is in Iowa.

Iowa Land and Industry

Now is a great time to invest in Iowa property. Statewide, an average price for one-acre of Iowa farmland was $7,264 in 2018. Farmland takes up 92% of the state with nearly 31 million acres of farmland. Iowa is also experiencing industrial growth, and it's mostly related to agriculture.

The largest cereal plant in the country is Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids. The country's largest popcorn processing plant is in Sioux City. And, Waterloo is home to the largest wheel-tractor plant in the country.

Farmlands and other properties here are available in small 10-20-acre plots to 1,000-acres or more. If you are looking for your own Field of Dreams, consider browsing our IA Farms, and our Iowa hunting land & acreage for sale.

Buy Land in Iowa

You may find your dream property on Land Broker Co-op. If you have land for sale in Iowa or any state and are interested in sharing with our co-op listings, get started today!